Call and Tell
Owners have different reasons behind their choice of names.
Some Owners that retain multiple horses opt to name them as a part of a “series”.
Such practice enhance recognition in order to forge an ownership identity.
Prefix and Suffix
Ho Kom-tong using HALL as suffix, while HALL sounded similar to his last name HO, and also has similar meaning to his second name.
Sir Kenneth Fung Ping-fun using FUN as suffix, sounded similar to his given name Fun.
Dr Douglas Laing Tak-Kee using GAY as preffix, sounded similar to his given name Kee.
YUNG, Yung-Tao Sanford using EASY as suffix, which makes a word with similar meaning to his last name YUNG.
(DAYLIGHT, SILKYLIGHT, SATINLIGHT…..)
(KING’S JUSTICE, KING’S WARRANT, KING’S BOUNTY…..)
(LIBERTY BAY, OAK BAY, CONFUSION BAY…..)
“VIEWS” horses of Li Lan Sang
(MANY VIEW, PLAIN VIEW, PREDOMINANT VIEW …..)
Prefix or Suffix Series have given many famous horses with achievement familiar enough for racing fans.
Even among different generations, many horses mentioned above are household names.
Horses with names in a series usually affiliate with the wills of famous owners, their family or syndicates.
1970’s after racing professionalization, examples are:
“EASY” horses of Mr YUNG, Yung-Tao Sanford
(A-GAIN EASY, QUITE EASY, TRULY EASY, UTMOST EASY, EXTREMELY EASY, JUST TOO EASY.)
(SILENT WITNESS, PRIME WITNESS, CHIEF WITNESS…..)
“ABLE” horses of Dr & Mrs Cornel Li Fook Kwan
(ABLE WIN, ABLE SPEED, ABLE FRIEND…..)
“BEAUTY” horses of Kwok Siu-ming
(BEAUTY FLASH, BEAUTY PLUS, BEAUTY LEAD…..)
“CALIFORNIA” horses of Howard Liang
(CALIFORNIA MEMORY, CALIFORNIA CHOICE, CALIFORNIA MOON…..)
“MILITARY” horses of Mr & Mrs Steven Lo Kit Sing
(MILITARY ATTACK, MILITARY SECRET, MILITARY MOVE…..)