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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