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Carded Runner Has New Name

Note - runs on Saturday

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that the registered name of the following horse has been changed with immediate effect:

OH MY GOD IT’S ROY bay colt, sired by ACT OF WAR, out of the mare MAGIC POTION, foaled on 27 September 2018, bred by Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd, has been changed to that of OH MY WORD IT’S ROY.

The horse is carded to run at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Saturday.

The National Racing Bureau has been notified accordingly.

  • Media release by NHRA on Thursday 17 June 2021

National Horseracing Authority

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20 comments on “Carded Runner Has New Name

  1. Harold Narainsamy says:

    Oh my word! Was the name change due to the word God in it?

  2. Selwyn Elk says:

    Many years ago a horse was named Eliminator, but due to an oversight by the authorities there was already a horse racing with that name. The name was changed to Executive Blue as the debacle was due to the blue of the executives. Both went on to win races in their careers.

    1. Editor says:

      The Eliminator , Selwyn?
      New South Wales if memory correct

  3. G McDonald says:

    How did the NHRA allow this name to go through.
    The rule/guideline states —
    The maximum length of a name (horse’s name) is 18 characters including spaces and apostrophes.
    Oh My Word It’s Roy.
    We maybe wrong but is that not 19 characters?

  4. jim says:

    Out of Shirley’s doll I think. If memory serves me right. Went to stud.

  5. Dev Govender says:

    I assume it’s because of the word God, but in that case I’m curious as to how the original registration was allowed to pass in the first place?

  6. hilton witz says:

    And who recalls a horse named punda punda who also had to have its name changed .. i think Herman brown senior trained it..

  7. George McDonald says:

    HORSE NAMING POLICY–NHRA.
    GENERAL
    – The maximum length of a name is 18 characters, including spaces and apostrophes.
    – Punctuation marks other than apostrophes are not accepted.
    – Names may be rejected if they are difficult to pronounce or read.
    – Names, where the meaning or origin cannot be satisfactorily substantiated, will not be
    accepted.
    – Any name, the use of which would be contrary to law, will not be accepted.
    – The Chief Executive reserves the right to reduce, extend or add a naming restriction at
    any time.
    – Names can only be reserved for 2 years and the name of mare and year of foaling
    needs to be provided.

    Oh My Word It’s Roy=19 characters

  8. Tony Ridgway says:

    Physco. Lol!

  9. Dev Govender says:

    @Hilton, that is correct , there was a controversy and the name was changed to Game Power (he was a son of Bally Game). He turned out to be a decent handicapper and eventually transferred to the Millard stable. He was successfully used as a pacemaker for Jungle Warrior in the 1990 Champion Stakes.

  10. Selwyn Elk says:

    Hi Editor, you and Jim are both correct, Eliminator/ Executive Blue was by New South Wales- Shirley’s Doll.

    1. Editor says:

      GP used to ride for Mrs Edith Ovenstone, Selwyn?

  11. Vinesh Maharaj says:

    The horse PUNDA PUNDA if I remember correctly was changed to Game power. This horse was trained by Terrence Millard.

  12. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Roi is running out of Names – Suggestions

    Roi is Quiet
    Roi is Broke
    Roi has been lying Low
    Zondo is… No, let’s cancel this one

    LoL.. couldn’t resist

    @ George, hope they all < 19 characters

  13. Selwyn Elk says:

    Hi editor, Garth rode many top horses for the Ovenstones , amongst them Over The Air who won the 1979 “ July” with Garth aboard and was trained by Peter Kannemeyer.

    1. Editor says:

      Yes Selwyn
      Remember Whiteoak off the cuff

  14. M(artin)Gram(mattika) says:

    I recall a horse owned by radio DJ Martin Bailie having its name changed to Little Irish Luck. I am fairly certain that the horse was trained by MyKazzie. For the life of me I cannot recall it’s original name.

  15. Dev Govender says:

    Over The Air had a tremendous career – if I’m not mistaken, 19 wins including the July, 3 Gold Challenges, the Queens Plate and travelled to Johannesburg to win the Kronenbrau 1308 (today’s Horse Chestnut Stakes?). I think his close proximity in time to Politician (who beat him easily in the 1979 Queens Plate) means that he was a little bit overshadowed, but he deserves to be remembered as a top Gr 1 performer in his own right.

  16. Harold Narainsamy says:

    How did they allow a name Al Sakeet? Surely that has unsavoury ring to it?

  17. Selven Govender says:

    Over The Air was a super racehorse! I remember his last race was the Champion Stakes at Greyville.
    WOW. Durban Jocks made sure he got beaten .Ran the race at a crawl. Didn’t suit him as he was fighting Garth at the tail end. Red Wing let most of the way until JIMMY ANDERSON sent Swan Prince clear at the top of the straight chased by Waikato .Typical Master Riding by One of the Best jocks Garth tried all he could and got beaten by tactical riding by our own MASTER JUDGE OF PACE Jimmy Anderson

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