Undesirable Duplication Of Names., Daily Racing Form, 1916-06-08


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UNDESIRABLE DUPLICATION OF NAMES. At a recent meeting of the New York Jockey Club an amendment to the Bales of Baring was approved ordaining that no name that has been employed during the previous ten years, either in the Mud or on the turf, shall lie duplicated. Previously the rule said "five" years, and the extension seems to be eminently sensible, greatly reducing the chance of confusion of stallions or mans in pedigrees. If anything, the rule as amended is in a way better than our rule about names, for the MM that when n horse or mare in this country dies the name can be claimed for another immediately, provided that it is not the name of an equine celebrity. My point is this, that appareiillv there is no hard and fast rule here as to what constitutes a celebrated hMM or mare. Classic winners, of course, come under that heading, and doubtless also winners of the Gold Cup at Ascot and the Goodwood and Don-caster Cups. Yet there are many other big winners whose names, in my opinion, should have been immune from repetition. One example is Bruce, which should have won the Derby and did win the Grand Prize of Paris. There is at the present time a stf-epleehaser called Bruce. Then there is another chaser called Father Confessor, although there was a good horse of the name, by The AbtKit out of Stillroom Maid, which won two Liverpool Cups and the Chesterfield Cup at Goodwood for the late "Squire" Abington. The name of another good horse. Claymore, a winner of the Manchester November Handicap for Lord Howe, is now borne by a two-year-old in Lines stable. Other present names that recall memories of smart former hearers are Mazurka. Brown Prime, 1aganiii, Bonnet Rouge and Flambard. Mazurka .is one of the trio that took part in a memorable d-ad-hiat for the Astley Stakes, the other participants b:-ing Seobell and Wandering Nun. A head behind the three Thora and Cumberland ran another dead-beat for fourth place. In the next year Mazurka carried off the Stewards Cup for Lord Cadogan. and she also did well at the stud. The question of what constitutes celebrity, it is readily admit ted, can easily be stretched too far by the inclusion of all winners of important, but not great. baadtcapa, but tin- individuality of the horse or mar- should be taken into account. For example, such names of handicap giatils as Victor Wild. BendiM, See Saw and Clorane ought surely not to be repeated. Tin n there is the question of horses which only achieved fame at the stud, such as Wisdom and Callinulc. Surely these names should not lie available, nor. in my opinion, should the names of famous broodmares which have done little of note on the race course be repeated, Doris, for instance the dam of Sunstar. White Star. etc. I. and Galiiia dam of Bayardo. Lemberg and Kwang-Su. "Vigilant" in London Sportsman.

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