02/14/2012 11:07AM

Contest gives fans chance to name Rachel Alexandra's foal

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Stonestreet Farms
Rachel Alexandra and her yet-to-be-named Curlin foal on Jan. 27.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Racing fans will have the chance to name Rachel Alexandra’s first foal, the Curlin colt born Jan. 22, in a contest her owners announced on Feb. 14.

“We cannot think of a better time than Valentine’s Day to further share this experience with the fans by welcoming name suggestions for our precious bay colt with a bright white star, striking resemblance to his mother, and grand spirit,” Barbara Banke, the widow of Stonestreet Farms founder Jess Jackson, said in a statement. “We are looking for a very special name for our special colt that reflects the vision and celebrates the memory of Jess.”

Jackson, who campaigned both Rachel Alexandra and Curlin, died of cancer on April 21, 2011. Banke now operates Stonestreet and co-owns Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Horse of the Year, in partnership with Harold McCormick.

Fans should e-mail name suggestions to VisitRachelA@stonestreetfarms.com by midnight Eastern on Sunday, Feb. 19. An e-mail form also is available at www.stonestreetfarms.com. The farm will accept one submission per household, and submissions should include the fan’s name, mailing address, and contact phone number.

The person who submits the winning name will receive an overnight stay in the Stonestreet Farms guesthouse in Kentucky, a private farm tour, and a visit with Rachel Alexandra and her colt. If the final name selected reflects multiple submissions, the winner will be determined by drawing.

Anthony Razza More than 1 year ago
The name I have selected fits the person and the bloodline. He's an "Icon" in the wine industry and as a breeder of some fine horses. Thus the name "Iconoclast" ... Breaker of all images that have come before him. Not afraid to go up against anything. Jockey club does like unique names, always has, always will! They already have my entry at Stonestreet. Just want to pass it along to see what you all think..
Andrew Papastefan More than 1 year ago
Onceandfutureking
Earlene Farrell More than 1 year ago
I would like to enter a name for Rachel Alexander colt and I am having a difficult time with the e-mail, so I hope you will accept my entry through this comment pgfe. I like the name Jackson's Pride. Earlene Farrell 64 Broadway Hamden, Ct 06518 203-248-4357 P.S. I would appreciate an e-mail telling me if you accepted it. farrell.william@sbcglobal.net
Robert Ferguson More than 1 year ago
the name that i think would be good is jess alexandra this should be part of rachel alexandra .