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West Point Thoroughbreds Naming Contest – Nyquist colt named Slapshot / Thursday, March 2, 2023

It’s time to get creative! We’re holding a contest to name the 2-year-old colt by Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Tia. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted names.

Congratulations to Partner Dan Murphy and Gerard Sessa for submitting the winning name: SLAPSHOT!


  • Online contest is open now and closes at noon ET on February 14, 2023.
  • Finalist names will be selected by the West Point Thoroughbreds team by February 25 and a public online vote will then be held to determine the winner.
  • The person who submits the winning name receives a $150 gift card to the West Point Thoroughbreds online store.
  • Maximum of three name submissions per person.
  • One vote per person when voting for winning name.
  • Name must be in accordance with Jockey Club regulations.
  • All submissions must include a valid email address.
  • There is no cost to enter the contest.
  • In the event that more than one person submits the same name, and that name is the contest winner, the gift card will be distributed to one submitter via a random draw. 

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