From double-a to triple-z, Jockey Club releases newly available names

by | Dec 21, 2017 | Breaking, Business, National news

The health of the state’s breed industry is improving but has a ways to go. Photo by Laurie Asseo.

From a Jockey Club release

From Aanreethegunner to Z Z Zam.

The Jockey Club today published a list of more than 42,000 names released from active use, ranging from names beginning with “Aa” to those beginning with “Z Z Z.”

This list is sortable by letter and available on The Jockey Club website to help customers with name selections for claiming and reserving names. A majority of the released names are from horses more than 10 years old that have not raced or been used for breeding during the preceding five years. Names selected from the list for re-use are subject to approval by The Jockey Club.

Name selections can be submitted to The Jockey Club from the registry website or can be submitted via iOS and Android mobile applications. The Naming Application is available for download free of charge and provides a fast and convenient way to reserve, change, or claim a name.

“The Jockey Club’s Registry provides a variety of platforms through which owners and breeders can easily claim and reserve names,” said Matt Iuliano, The Jockey Club’s executive vice president and executive director. “For those who are unsure if a desired name is available or have yet to decide on a name, The Jockey Club’s recently released names list and Online Names Book can help you search for a name and help you immediately identify names that are already in use.”


The list of recently released names and the Online Names Book are updated daily as names are claimed.

Interactive RegistrationTM (IR) is the most efficient means to submit name applications to the Registry. Name applications submitted through IR are preliminarily screened to eliminate direct matches with names unavailable for use. Owners who name their Thoroughbreds through IR receive their first choice approximately 75 percent of the time. More than 1.5 million IR transactions have been recorded since its launch in 1996.