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    At least that one made me laugh Kyle but the owners cannot really expect Puddin to make them money when they land him with that tag
    Anyone seen him?
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    I don't hate that one Rich but I can see that it is not that respectful of a noble steed - more suited as a nickname for an old labrador
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    Not necessarily a "poor horse name", but may explain some poor horses who have to go around with a set of pink racing colours with a monkey silhouette on them:
    Before having an interest in any horses, a mate and I bought our first race dog. We asked a trainer to keep a look out for something already racing, inexpensive but that might give us a few good nights.
    He rang us a month later telling us he had found one, but it was just a little over our budget... when we heard its name, we had to buy him: "Monkey Spunk" (referred to in this article)...

    Won his first four starts in a row for us in May 2006, and now happily retired living with us trying to avoid my 2yo running him over with his trike! Hence the Pink Monkey racing colours that Yaya and the team get lobbed with...
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    Great story Adam. These are the stories that need to get out into the public arena - this is what will promote our industry. Everyone that sees the pink monkey colours should know this story - it makes our sport more interesting. Thanks for telling it Adam

    ps How did Monkey Spunk get thrown into that article you linked ?
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    Thats a great story Adam, there is nearly always a lot more below the surface than above it, so now I can see the blue dog is responsible for the monkey on the pink colours!!!

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    Hi Kevin: there were a number of articles at the time that were about Brett Lee and his namesake greyhound - and the article started saying that if they were going to allocate names to cricketers, Monkey Spunk would be allocated to Warnie... but I can't seem to find that article online.

    Danno: yeah, the pink came into it because his first win was from the 8 box!

    Each of his back legs have been reconstructed as a result of two accidents (once in a race ending his racing career, and once at home, ending his cat-chasing career).

    There is nothing funnier than watching people's reaction when my wife (who looks asian but is as aussie as a meat pie) is yelling out "Monkey" at our dog down the park... People just look at her / I and must think "that poor asian lady thinks a dog is a monkey"...

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    Cenosilocaphobia - a great word but they spelt it wrong. Should be Cenosillicaphobia
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    Does anyone recall the pacer, for memory raced in SA back in the early to mid 90's called JACK DOFF......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messenger View Post
    Cenosilocaphobia - a great word but they spelt it wrong. Should be Cenosillicaphobia
    Isn't there a restriction of 15 characters in a name? If so, the spelling was probably deliberate.

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