Why Week: Why Do Racehorses Have Such Weird Names?

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In the world of horse racing, the name of a given horse is considered to be almost as important as its ability to run. Thanks, in part, to a large number of rigid rules put in place by the the various governing bodies of the sport, picking a name is an exercise in creativity as much as it is a simple way to identify a horse.

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In the world of horse racing, the name of a given horse is considered to be almost as important as its ability to run. Thanks, in part, to a large number of rigid rules put in place by the the various governing bodies of the sport, picking a name is an exercise in creativity as much as it is a simple way to identify a horse.

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https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/apr/08/rules-racehorse-names-18-characters-not-rude-grand-national
https://www.ifhaonline.org/Default.asp?section=Resources&area=5
http://mentalfloss.com/article/21585/whats-horse-name-no-more-18-characters
http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2007/09/aw_nuts.html
https://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/sport/race-horse-names-betting-frankel/index.html
https://thelaughbutton.com/features/creators-airplane-pulled-off-one-funniest-jokes-weve-ever-heard/
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4634884
https://therail.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/20/worst-named-horses/
https://www.livescience.com/14020-kentucky-derby-weird-horse-names.html

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