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Help Sagamore Racing name a race horse!

Help us name our 2-year-old colt by Street Boss out of Circleofinfluence. This young horse is now training in Ocala, Florida and will return to Sagamore Farm this spring. We're excited to get him named and optimistic about his racing career!

This year, fans are encouraged to submit names with a whiskey theme, inspired by Baltimore-based whiskey company, Sagamore Spirit. Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey is an American whiskey with a unique mash bill and proofing process, which is cut to proof with the spring-fed water from Sagamore Farm. Be sure to listen to our Fast Horses, Slow Whiskey podcast here.

The colt's sire, Street Boss, is a multiple graded stakes winner, who also placed third in the 2008 Sentient Flight Group Breeders' Cup Sprint. His mother, Circleofinfluence is by graded stakes winner Eurosilver

Fans are encouraged to submit a name, in accordance with The Jockey Club name regulations listed below. The entry submission period closes on Monday, February 27 at 11:59 pm EST

Finalists will be selected and put up for a public vote! The finalists and voting details will be revealed on "Unique Names Day," March 7.

The fan who submits the chosen name will receive a tour of Sagamore Farm and the Sagamore Spirit Distillery.


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The Jockey Club name regulations

View the full list of rules and restrictions here. Check The Jockey Club registry to see if a name is currently in use or otherwise unavailable.

The following classes of names are not eligible for use:

  • Names consisting of more than 18 letters (spaces and punctuation marks count as letters);
  • Names consisting entirely of initials such as C.O.D., F.O.B., etc.;
  • Names ending in "filly," "colt," "stud," "mare," "stallion," or any similar horse-related term;
  • Names consisting entirely of numbers. Numbers above thirty may be used if they are spelled out;
  • Names ending with a numerical designation such as "2nd" or "3rd," whether or not such a designation is spelled out;
  • Names of living persons unless written permission to use their name is on file with The Jockey Club;
  • Names of persons no longer living unless approval is granted by The Jockey Club based upon a satisfactory written explanation submitted to the Registrar;
  • Names of racetracks or graded stakes races;
  • Names clearly having commercial, artistic or creative significance;
  • Names that are suggestive or have a vulgar or obscene meaning; names considered in poor taste; or names that may be offensive to religious, political or ethnic groups;
  • Names that appear to be designed to harass, humiliate or disparage a specific individual, group of individuals or entity;
  • Names that are currently active either in racing or breeding (see Rule6(E));
  • Names of winners in the past 25 years of grade one stakes races;
  • Permanent names. The list of criteria to establish a permanent name is as follows:
    • Horses in racing's Hall of Fame;
    • Horses that have been voted Horse of the Year;
    • Horses that have won an Eclipse Award;
    • Horses that have won a Sovereign Award (Canadian Champions);
    • Annual leading sire and broodmare sire by progeny earnings;
    • Cumulative money winners of $2 million or more;
    • Horses that have won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes, The Jockey Club Gold Cup, the Breeders' Cup Classic or the Breeders' Cup Turf; and
    • Horses included in the International List of Protected Names.
  • Names similar in spelling or pronunciation to the classes of names listed in Rule 6(F) 6 - 14 above.
  • Names of horses previously recorded in The American Stud Book by the same sire or out of the same dam as the foal for which the attempt is made.
  • Names of horses appearing within the first five generations of the pedigree of the foal for which the attempt is made.


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