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May 2, 2014

Find out how all of the 2014 Kentucky Derby horses got their names

How do you name a racehorse? First, you have to make sure no other Thoroughbred is using it, and you'd be surprised how often that is. Most of the time, people like to reflect their horse's most esteemed forebears. Or sometimes, there's just that perfect name that sums up a time or emotion. There's a lot of whimsy involved, plus a few strict rules.

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