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Minister's Wild Cat stands at Tommy Town Thoroughbred LLC in Santa Ynez, Ca. * MINISTERS WILD CAT stood his first season at stud in 2006 and he was bred to 72 mares. In 2007, he was bred to 71 mares. In 2008, he was bred to 98 mares. In 2009, he was bred to 72 mares.
* 2010 Stud Fee: $4,000 Live Foal.
We went with, in order, At Last a Wildcat, Lonely Wildcat, Wildcat at Last. Someone here also suggested Wild at last, which was our top choice, but that was taken. We considered trying alternate spelling, Wilde at Last, but felt association with Oscar Wilde might imply the horse was gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) and affect potential stud value. One of the partners is named Mark Grand, I suggested he change his name to Grand at Last (but he didn't like "at" as a middle name) or Last Grandstand.
I used Springsteen related names for some of my previous babies, using Wild and Innocent and Bon to Run. The latter worked well as a name, since dam was French Parfait or something like that, but apparently he was born to run a fairly slow 5f at top speed. I remember a harness owner at Yonkers years ago who picked all his names as references from the Honeymooners TV series. I enjoyed those. But, with multiple partners, have to find a name that pleases all (or most).
Thanks for your help. Next foal, due any day now, was supposed to be by Stormin Jack (a pretty good Golden Eagle stud, I think that was the name, it was Stormin something) but he was having problems in the bedroom. Was late in the year, too late to move to another farm, so we took Salt Lake at a discount. A good stallion, but getting old, at least naming shouldn't be as tough.
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