What’s My Name? It’ up to you……




In partnership with sponsors, Watership Down Stud, we are delighted to offer you the chance to name one of their beautifully bred foals, a bay filly who was born on the 10 March 2022, by the legendary sire, Frankel and out of the Group winning mare, So Mi Dar.

So Mi Dar herself proved her ability on the racecourse when placing 3rd in the G1 Prix de l’Opera and winning the G3 Musidora stakes in 2016. She hails from the remarkable Watership Down mare, DAR RE MI, who has produced two stallions and four Group performers, including European Champion two-year-old TOO DARN HOT (Dubawi). He stands at Darley’s Dalham Hall Stud and has his first crop of yearlings in 2022.

The competition

Watership Down Stud owners, Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber have enjoyed numerous successes over the years and take great pride in the naming of their homebreds, with horses such as Dar Re Mi, Lar Ti Dah, So Mi Dar and Too Darn Hot, all heavily influenced by a musical undertone.  It will be them who decide the winning entry.

To help you with your selection which will be announced Monday 2 May, here’s a few hints and tips:

  • Entries must be no longer than 18 characters and keep them clean
  • Names can often be influenced by a combination of both the sire and the dam
  • Given the musical theme that runs through some of the names outlined above, it might be worth considering, but is not mandatory

Entries will close on Sunday 24 April at midnight so get your thinking caps on!

The winning prize for the selected name will include:

  • Trip for up to 6 individuals or family to Watership Down Stud for a private tour and meet the foal
  • Table for the day and Premier badges for 6 people in our Parade Ring Lawn on Saturday 16 July, including a picnic box.