Curious Names Due To Blunders, Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-12


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CURIOUS NAMES DUE TO BLUNDERS NEW YORK N Y June 11 The appearance of such verbal monstrosities as Royce Rools and Goaler on the racing programs of the metiox litan circuit this year is an argument in favor of so amending the turf code that manifest blunders of this kind can be corrected in the records even after a horse has started thus handicapped Goalers dam is Gal ¬ lows Hill and it was the evident intention to call the colt Jailer spelled in the old English way Gaoler but through some ones blunder he got into tin record with the meaningless name he now car ¬ ries riesRoyce Royce Rools it is said was sought to be regis ¬ tered as Rolls Royce after the motor which pro ¬ pelled the daring Harry Hawker and Mackenzie Greive on their recent reckless flight but the un ¬ written rule of the Jockey Club which forbids adver ¬ tising through the medium of a race horse forced the owner to find a new name He found one just about as valuable commercially because un ¬ mistakably suggestive of the original but a good deal more offensive and objectional than the other otherThe The thoroughbreds are comparatively free from these atrocities in nomenclature and are as a class named with better taste perhaps than horses of any other breed as becomes the aristocrat of the genus equus It is when one consults the Trotting Register or the Year Book of Harness Racing that the other extreme of taste is touched and the results of ignorance and stupidity in making or recording maiden entries in races often aggravate the offense

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