Horses Not to Bet On


“Free to Good Home,” “Sir Limps-A-Lot,” “Why’s Everyone Running So Fast?”

All excellent names for not-so-excellent race horses. (You can see the full list that Tom recently read on the show, right here.)

Got a few suggestions of your own? We’d love to hear what you have in mind! You can share them right here.

Your in avoiding the glue factory,

Tom, Ray, and all of us at Car Talk Plaza


Baby Steps




Just Grazing


Group Hug


Lead Belly
Today’s Special
Uphill All the Way
Coal Miner’s Daughter
16 Tons


Fiat/Chrysler and his stable mate Government Motors


Actual name of a horse which raced, Half Fast.




Glue Factory


Hoof Hearted


Old Card Table (legs fold under)


you win.


For a harness-racing horse: “hugs+kisses.”

(For those who’ve read a racing form, “X” means “broke stride,” and “O” means “ran outside”–i.e. wide. So this would be a horse that was always breaking stride and/or running wide on the turns.)


Eighth Horse


Aren’t they limited to 13 letters in the name?


Daddy’s Little Tax Deduction
Ivana Tinkles


Hooves o’ Concrete


Spell It : "Hors D’oeuvres"
Pronounce It: "Horse Doovers"



Jockey Itch