The Kentucky Derby is on Saturday. Lookin' At Lucky is the favorite.It's a fine name for a horse. And definitely better than these names of past Kentucky Derby competitors.
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Gold Shower 1943
Sure, you can say this horse's name didn't have the same meaning in the '40s because back then there was nothing called a "golden shower." But then what would you call what we did to the Axis powers? Woooooo! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Black Servant 1921
Oh, olden days. Such a simpler time. And an incredibly more racist time. Black Servant was foaled at Idle Hour Stock Farm in Kentucky. Weird. I assumed 1920s Kentucky was far more progressive.
The Cock 1916
The Cock only managed to place sixth at the 1916 Kentucky Derby. Probably because he had to lug around all that extra weight.
The Winner 1896
The Winner finished second-to-last at the 1896 Derby. Whoops. But "The Winner" is definitely a better name than "Second-to-Last."