It is time for the Stepanova/Brazen Beau filly to be officially named and here is how you can be involved!
For a minimum donation of $5, you can submit a name for the filly and be in to win a nights accommodation in Cambridge and a personal tour of the iconic CAMBRIDGE STUD.
Competition Terms and Conditions:
- The competition opens on 1st July and closes at 5pm on Friday 24th July
- Entries are to be submitted through the form on this page along with a minimum $5 donation to spinal cord injury research per entry.
- Judging will be conducted by a panel of three who have been instrumental in this project – Joanna Hickman of Valachi Downs, Jo Lindsay of Cambridge Stud and Catriona Williams, Founder of The CatWalk Trust.
- The name will be submitted to the NZTB racing board for approval with the winner being announced once the approval has been given.
- The judges’ decision is final.
Some tips on how to name a racehorse
Listed below are some useful hints to bear in mind when naming a horse:
- Names cannot exceed 18 characters, including the spaces.
- Don’t apply for names whose spelling or pronunciation is similar to names already registered.
- A name cannot be re-used until 15 years has elapsed since the foaling of a similar named horse.
- Names for broodmares cannot be used again until 12 years has elapsed since that name last appeared in a Volume of the Stud Book.
- Names of winners of Group One races are protected.
“Brendan and I are thrilled to be part of this wonderful journey which started with the generosity of Darley in gifting the Brazen Beau service and continued with Kevin and Jo Hickman offering her at the NZ Bloodstock 2020 sales. Along with the CatWalk team we are inspired by the spirit, goodwill and generosity shown by everyone involved and we’re excited to welcome this beautiful filly to our family.
“I’m also absolutely delighted to be a judge in the Name the Filly competition – a strong name will well and truly complete the Filly-Anthropy journey.”
“I am delighted to be one of the judges for this Name the Filly competition. It has been a wonderful journey so far, starting when Kevin and I were the successful bidders for the Brazen Beau service at the Catwalk charity auction in Queenstown. We sent our mare Stepanova to the stallion and then decided that we could help Catwalk further by offering for sale at the 2020 Karaka yearling sales the filly from that mating, with the proceeds going to Catwalk. The Lindsay’s were the generous purchasers of the filly, and they are now continuing on this great story.”
Catriona was understandably overcome with emotion when the filly was first donated by Kevin and Jo Hickman and again when she was purchased at the 2020 Karaka Yearling Sales by Brendan and Jo Lindsay after spirited bidding with underbidder Tony Rider.
“This filly represents everything that CatWalk stands for. Big picture, big dreams and surrounding yourself with good people to succeed. May she be the best that she can be and show that dreams do come true. My only concern is the weight that she’ll carry because we know there’ll be a lot of people on her back in every race!”