The 144th Kentucky Derby is Saturday, and each year it’s filled with big hats, mint juleps and interesting horse names. The latter, of course, is why we’re here.
Naming a horse for America’s greatest horse race or in general is no easy task. But we have a solution: name a horse with a Chicago Blackhawks theme. We know former Blackhawks player and current TV analyst Eddie Olczyk would agree this is a good idea.
The post time for the big event is at 5:46 p.m. Saturday. The race will be televised by NBC with coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m., as well as earlier coverage (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) on NBCSN. Online streaming is available through NBC Sports Live Extra.
Of course there’s obviously player nicknames to chose from: Stosh, The Golden Jet, Tazer, Kaner and Showtime, Sharpy, Mr. Goalie and Cousin Vinnie just to name a few. And if puns are the name of the game there’s Mare-ian Horsa.
Below are some more Hawks-themed names:
- Machine Gun (after the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion)
- The Aflie 1
- Tobin Puppet (OK, let’s not talk about this)
- Did I Sutter?
- Vegan Toews
- Chelsea Dagger
- Boynton Saw It
- Steeger Rap
- Brent Seabriscuit OR Seabrisket
- Beauty (Corey Crawford’s 2013 speech)
- Unconverted Power Play
- Frolik Frolicking
- 17 Seconds
- Wakey Wakey
- Line Blender
- Soup and a Sandwich
- Tree Tirty Tree (this horse would always get third, right?)
- Fruit and Crap
- Circus Trip
- Couldn’t Do Any Wirtz
Share your own Hawks-themed name in the comments.