All that ignorance about Da Nags hasn't stopped me writing about them in the past:
- Policy affecting fertility
- Work-horses 1940s
- Antient artistic representations
- Antient liguistic representations
- As political assassins
- Risking my life for
- Βουκεφάλας Bucephalas
- Dawn Run
- Desert Orchid
- Eclipse first [and R] the rest nowhere
Danehill Dancer [R] was, for example, was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age, just last month in Ireland.
It worries me, the discrepancy between our treatment of end-of-life issues in a) any human b) any animal. If terminating your favourite horse/dog/cat is called putting the creature out of its misery, why are we so determined to keep people alive whatever their prognosis or level of suffering . . . except if we really don't like them.
And did you notice the War Admiral and Man o' War connexion. Stables and studs have a tendency to re-use names and name fragments, presumably for branding purposes.Seabiscuits sire was, for example, Hard Tack, effectively a synonym. But there are limits to what you can call your horse. Or with more Mental Floss obsessive detail.
- Not more than 18 characters including spaces
- Names can be recycled after death; famous horse-names are retired out of respect
- No naughty words
- No obvious commercial advertising
- No racing venue may be included
- Nor the words stallion, dam, sire
- Nor, without permission, the name of any living person