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CLOCKERTERRY
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« on: May 21, 2008, 11:14:32 AM »

Joe Drape put together a list of the 500 worst named horses. It's missing a few I could name, like Acceptable Jill, and Knobgobbler, and Little Chingaso, but Cicero Grimes did make the list, along with some other locals, and they did catch my all time favorite, I Love the Organ.

http://therail.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/20/worst-named-horses/

 
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 11:33:05 AM »

Personally, I hate horses that have one word first names like...Dave or Doug
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 12:46:57 PM »

If fooling the Jockey Club is bad, then "Alpha Kenny Won" has to be one of the worst; I happen to think it's pretty damn clever. Unfortunately, the Jockey Club wised up when the name "Sofa Can Fast" was submitted.

My vote for worst: Jim Danaher and his band of Arky-breds, ALL with the word "Humble" as the first part of the name. You're a pious and religious man, Mr. Danaher -- we get it. How about something different, or at least humorous, like "Humble Pie Us".
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 01:27:47 PM »

Hahahahaha!

If they made "BAD COP NO DONUT" into "BADCOPNODONUT4U", it would have been better.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 01:30:59 PM »

GOBBLER’S KNOB!!!

How did they miss that one? Ha!
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008, 01:35:46 PM »

I’MALLWILLY

That's not a horse's name, I just wanted to let you know.

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008, 03:22:19 PM »

GOBBLER’S KNOB!!!

How did they miss that one? Ha!

I don't remember that one, but I distinctly remember Knobgobbler, by Turkey Shoot out of Pearly Mae. That one was a pretty good horse and ran in some national stakes so was on TV a lot, which made it all the more funny.
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2008, 04:01:22 PM »

I thought the great race mare "Go For Wand" had one of the ugliest names of all time.
What's wrong with Cicero Grimes?
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2008, 04:04:02 PM »

What's wrong with Cicero Grimes?

Beats me, but it's their list.

What about the immortal Poodle Skirt?
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2008, 04:13:15 PM »

I have to mention our heroine Thong View.
Coupled with the 1980s horse Fabulous Bush.
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2008, 04:22:24 PM »

I thought the great race mare "Go For Wand" had one of the ugliest names of all time.
What's wrong with Cicero Grimes?

Earl!! For once I agree with you totally, especially since I gave him that name! The authors are admitted lefties and might be regulars on this board knowing I tend to lean slightly to the right.  beer
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2008, 04:54:01 PM »

I think they were saying that you shouldn't name horses after people, assuming Cicero Grimes is a person.
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2008, 05:08:47 PM »

Cicero Grimes is a great name and a wonderful horse. I remember when he topped my 1st exacta at Sportsman's with Alex's Hot Fudge.  I was with a bunch of accountants and one of them kept asking me how I picked horses. I felt like telling him the black arts, but was polite and told him I just looked at the form and tried to figure out the race. It was a lovely day. beer
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2008, 05:14:27 PM »

I think they were saying that you shouldn't name horses after people, assuming Cicero Grimes is a person.

Movie character.
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2008, 06:16:58 PM »

Speaking of the near western suburbs, I always liked Left on Laramie.
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2008, 06:25:25 PM »

Movie character.

I KNEW THAT! I just forgot. OR, I was just TESTING you!
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2008, 07:25:10 PM »

Are you telling me that Skyhoofhearted didn't make that list?  These guys weren't paying attention to business.  I mean, just ask the caller who had to call that horse over and over.  It was a funny article.

I can't believe Interesting Prune didn't make it either.
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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2008, 08:30:11 PM »

I groomed knobgobbler. He was nice allowance horse but no nationally televised stake horse.
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2008, 08:55:54 PM »

I groomed knobgobbler. He was nice allowance horse but no nationally televised stake horse.

Appreciate the correction.

He sure was on TV a lot for an allowance horse! Maybe I watched many more simulcasts back then.
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2008, 10:08:21 PM »

How did they miss the one that Phil Georgeff said he always had trouble saying-  Hoof Hearted?
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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2008, 10:26:51 PM »

Sorry Pam I missed your post, was there more than one horse with Hoof Hearted in its name?  Is there a bloodline?

UPDATE- I ran a pedigreee query, they are seperate lines

http://www.pedigreequery.com/hoof+hearted2

http://www.pedigreequery.com/sky+hoof+hearted
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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2008, 10:30:46 PM »

I believe Hoof Hearted was first, then Skyhoofhearted was after. (sounding like guy who ------.)

I've heard so many funny stories of what the callers had to go through.  One caller (probably the one you mentioned) had coworkers putting whoopie cusions on his seat. 
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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2008, 10:38:00 PM »

There used to be a horse running in Chicago called "Puff Of Carb" -- Christine Janks horse, maybe?
 
I damn near died laughing when the late, great Kevin Goemmer called him "Puff Of Crap" in his racecall.
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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2008, 11:01:24 PM »

My God, I do love the internet so.

Youtube has a video featuring Hoof Hearted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NPKuyDWt4k&feature=related
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« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2008, 11:34:14 PM »

There used to be a horse running in Chicago called "Puff Of Carb" -- Christine Janks horse, maybe?
 
I damn near died laughing when the late, great Kevin Goemmer called him "Puff Of Crap" in his racecall.

That's classic!  Bunch of us used to refer to the horse as that.  Even Scott McMannis & John Brokopp had a mutual crackup on that horse when they used to do pre-race analysis at Sportsman's Park in the mid-90's when roamin' John would occasionally come up to the Handicapping Center. 

I remember Gerry Galitano, when he hosted the replay show, always used to accidently call that horse "Puff The Crab".
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