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Monday, 22nd October 2012

Meanwhile, it seems everywhere one looks these days, Australian owners are following their US counterparts' lead and embracing horse names whose words are all rolled into one. At Caulfield, not only did Howmuchdoyouloveme blouse his rivals in the Gr2 Caulfield Sprint (see above) but Whateverwhenever saluted in the Gr3 Moonga Stakes (see above). As catchy as their monikers may be, we're still playing catch up with America where juvenile Notacatbutallama could soon be challenged by another 2YO for wackiest name: last Friday at Belmont US$700,000 Keeneland graduate Watrugonnadorosie won her Maiden. Fittingly, Watrugonnadorosie was sold by Australia's Ron Gilbert of Highgrove Stud, who purchased the Curlin filly's pregnant dam Tears I Cry - who is a half-sister to leading sire Street Cry.

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