Kitten's Joy

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  • From Blood Horse:

    Later in the day, Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Firstlove won on debut at the Louisville track for trainer Mike Maker, taking a one-mile turf test by 3 1/2 lengths.

    Ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr., the Kitten's Joy colt settled in third along the inside, was guided to the outside as he moved up on the dueling leaders around the turn, and then drew off in the stretch with Juddmonte's Fulsome giving chase to pick up second in his first start.

    Out of the unraced Mineshaft mare Money Huntress, Kitten's Firstlove is a full brother to grade 3 winner Noble Beauty.
  • From Blood Horse:

    On Saturday, Klaravich Stables' Domain Enterprise took a 1 1/16-mile maiden test at Tampa Bay Downs in her third start for trainer Chad Brown. The Kitten's Joy filly out of the Limehouse mare Teroda is a half sister to grade 3 winner Sombeyay.

    Domain Enterprise raced in second through a quarter-mile that went in :22.96, but soon took over the lead under Antonio Gallardo. She raced through a half mile in :47.49 and then opened up her lead. In the stretch she was five lengths in front, but Reina Del Sol cut into her lead leaving her four lengths in front at the wire. She completed the distance in 1:43.06 on a firm course.

    Domain Enterprise made her debut Sept. 7 at Saratoga Race Course where she finished second to Editor At Large, who finished third in the Miss Grillo Stakes (G2T) one race later, in a 1 1/16-mile turf maiden test. She then raced off the board in the Selima Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
  • Every January for over five years now, Ramsey Farms has asked for help in naming their new crop of two year-old. I'm anxiously waiting to see if they ask for help this year. They have downsized significantly and I have no idea how many two year-olds are left in their barn. :)
  • Every January for over five years now, Ramsey Farms has asked for help in naming their new crop of two year-old. I'm anxiously waiting to see if they ask for help this year. They have downsized significantly and I have no idea how many two year-olds are left in their barn. :)

    I don't think they will this year sadly? If i remember correctly they offered all of there 2 year olds last year as yearlings at the sales.
  • No, not that one.

    @Especially_Horses Isn't this one you named?

  • Not as many as in previous years, but the following need name suggestions.

    C Divining Rod - A Time To Love
    C Overanalyze - Alexandra's Grace
    F We Miss Artie - Arana
    F Maclean's Music - Ava's Kitten
    F Carpe Diem - Bail Me Out
    C Tapizar - Bet On Kitten
    C Creative Cause - Beth Ann's Kitten
    C Overanalyze - Bold Kitten
    C Kitten's Joy - Cardinalli
    F Kitten's Joy - Coronette
    C Animal Kingdom - Darajah
    F We Miss Artie - Dark Rain
    C Overanalyze - Deanaallen'skitten
    F Kitten's Joy - Dearest Girl
    F We Miss Artie - Endless Fancy
    C We Miss Artie - Glamour Puss
    F Kitten's Joy - Glory Dancer
    F Tonalist - Gold Medal Kitten
    F Frosted - Granny Mc's Kitten
    C Goldencents - Granny Ramsey
    C We Miss Artie - Hard Grace
    F Maclean's Music - Hard Lovin Woman
    C We Miss Artie - How's the Market
    C Flintshire - Kathern's Kitten
    C Nyquist - Kitten's Dancer
    C Frosted - Lady Kitten
    C Arrogate - Last Kitten
    C Flashback - Leah's Kitten
    F Flintshire - Love the Kitten
    F Mohaymen - Lovely Island
    C Maclean's Music - Olympic Avenue
    F Exaggerator - Original Kitten
    F Overanalyze - Pay Day Kitten
    F Flintshire - Pay The Kitten
    C Kitten's Joy - Reach for a Peach
    C We Miss Artie - Scadadle
    C Will Take Charge - Sheba's Secret
    F Kitten's Joy - Showgirl Form
    F We Miss Artie - Singfit
    F Real Solution - South Sound
    F Kitten's Joy - Speed Goddess
    C Shackleford - Sterling Kitten
    F Maclean's Music - Stormkeeper
    C We Miss Artie - Ten Sweet Kisses
    F We Miss Artie - Tough Business
    F Exaggerator - Tripping
    C Kitten's Joy - Wave of Applause
    F We Miss Artie - Weekend In Malibu
  • Still trying to get my first non-Kitten name selected, but came up empty again. However, I did get three of my Kitten's Joy names selected:

    F Kitten's Joy - Dearest Girl: Madame Kitten
    F Kitten's Joy - Showgirl Form: Bravo Kitten
    C Kitten's Joy - Wave of Applause: Tallyho Kitten

    I actually named a previous filly out of Dearest Girl (My Dear Kitten) and a colt out of Showgirl Form (Vegas Kitten).

    My success with the fillies becoming winners is zero:
    Kitten's Court - Unraced
    My Dear Kitten - Unraced
    Reigning Kitten - Unraced

    I've had much better luck with the boys:
    Camelot Kitten - Multiple Graded Stakes Winner
    Casanova Kitten - Winner
    Devoted Kitten - Three time winner
    Don Juan Kitten - Graded Stakes Placed, Winner
    Jolly Good Kitten - Stakes Winner
    Palace Kitten - Winner
    Vegas Kitten - Five time winner

    I won't hold my breath with Madame Kitten and Bravo Kitten. Crossing my fingers that Tallyho Kitten becomes a stakes winner. I'm thinking they may send him overseas to race, just like they did with Jolly Good Kitten.

    Not as many as in previous years, but the following need name suggestions.

    C Divining Rod - A Time To Love
    C Overanalyze - Alexandra's Grace
    F We Miss Artie - Arana
    F Maclean's Music - Ava's Kitten
    F Carpe Diem - Bail Me Out
    C Tapizar - Bet On Kitten
    C Creative Cause - Beth Ann's Kitten
    C Overanalyze - Bold Kitten
    C Kitten's Joy - Cardinalli
    F Kitten's Joy - Coronette
    C Animal Kingdom - Darajah
    F We Miss Artie - Dark Rain
    C Overanalyze - Deanaallen'skitten
    F Kitten's Joy - Dearest Girl
    F We Miss Artie - Endless Fancy
    C We Miss Artie - Glamour Puss
    F Kitten's Joy - Glory Dancer
    F Tonalist - Gold Medal Kitten
    F Frosted - Granny Mc's Kitten
    C Goldencents - Granny Ramsey
    C We Miss Artie - Hard Grace
    F Maclean's Music - Hard Lovin Woman
    C We Miss Artie - How's the Market
    C Flintshire - Kathern's Kitten
    C Nyquist - Kitten's Dancer
    C Frosted - Lady Kitten
    C Arrogate - Last Kitten
    C Flashback - Leah's Kitten
    F Flintshire - Love the Kitten
    F Mohaymen - Lovely Island
    C Maclean's Music - Olympic Avenue
    F Exaggerator - Original Kitten
    F Overanalyze - Pay Day Kitten
    F Flintshire - Pay The Kitten
    C Kitten's Joy - Reach for a Peach
    C We Miss Artie - Scadadle
    C Will Take Charge - Sheba's Secret
    F Kitten's Joy - Showgirl Form
    F We Miss Artie - Singfit
    F Real Solution - South Sound
    F Kitten's Joy - Speed Goddess
    C Shackleford - Sterling Kitten
    F Maclean's Music - Stormkeeper
    C We Miss Artie - Ten Sweet Kisses
    F We Miss Artie - Tough Business
    F Exaggerator - Tripping
    C Kitten's Joy - Wave of Applause
    F We Miss Artie - Weekend In Malibu

  • Not as many as in previous years, but the following need name suggestions.

    C Divining Rod - A Time To Love
    C Overanalyze - Alexandra's Grace
    F We Miss Artie - Arana
    F Maclean's Music - Ava's Kitten
    F Carpe Diem - Bail Me Out
    C Tapizar - Bet On Kitten
    C Creative Cause - Beth Ann's Kitten
    C Overanalyze - Bold Kitten
    C Kitten's Joy - Cardinalli
    F Kitten's Joy - Coronette
    C Animal Kingdom - Darajah
    F We Miss Artie - Dark Rain
    C Overanalyze - Deanaallen'skitten
    F Kitten's Joy - Dearest Girl
    F We Miss Artie - Endless Fancy
    C We Miss Artie - Glamour Puss
    F Kitten's Joy - Glory Dancer
    F Tonalist - Gold Medal Kitten
    F Frosted - Granny Mc's Kitten
    C Goldencents - Granny Ramsey
    C We Miss Artie - Hard Grace
    F Maclean's Music - Hard Lovin Woman
    C We Miss Artie - How's the Market
    C Flintshire - Kathern's Kitten
    C Nyquist - Kitten's Dancer
    C Frosted - Lady Kitten
    C Arrogate - Last Kitten
    C Flashback - Leah's Kitten
    F Flintshire - Love the Kitten
    F Mohaymen - Lovely Island
    C Maclean's Music - Olympic Avenue
    F Exaggerator - Original Kitten
    F Overanalyze - Pay Day Kitten
    F Flintshire - Pay The Kitten
    C Kitten's Joy - Reach for a Peach
    C We Miss Artie - Scadadle
    C Will Take Charge - Sheba's Secret
    F Kitten's Joy - Showgirl Form
    F We Miss Artie - Singfit
    F Real Solution - South Sound
    F Kitten's Joy - Speed Goddess
    C Shackleford - Sterling Kitten
    F Maclean's Music - Stormkeeper
    C We Miss Artie - Ten Sweet Kisses
    F We Miss Artie - Tough Business
    F Exaggerator - Tripping
    C Kitten's Joy - Wave of Applause
    F We Miss Artie - Weekend In Malibu

    Complete list of names:

    A Time To Love colt: Twitchy Love
    Alexandra's Grace colt: the name "Analyst" was rejected for being too similar to "Anaylst"; will update later
    Arana filly: Hardspun Woman
    Ava's Kitten filly: Parents Pride
    Bail Me Out filly: "Bitcoin" rejected for commercial, artistic, or creative significance
    Bet On Kitten colt: "Gambling Tzar" - approval pending
    Beth Ann's Kitten colt: "Purrfect Cause" rejected; similar to "Perfect Cause"
    Bold Kitten colt: Thinking Cat - approval pending
    Cardinalli colt: Money's On Kitten
    Coronette filly: A Crown for Kitten
    Darajah colt: "Wild Kingdom" rejected for commercial, artistic, or creative significance
    Dark Rain filly: Economic Hangover
    Deanaallen'skitten: Born a Gambler
    Dearest Girl filly: Madame Kitten
    Endless Fancy filly: Pillbox
    Glamour Puss colt: Royal Nemesis
    Glory Dancer filly: Soft Shoe Kitten
    Gold Medal Kitten filly: Take the Podium
    Granny Mc's Kitten filly: Sister Lou Ann
    Granny Ramsey colt: Granny Makes Cents
    Hard Grace colt: No Man Left Behind
    Hard Lovin Woman filly: Peanut Gallery
    How's the Market colt: Stolen Money
    Kathern's Kitten colt: Beloved Warrior
    Kitten's Dancer colt: Mr. Cellular
    Lady Kitten colt: Frosty Paws
    Last Kitten colt: My Brother Keith
    Leah's Kitten colt: Flashy Dresser
    Love the Kitten filly: "One Knight Stand" rejected; similar to "One Night Stand"
    Lovely Island filly: Sandpiper Memories - approval pending
    Olympic Avenue colt: - NO NAME YET
    Original Kitten filly: Downtown Tabby - approval pending
    Pay Day Kitten filly: Knowwhentofoldem - approval pending
    Pay The Kitten filly: Short Changed - approval pending
    Reach for a Peach colt: Sonic Kitten - approval pending
    Scadadle colt: "Handyman" - rejected, similar to "Handi Man"
    Sheba's Secret colt: Robinhood Trader - approval pending
    Showgirl Form filly: Bravo Kitten
    Singfit filly: Gigglebox - approval pending
    South Sound filly: Beechnut Trophy - approval pending
    Speed Goddess filly: Wildcard Kitten - approval pending
    Sterling Kitten colt: Money Map - approval pending
    Stormkeeper filly: Plan of the Day - approval pending
    Ten Sweet Kisses colt: "Trojan Horse" - rejected for ending in horse-related term
    Tough Business filly: Profit Hunter - approval pending
    Tripping filly: Pratfall - approval pending
    Wave of Applause colt: Tallyho Kitten
    Weekend In Malibu filly: Turf and Surf - approval pending

    Apparently I completely struck out this time, at least on the first round. Who knows what they'll choose for the Olympic Avenue colt or all the rejected names!

  • Pending Approval is all but a done deal for Approved.

    Even before the rejected names were rejected I knew they would be, based on the Naming Rules. Really surprised that Ramsey doesn't do a better job of checking before submitting. For instance, when it was still listed as "New" and not Rejected I looked up One NIGHT Stand, knowing that if it was already in use One Knight Stand would be rejected. Did the same for Perfect Cause and Handi Man. Also, it was obvious, to me anyway, that Bitcoin, Wild Kingdom were commercial, etc. and would be rejected. Ramsey has tried Trojan Horse before and had it rejected. I guess they still have not read the rule that a name can't end in horse, filly, or any other equine related word.

    Every year people suggest the name DownTON Tabby for a Kitten's Joy, which I've always thought was cute, but apparently not that original since so many people have come up with that suggestion, haha. I knew it would not be a name they used for a KJ because their KJ's have to have Kitten in the name. When I saw the name selected for the Exaggerator - Original Kitten, filly I thought they were finally using the name for a non-kitten BUT they changed it to DownTOWN Tabby. I don't know if that was intentional on their part or a mistake.

    They said they wanted the word Artie in the name for all the We Miss Artie offspring and then didn't use any name with Artie in it. Haha.

    What name(s) did you suggest that you particularly liked? I thought you did a great job last year and I'm still envious that you have named a non-kitten. LOL.



    Apparently I completely struck out this time, at least on the first round. Who knows what they'll choose for the Olympic Avenue colt or all the rejected names!

    Alexandra's Grace colt: the name "Analyst" was rejected for being too similar to "Anaylst"; will update later

    Bail Me Out filly: "Bitcoin" rejected for commercial, artistic, or creative significance

    Beth Ann's Kitten colt: "Purrfect Cause" rejected; similar to "Perfect Cause"

    Darajah colt: "Wild Kingdom" rejected for commercial, artistic, or creative significance

    Love the Kitten filly: "One Knight Stand" rejected; similar to "One Night Stand"

    Original Kitten filly: Downtown Tabby - approval pending

    Scadadle colt: "Handyman" - rejected, similar to "Handi Man"

    Ten Sweet Kisses colt: "Trojan Horse" - rejected for ending in horse-related term

  • Yeah lol I made SURE to use "Artie" in ALL of the We Miss Artie ones. Even went over the whole list and made sure I had "Kitten" and "Artie" in all the corresponding ones.

    Speaking of my non-kittens, Bode's Tipsy and Today Matters haven't worked or raced in a while. I'm hoping they're just on a break. Bode's Tipsy seems to the better of the two - at least, in Canadian company vs California company.

    My favorite names submitted include "Olympic Music", which I submitted for the unnamed Maclean's Music x Olympic Avenue colt.

    And I also submitted "Charge For Secrets" for the Will Take Charge x Sheba's Secret colt, who is now named Robinhood Trader (I find that name hilarious).

    The one I hope they use the most, since their original name was rejected, is "Indy's Kingdom" for the Animal Kingdom x Darajah colt. Darajah is out of an A.P. Indy mare, and I thought it was a fitting tribute to the lasting effect he has had on the breed, a reference to him in the pedigree, and included the sire (who I also really like) in the name. They submitted the rejected Wild Kingdom, so maybe they'll consider mine as alternative?

    I tried to use pedigree names and coat colors (I tried especially to reference coat color in all the grays). And avoided referencing anything to do with cats in the non-Kitten foals - which was harder to do with the Kitten's Joy dams, LOL.
  • The Real Solution - South Sound filly, named Beechnut Trophy, also could've had an A.P. Indy reference name because she is double-bred Pulpit (3x3) which means A.P. Indy is 4x4.... However, I submitted "Real Snow" because she is gray. LOL.

    I like a lot of my names, maybe because I'm biased.

    I submitted "Barry Flash" for a chestnut (red) Flashback x Leah's Kitten colt. They named him Flashy Dresser.

    A non-gray Frosted filly x Granny Mc's Kitten? Submitted "Failed To Frost". They named her Sister Lou Ann.

    I got close with the Goldencents x Granny Ramsey colt; submitted "Granny's Cents" and they named him "Granny Makes Cents".

    I really like the Nyquist x Kitten's Dancer name I submitted - Figure Skater, because Nyquist is named after a hockey player, and figure skating is dancing on ice.... skates.... and they named him Mr. Cellular (????)

    Since there are so few Arrogates, and the dam of one Arrogate colt is Last Kitten, I submitted "Last Arrow". He was named My Brother Keith.

    And my favorite Kitten name I submitted is "Wave of Kittens" - for the Kitten's Joy x Wave of Applause colt. You, @Especially_Horses got that one though, with Tallyho Kitten. :lol:
  • Trust me, a lot of the names selected were NOT from the fans. Ramsey had names they intended to use regardless of what was suggested.....Mr. Cellular, My Brother Keith, Sister Lou Ann. The last two sound like they are named in honor of a family member. I can appreciate that, but naming the Arrogate colt "My Brother Keith" doesn't work for me, lol.

    I wonder if Trojan Horse wasn't used as a "holding" name, to make the February 1st deadline, until they decide what name they want, as I said they've submitted that name before...just last year in fact....so how could they not know it would be rejected? You certainly do much more research on the pedigrees then I do.....coat color too, :) Sometimes I have a kitten name that I just like and it doesn't necessarily fit with any dam's name, so I just randomly select a dam to put it next to, that's what I did with Tallyho Kitten. Madame Kitten.....I thought of someone writing a letter "Dear Madame". For Bravo Kitten, I thought of the audience shouting Bravo after the performance of the showgirl.

    You came up with a lot of good names, that I think would have had a chance if they didn't use a lot of their own names this year. Rooting for Indy's Kingdom.

    The Real Solution - South Sound filly, named Beechnut Trophy, also could've had an A.P. Indy reference name because she is double-bred Pulpit (3x3) which means A.P. Indy is 4x4.... However, I submitted "Real Snow" because she is gray. LOL.

    I like a lot of my names, maybe because I'm biased.

    I submitted "Barry Flash" for a chestnut (red) Flashback x Leah's Kitten colt. They named him Flashy Dresser.

    A non-gray Frosted filly x Granny Mc's Kitten? Submitted "Failed To Frost". They named her Sister Lou Ann.

    I got close with the Goldencents x Granny Ramsey colt; submitted "Granny's Cents" and they named him "Granny Makes Cents".

    I really like the Nyquist x Kitten's Dancer name I submitted - Figure Skater, because Nyquist is named after a hockey player, and figure skating is dancing on ice.... skates.... and they named him Mr. Cellular (????)

    Since there are so few Arrogates, and the dam of one Arrogate colt is Last Kitten, I submitted "Last Arrow". He was named My Brother Keith.

    And my favorite Kitten name I submitted is "Wave of Kittens" - for the Kitten's Joy x Wave of Applause colt. You, @Especially_Horses got that one though, with Tallyho Kitten. :lol:

  • For the one you named Madame Kitten, I used "Tabby Kitten" because it fit with her coat color AND female cats are sometimes called tabbies. So I like that yours was used as the alternative.
  • edited February 5
    So what do you think of their second choices?

    C Overanalyze - Alexandra's Grace Analyst now Art of the Deal (I think will be rejected as commercial, etc)

    F Carpe Diem - Bail Me Out Bitcoin now Lock Her Up (dicey....could be rejected as everyone knows who it is directed at and the rule book doesn't allow names that are deemed defamatory, etc.)

    C Animal Kingdom - Darajah Wild Kingdom now Buzzard Roost (likely will be approved)

    F Flintshire - Love the Kitten One Knight Stand now Artemus Sweetheart (likely will be approved)

    C We Miss Artie - Scadadle Handyman now Scoot Daddy (likely will be approved)

    C Maclean's Music - Olympic Avenue (still no name submitted)

    C We Miss Artie - Ten Sweet Kisses Trojan Horse (new name not submitted)

    For the one you named Madame Kitten, I used "Tabby Kitten" because it fit with her coat color AND female cats are sometimes called tabbies. So I like that yours was used as the alternative.

  • Lock Her Up seems... weird...
    Buzzard Roost?! REALLY??? WOW

    Also a case could be made that Scoot Daddy could be too close to Scat Daddy, but I doubt that will be done.

    I might be biased, but I much prefer Indy's Kingdom to Buzzard Roost. Just wow. Must be one ugly colt.
  • Buzzard Roost is awful !
    Robinhood Trader was rejected....resubmitted as Between the Covers

    Almost feels like Jeff Ramsey is not involved this year in selecting and naming the two year-olds.

    Lock Her Up seems... weird...
    Buzzard Roost?! REALLY??? WOW

    Also a case could be made that Scoot Daddy could be too close to Scat Daddy, but I doubt that will be done.

    I might be biased, but I much prefer Indy's Kingdom to Buzzard Roost. Just wow. Must be one ugly colt.

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