One of the most fun aspects of horse racing is seeing how horses are named. Owners usually buy a horse at a young age and submit a name to the Jockey Club, horse racings general authority on horse registration and data.
What are funny names for horses?
Horsen Around..Hoofy Heart..Gaits of Hell..Whatshesaid..Talk Derby to Me..Walk of Shame..Odor in the Court..Bored Bronco.
What should I name my race horse?
Secretariat..Seattle Slew..Man o’ War..Citation..Red Rum..Seabiscuit..Kelso..Native Dancer.
Why do racehorses have funny names?
So why are many horse names downright weird? It’s partly a way of getting around rules dictating that no professional thoroughbreds have the same name. That includes names which are spelled differently, but phonetically sound the same. … Names can be no longer than 18 characters, with up to seven syllables.
Sometimes in racing the odd name slips through the net that leaves us all in stitches. Here we give you the low down on the top 12 that have given us a right old chuckle when running on the track.
Clearly those sanctioning names didnt resort to this method thankfully for all of us we were treated to the commentaries! Clearly named on Speak Like A Pirate Day, this equine athlete was forever a pain in the backside for live commentators.
Horses are wonderful and magical creatures, geared for dedicated and mature pet owners. There are many breeds that we can choose from when searching for not only a new pet but a new best friend. Whether your heart is set on a trailblazer, a show-stopper, a free-spirit, mini-mane or gentle giant, there is sure to be a breed catering to all types of owners. Once your mare has settled in, the last item on the docket is to give them their name!
We have gathered one master list of comical and punny names that includes so many options bound to leave you laughing a must-read to the very end! No matter your horses temperament we are sure there is a perfectly fitting name thats both amusing and well suited for them!
Hay Girl Hay Degeneres Penny Loafer Shoe Crew My Little Pony Tig Notaro Pony Tail Silverman Chatters Poehler Schumer Lady She Lucy Fur Haddish Reya Sunshine Pinto Bean Chewbacca Silly Sid Burress Sir Neighs Alot Fleabag Mount Whiney Hart Tosh Colt Forty Five Bill Burr Ricky Bobby Russel Chappelle Eddie Hooves Mr Miyagi Alimony Pony Seinfeld Mr McWhinney Gluteus Maximus PxHere There isnt anything quite like a good pun.
So if you can rope one in with your pets name pure gold! Not only are the great conversation starters, but they will also be incredibly memorable to anyone meeting your steed for the first time! These are the best horse pun names:
Harry Trotter Pony Soprano Arnold Schwarze-neigh-ger Neigh Sayer Justine Thyme Minnie Scule Post Stallione David Hasselhoofs Britney Spurs Pony Montana Zee Bruh Kate Winsalot Jon Bon Pony Ron Neighsly Edgar Allen Pony Thanorse Richard Friction Tina Hay Hay Neighbor Jersey Shorse Maple Stirrup Alanis Mare-issette Spongebob Horsepant Chuck Horris Night Mare Leon Trotsky NeighNeigh Leaks Horsey Kiss Dappleganger Sylvester Stallion Usain Colt Kolt Kardashian Forrest Jump Tater Trot Liam Neighson Weebiscuit Hermoineigh Al Capony Pixabay | Alexas_Fotos Racehorse names tend to be a bit wild to begin with, but you wont believe how many there are that are quite hilarious. Here we have listed our favorites below.
With a little creativity, you may even be able to create your own! Horsen Around Hoofy Heart Gaits of Hell Whatshesaid Talk Derby to Me Walk of Shame Odor in the Court Bored Bronco Mane Attraction Foalin Around Equine Intervention Fifty Bales of Hay Whinny the Horseshoe Long Face Just Mare-ied Always Neighing Junkinthetrunk Hot to Trot Sofa Can Fast Mane Event Riding Miss Daisy Wheres the Beef Nosoupforyou Maythehorsebewithyou Rogue One Horse Power Pony of my Ownie What the Buck Sofa Can Slow DApples Are Sweet Although horses are not typically a funny or goofy pet , pairing them with a humorous name may be the ying to their majestic yang.
You should consider riding out all of the fun and quirky options before settling on something you may not love later on. We know that when it comes to selecting a name, there is no list better than ours when it comes to great and hilarious suggestions . Whether you are set on Hayday, Harry Trotter, or something completely different, we know your horse will get a total kick out of their new name .
If you werent able to find the right fit here, please check out one of our other horse name lists linked below: Feature Image Credit: pxfuel Oliver (Ollie) Jones A zoologist and freelance writer living in South Australia with his partner Alex, their dog Pepper, and their cat Steve (who declined to be pictured).
Ollie, originally from the USA, holds his masters degree in wildlife biology and moved to Australia to pursue his career and passion but has found a new love for working online and writing about animals of all types. Oliver Jones Oliver (Ollie) Jones – A zoologist and freelance writer living in South Australia with his partner Alex, their dog Pepper, and their cat Steve (who declined to be pictured). Ollie, originally from the USA, holds his master’s degree in wildlife biology and moved to Australia to pursue his career and passion but has found a new love for working online and writing about animals of all types.
Best Racehorse Names of All Time
One of the most fun aspects of horse racing is seeing how horses are named. Owners usually buy a horse at a young age and submit a name to the Jockey Club, horse racing’s general authority on horse registration and data.Many times, the name represents a combination of a horse’s parents. On some occasions, though, there are other motives in play, and every once in a while, the answer to the age-old question “what’s in a name?” is hilarious.That’s what has sparked this collage of racehorse names, which are designed to provoke a particular response. Some of the racehorse names in this collection are funny. Others are the result of interesting anecdotes. All of them are memorable.
Bottom Line: Arrrrr
Luck never hurts in horse racing, and a little serendipity produced one of the greatest race calls in the history of the sport.When a horse named Arrrrr ran at Saratoga on Aug. 16, 2008, and put forth a winning performance, track announcer Tom Durkin was ready.Ahoy, mateys.
Bottom Line: Bofa Deez Nuts
Someone goofed in allowing this name to be approved.Bofa Deez Nuts is a quarter horse, one that runs much shorter distances than thoroughbreds. He has run at Will Rogers Downs and Remington Park (both located in Oklahoma), and he found the winner’s circle for the first time in June 2018.Perhaps the funniest part of this story, though, is that Bofa Deez Nuts is a gelding.
Bottom Line: Covfefe
The potential for a great racehorse name was there already, as this filly (born in 2016) is by Into Mischief and out of a mare named Antics.As political and social media experts probably can guess, though, the name Covfefe was bestowed upon the horse following a certain U.S. president’s infamous tweet where he used that word. Covfefe was an impressive debut winner in September 2018 at Churchill Downs. She then was favored in the Grade 1 Frizette at Belmont Park and finished fourth.But in November 2019, the horse won a $1 million race in the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
Bottom Line: Denman’s Call
What Tom Durkin was to New York tracks, Trevor Denman was to California tracks. He was one of the top track announcers for decades and still holds that post at Del Mar.Several years ago, a horse was named Denman’s Call as an homage to the great announcer, and as connections often do, they picked the right horse to give the name to.Denman’s Call won the Grade 1 Triple Bend at Santa Anita in 2017. Unfortunately, Trevor was not on the call that day.
Bottom Line: Doremifasollatido
Tom Durkin’s vocal stylings also were on full display when a 2-year-old filly strutted her stuff on Independence Day in 2008 at Belmont Park.Doremifasollatido’s winning performance turned heads, but it was Durkin’s race call that makes people remember her fondly to this day.Doremifasollatido, by the way, turned out to be a very good horse. She won the Grade 2 Matron as a 2-year-old and banked more than $260,000 in career earnings.
Bottom Line: Dr. Fager
The story behind Dr. Fager’s name isn’t a funny one, but it includes one of the best “thank you” gifts ever given. Trainer John Nerud suffered life-threatening injuries after a fall from a horse. Then, he was saved by a pair of surgeries conducted by Dr. Charles Anthony Fager.The horse’s connections picked the right steed to name after the brilliant doctor. Dr. Fager won 18 of 22 lifetime starts, and his 1968 campaign is regarded as one of the best single seasons in racing history.That year, he won seven of eight starts and set a world record by running a mile in 1:32 1/5, a time that still stands as an American record 50 years later.
Bottom Line: Effinex
This isn’t quite as egregious an error as Bofa Deez Nuts, but Effinex was named as a reference to owner Dr. Russell Cohen’s ex-wife.The humorously named colt took a while to come around, but he blossomed in 2015, at the age of 4. He won three stakes races, including the Grade 1 Clark Handicap, and was second to the great American Pharoah in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic.The story had a sad ending, though, as the horse died from a ruptured pulmonary artery in 2017.
Bottom Line: Fiftyshadesofhay
The “Fifty Shades” book trilogy provoked many strong reactions among its readers.It is unclear whether or not the owners of this filly read the books, but whatever the case may be, they bestowed the name Fiftyshadesofhay on a filly that could run.Foaled in 2010, Fiftyshadesofhay won five of 20 career starts (including three graded stakes races) and banked more than $1 million in career earnings.
Bottom Line: First Dude
When Sarah Palin governed Alaska, her ex-husband Todd preferred to be addressed as the state’s “first dude.”Around the time of her vice presidential campaign in 2008, a mare named Run Sarah Run produced a colt, and First Dude stuck.The horse turned out to be one of the best in the country. He finished second in the 2010 Preakness Stakes before winning the 2011 Hollywood Gold Cup.
Bottom Line: Flat Drunk
When Flat Drunk debuted at Keeneland in spring 2017, the name elicited its fair share of chuckles. However, the 2-year-old filly flashed immense potential, winning her debut race.After that effort, though, she was sold privately and, in a very rare happening, was renamed Bonneville Flats. It’s often seen as bad luck to rename an already named horse, and in this case, the superstition may be right.Since being renamed, she’s won twice in 12 subsequent starts.
Bottom Line: Flat Fleet Feet
Try saying Flat Fleet Feet was one of the better race mares of the mid-1990s. She finished third or better in 19 of her 23 starts, and among her seven wins were the Grade 1 Top Flight Handicap and the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes.As good as she was, though, one could forgive announcers for suffering twisted tongues while she ran.
Bottom Line: Harass
On the surface, this doesn’t seem like a horrible or inappropriate name for a horse.However, when you put the name Harass into various horse racing expressions, or use it to describe actions during a race, the name’s meaning takes on a completely different connotation.See for yourself in this video.
Bottom Line: Hoof Hearted
If you say this name slowly, with a break between the two words, this doesn’t seem like such a scandalous name.But if you talk quickly, you’re left with a different-sounding name that would make a classroom full of elementary school students explode with laughter.
Bottom Line: I’ll Have Another
I’ll Have Another is one of the highest-profile horses on this list. He won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2012, but was denied a chance at horse racing’s Triple Crown due to an injury that forced his retirement.The colt was named I’ll Have Another as a result of a conversation between owner J. Paul Reddam and his wife.Reddam responded with that three-word phrase when asked if he wanted another fresh-baked cookie, and the name stuck.
Bottom Line: John Henry
One of horse racing’s best underdog stories is John Henry, whose name proved apropos.Named for the mythical figure who beat a highly touted machine in a digging contest, John Henry rose from obscurity to become one of the most celebrated horses in racing history.He won 39 of 83 starts in his Hall of Fame career, and statues bearing his likeness stand at both Santa Anita Park and Arlington Park.
Bottom Line: Luv Gov
Credit for this gem can go to Marylou Whitney, one of the most legendary figures on the New York racing circuit.The horse was born in 2006 and came of racing age following the saga that ended with Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigning from office due to an extramarital affair with a call girl.Luv Gov competed in two-thirds of the 2009 Triple Crown, running eighth in the Preakness before finishing fifth in the Belmont.
Bottom Line: Midnight Lute
Sports figures are no strangers to horse racing. However, one top-tier sprinter played into one of college basketball’s most bitter feuds.After being beaten to a recruit, UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian called Arizona coach Lute Olson “Midnight Lute,” and that name was given to a son of Real Quiet foaled in 2003.Like his namesake, Midnight Lute made a habit of sweeping in late. His stretch runs earned him a pair of Breeders’ Cup Sprint victories in 2007 and 2008, as well as career earnings of nearly $2.7 million.
Bottom Line: Mywifenosevrything / Thewifedoesntknow
These two horses are forever linked because of one race in 2010. Incredibly, these two horses ran against each other on Aug. 22 at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park.Even more incredibly, the two moved in tandem around the far turn, leading to one of the most bizarre stretch duels in racing history.In the end, Mywifenosevrything more than Thewifedoesntknow.
Bottom Line: Notacatbutallama
The name of Notacatbutallama stemmed from a game of Taboo played by owner Mike Repole and his wife Maria (more on them later).The hysterical response made for an eye-catching name that used most of the 18 characters allotted by the Jockey Club, but the horse that possessed it was far more than a punch line.He won a pair of Grade 3 races as a 3-year-old and ended his career with nearly $800,000 in earnings.
Bottom Line: Onoitsmymothernlaw
To this day, nobody’s really sure what caused the connections of Onoitsmymothernlaw to name her that.She didn’t run often (just four career starts), but her career included a win at Saratoga Race Course, and the race call included the hysterical comment, “Onoitsmymothernlaw … won’t go away!”
Bottom Line: Painting the Sky
Painting the Sky is one of the most eye-catching thoroughbreds in the country. She’s a “paint” horse, meaning she has patches of brown and white hair all over her body.She’s one of a select few paint thoroughbreds in recent racing history, and she turned plenty of heads whenever she ran.She won two of 12 starts from 2015 to 2017 while racing on the Louisiana circuit.
Bottom Line: Panty Raid
This is another one for the “Jockey Club goofed” file.Somehow, this name was approved, and the filly saddled with it was able to run.Panty Raid won five of 10 career starts, including two Grade 1 races, and she wound up earning more than one million dollars.
Bottom Line: Pollard’s Vision
In the early-2000’s, the book “Seabiscuit” inspired a movie and gave horse racing a boost in the public eye.Seabiscuit’s longtime jockey, Red Pollard, was blind in one eye, as was this horse that came about when the book and feature film were prominent.Pollard’s Vision earned six victories, including four graded stakes wins, and banked more than $1.4 million in career earnings.
Bottom Line: Stopchargingmaria / Stopshoppingmaria / Stopspendingmaria
These horses were all owned by Mike Repole, who made his fortune as the co-founder of Glaceau, which was sold to Coca-Cola for $4.1 billion in 2007.However, despite his wealth, Repole apparently is not keen on the spending habits of his wife, Maria. He named several horses in this vein, and some of them could really run.Stopchargingmaria, for instance, won more than $3 million in her career, and among her triumphs was a win in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
Funny Race Horse Names
There isn’t anything quite like a good pun. So if you can rope one in with your pet’s name – pure gold! Not only are the great conversation starters, but they will also be incredibly memorable to anyone meeting your steed for the first time! These are the best horse pun names: