|Secretariat at the Preakness|
|Pants on Fire is in the Pink and Orange silks|
A Thoroughbred must be named by February of its 2-year-old year or a late fee will be charged. Six names in order of preference are submitted by the owner and the Jockey Club will decide which they can have. Horse names can be changed for a fee unless it has already raced or been bred. Names can be up to 18 characters, including spaces and punctuation. All horse names must be approved by the Jockey Club and there are a lot of rules about what you can't use:No initials such as C.O.D., F.O.B., etc.No names ending in "filly," "colt," "stud," "mare," "stallion," or any similar horse-related termNo names consisting entirely of numbers, except numbers above thirty may be used if they are spelled outNo names ending with a numerical designation such as "2nd" or "3rd," whether or not such a designation is spelled outNo names of persons unless written permission to use their name is on file with The Jockey ClubNo names of race tracks or graded stakes racesNo names clearly having commercial significance, such as trade namesNo 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 groupsNo names from the restricted list (Hall of Fame members, Eclipse Awards winners, Kentucky Derby winners, etc. To see all names that meet the restriction requirement check here in rule 6(F)(15).
|Breyer model of famed Quarter Horse stallion Zippo Pine Bar|