2013 Kentucky Derby horses names, why? Part Two

Orb laughing at his groom

This is Part Two of 2013 Kentucky Derby horses names and continues to tell you about why many of the 2013 Kentucky Derby contenders were named:

Java’s War: Following Owner Charles Fipke’s pattern after naming from pedigree, Java’s War gets his name through his sire War Pass and mare Java.

Lines of Battle: This horse is named after a book written by Annette Tappert in 1987.

Mylute: Name comes from the sire, Midnight Lute.

Normandy Invasion: Owner Rick Porter named this horse after the World War II assault on the French shores by Allied forces against the Germans in 1944 because he was so inspired on his visit to the site on the 50th anniversary of D-Day.

Orb: This is a play on the sire’s name, Malibu Moon, as the orb is the circumference of the moon.

Overanalyze: Owner Mike Repole loves to meticulously analyze not only his own business moves, but those of others. Because of that he began to refer to that as his knack to “overanalyze.”

Oxbow: Name inspired by a geographic phenomenon called an oxbow lake, which is created when the main stem of a river is cut off to create a lake.

Palace Malice: Owners of Palace Malice held a contest among friends, family and employees and someone from the staff came up with the name, which is a play on the mare’s name, Palace Rumor. Anne Campbell said the name works because it indicates the malice often associated with rumors.

Revolutionary: With so many horses to name, WinStar Farm keeps a list of possible names. Amy Nave, who heads up the naming process, had written down Revolutionary after the name was released from the Jockey Club. “It was perfect for this horse” because the horse is by War Pass out of Runup the Colors, said Elliott Walden, president of WinStar, who approves all the names.

Verrazano: Verrazano is named after the bridge that connects Brooklyn with Staten Island in New York.

Vyjack: The gelded son of Into Mischief is named after owner David Wilkenfeld’s parents, Vivienne and Jack.

Will Take Charge: This horse is out of the mare Take Charge Lady and the owner of the horse is Willis Horton, so he shortened it to Will to form this name.

This is not a complete list but gives you an idea of how the horses were named.