Pompano Beach, FL -- Starting today, Harnesslink.com, an international website dedicated to covering the sport of harness racing, is kicking off a world-wide “Name The Foal Contest” with $2,500 in cash prizes.
|Hanover Shoe Farms photo|
|Put On A Show and her foal, a filly by Somebeachsomewhere.|
The foal, a filly, was born Saturday (March 22) and is from the world champion mare, Put On A Show, and is sired by the world champion racehorse, Somebeachsomewhere. This is a filly whose parents' combined earnings is nearly $6 million during their racing careers. This is the first foal from Put On A Show.
The prize money has been sponsored by the owners of Put On A Show, Richard and Joanne Young of Florida, along with the Somebeachsomewhere Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms in Hanover, Pa.
There is no purchase necessary to enter the contest. You must be age 18 or older and a legal resident of the country you live in. All entries must be submitted in English. Just click on this link and fill out all the required information.
“I want to thank Steve Wolf and Harnesslink for putting this promotion together and to the Somebeachsomewhere Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms,” said Put On A Show’s owner Richard Young. “The ideal match of world champions Put On A Show with Somebeachsomewhere is extremely exciting and we can only hope this filly reaches expectations. It will be very interesting to see the different names people will come up with.”
Please note that the owners of Put On A Show are requesting that suggestions for a name for the filly be a combination (of sorts) of both the dam and sire. The name cannot be more than 18 letters and/or spaces combined per the rules of the USTA. Any name that has been used in the past 15 years cannot be entered. You can check on your name suggestion to make sure it has not yet been used by going to the free service at the USTA by clicking this link. Just type in the name of the horse and click. You will then see if the name is already being used.
Contestants have until midnight on Wednesday (April 30) to enter the contest. Contestants are allowed to enter only one name for the foal per e-mail address and only one winner will be allowed per household.
Within one week after the deadline date, owners Richard and Joanne Young will select up to five approved names for the foal. They will draw by lot to declare the official name of the foal. If there is only one person that submitted the winning name, that contestant will be declared the official prize winner and receive the entire $2,500. If there are four entries or less with the same name, there will be a drawing in descending order with those entrants dividing $1,000 evenly and the final name drawn being the ultimate winner and get $1,500. If there are more than five entries of the same name, all those entries will be placed in a drawing and the first four names drawn will receive $250 each and the final name drawn will receive $1,500.
To enter the “Name the Foal Contest” go to www.harnesslink.com.
The official rules for the competition (in detail) can be obtained when entering the contest. Please take a moment and read the official rules so you are familiar with the regulations.
Harnesslink will be reporting on the progress of the contest every week and will also feature photographs of the foal.
“We feel this will be a very exciting and popular contest,” said John Curtin, founder and CEO of Harnesslink. “I think there will be thousands of entries from around the world and not just from horse racing people, but anyone who wants to have some fun in coming up with a name for this beautiful filly.”