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The Results Are In: Help Name the New Foals at UMD

May 9, 2013
Contacts: 

Sara Gavin 301-405-9235

The results are in! More than 1,600 votes were cast to help choose racing names for two thoroughbred foals born on the University of Maryland Campus Farm this spring. And the winning names are:

  • Diamondback Fire for a colt (by Friesan Fire out of Daylight Lassie) born March 8.
  • Maryland Miss for a filly (by Cherokee’s Boy out of Amazin) born April 15.

A young thoroughbred colt born on the Campus Farm March 8 anxiously awaits the arrival of a playdate due any day.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland community is abuzz about the arrival of two new thoroughbred foals born right on the university's Campus Farm this spring. It's the first time live foaling has happened on campus in nearly 30 years.

A healthy, chestnut brown colt (pictured right) arrived early in the morning of March 8 and little filly (pictured below) was born on April 15. But the future racing stars need good, strong names if they're going to follow in the footsteps of Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Man O' War and other greats.

The new foal stands for the first time shortly after her birth at the Campus Farm.The Campus Farm is asking the university community to help by submitting racing name suggestions for the foals by April 23. Finalists will be announced at Maryland Day, April 27, where attendees will have a chance to vote for the winning names and see the foals in action.

Name suggestions can be submitted here: https://agnr.umd.edu/about/namefoals