There was a tremendous response to the Name the Filly competition with 99 names put forward to the judging panel of Jo Lindsay, Joanna Hickman and Catriona Williams.
The judges faced a tough decision with some well thought out and relevant names put forward.
After much deliberation, Jo Lindsay announced that the name submitted by Nicholas Birch of Dunedin, was the winner:
“Thank you to everyone who submitted a name. There were so many great entries to select from but in choosing Passarela (‘CatWalk’ in Portuguese) it was a unanimous decision by all three judges. We felt the name suited our filly and captured this wonderful promotion”.
CatWalk founder Catriona Williams added her endorsement as the filly continues with her training regime “Here’s to her strutting her stuff for Lance Noble who now, as trainer, has the challenge of turning her into model material!
The name has been approved and the NZTR have generously waived the naming fee usually charged.
Thank you to all those who entered and raised a further $1,200 for spinal cord injury research, and once again we thank Darley who started this wonderful story with the donation of the Brazen Beau service, Kevin and Joanna Hickman for purchasing the service and then donating the sales proceeds from the filly at Karaka, Jo and Brendan Lindsay for purchasing the filly and all of the industry and service providers who have so generously supported this lovely girl.
We look forward to sharing the next chapter of Passarela as she heads towards the track.