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Origins of Names

Name Sire Dam YOF Origin
Patkai Indian Ridge Olympienne 2005

A mountain range in India on its eastern border with Burma

Leocorno Pivotal Highland Gift 2006

Italian for "unicorn" – the winning horse in the Siena Palio 2007 represented the Leocorno district (contrada)

Eleanora Duse Azamour Drama Class 2007

A famous Italian actress (1858-1924) 

La Divina Sadler's Wells Hellenic 2007

The popular name for Maria Callas, the famous Greek opera singer (1923-1977) 

Rien Ne Vas Plus Oasis Dream Sought Out 2008

Nothing more (French)

Centred Dalakhani Drama Class 2010

A technical term used in the performing arts - to centre the body and its postural core, leading to improved vocal and physical performance.

Liber Nauticus Azamour Serres 2010

A guide written for maritime painters by the artist John Thomas Serres.

Jone Des Champs Montjeu Desert Bloom 2011

French for Fieldrush, a perennial plant

Angel Vision Oasis Dream Islington 2012

Angel is a district in the London Borough of Islington

Moruadh Fastnet Rock Olympienne 2012

An Irish mermaid

Yarrow Sea the Stars Highland Gift 2012

Scottish shipbuilders bought by GEC in 1985, therefore significantly linked with Ballymacoll

Abingdon Street Cry Justlookdontouch 2013

Abingdon refers to a couple of streets in Kensington W8 where some high maintenance family fillies live

Canonbury Oasis Dream Islington 2013

A district in the London Borough of Islington, after which his dam is named

Thetis Invincible Spirit Serres 2013

Thetis was a sea nymph in Greek mythology, highlighting the water theme of her dam Serres, named after a marine painter

Counterweight Azamour Drama Class 2014

A theatrical system for suspending stage equipment and lighting.

Pivoine Redoute's Choice Fleur De Cactus 2014

French for Paeony.  Pierre-Joseph Redoute (his Sire) was the most famous botanic illustrator of his day (1759-1840)

Aim of Artemis Leroidesanimaux Justlookdontouch 2015

Artemis was the Greek goddess of hunting who turned Actaeon into a stag because he dared to look at her bathing with her nymphs.

Capesthorne Oasis Dream Eleanora Duse 2015

The ancesteral seat of the Bromley-Davenport family where they maintained a high standard of amateur theatricals.  Her dam is named after a famous Italian actress.  The Bromley-Davenport family are related to Laura Weinstock.

Floria Tosca Shamardal Islington 2015

The heroine of Puccini's opera "Tosca"

Hidden Depths Dark Angel Liber Nauticus 2015

Continues the marine theme: dam "Liber Nauticus" translates as Naval Book.

Oxford Thespian North Light Centred 2015

Continues the theatrical theme:dam "Centred" (ex Drama Class)- a technical term used in the performing arts.  Celia Weinstock was an active thespian at Oxford University.

William of Wykeham Arcano Highland Gift 2015

14th-century Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England who founded New College Oxford and Winchester College.  Simon Weinstock went to Winchester and Oxford University.