This is like a whole new world to me. I know we have some standardbred folks who visit this forum from time to time, so hopefully one of them will chime in and hold my hand.
My current silly question is this:
I’m trying to determine if a name is available. The criteria for a name being available is as follows:
- it is not an exact match for a horse that has raced or been bred in the past 15 years
- it is not an exact match for a horse that has been awarded honors, i.e. Dan Patch Award, O’Brien Award, Nova Award or inducted into the Hall of Fame
- it is not an exact match for a horse that is considered “outstanding” (has earnings of $100,000 or greater or has a 2:00 or better mark)
My top choice for a name has been used on a 1999 model whose information is as follows:
P, 3, 1:53.2S $87,775
The horse last raced in 2003. As far as I can tell, the horse has no breeding activity. The horse also died in 2013 per Pathway.
Looking at the criteria:
not an exact match for a horse that has raced or has been bred in the past 15 years.
no honors or awards
didn’t earn more than $100K
2:00 or better mark. It says 1:53.2S
So I guess this means the name isn’t available because the horse is “outstanding?” Or am I interpreting that wrong?