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.