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Drawing is Friday (USA) for "Name The Foal Contest"

09:00 PM 08 May 2014 NZST
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There have been six finalist names chosen by Put On A Show's owners Richard and Joanne Young for the "Name The Foal Contest" with $2,500 in cash to the winner(s). The final name for the filly, sired by Somebeachsomewhere, will be drawn this Friday, May 9 at Hanover Shoe Farms in Hanover, PA.

The public is invited to come out to Hanover Shoe Farms and see the facility and watch as Joanne Young will select the winning name as Put On A Show and her filly look on in the background. The name for the filly will be drawn at 1:00 pm.

Harnesslink will bring you coverage of the drawing of the name and scenes from the event at Hanover Shoe Farms including the entire story, photographs and video.

The six final names (it was going to be just five but the Young's wanted to add just one more name) are:

Best In Show (1)
Beach Showoff (7)
Beach Showstopper (1)
It'sShowTimeGirl (3)
Peach Of The Beach (1)
Show Stopper (8)

In the parentheses above it show the number of people that submitted the name and thus there are three people who have a shot to win all of the $2,500 in prize money that was sponsored by Richard and Joanne Young, the Somebeachsomewhere Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms.

Harnesslink's Director of Social Media, Chris Tully, has come up with some great statistics from the contest.

Most submitted name, Show Me The Beach =106
With Spaces = 64
Without spaces = 42

Worst names in our opinion:
Air, Bossswap, Cheese, Dolly Pardon, Goodhorsebaddrive, Hillary, Hit The Lip, Kardashin, Mickey Rooney, NOPEDIGREJUSGUDLKS, Pamela Anderson (6 entries, all from NZ), Smellthecheese, winnerwinnerchickendinner. There were also a number of names we are not going to repeat in print.

Other FUN facts:
Total Foal Names entered:1,534
Total UNIQUE Foal Names entered: 1,229
One third of total entrants, and half of US entrants came from Pennsylvania.
638 = number of entries with the word “show”
538 = number of entries with the word “beach”
351 = number of entries with the word “the”
314 = number of entries with the word “on”

Count of Countries
Australia 112
Canada 188
Germany 2
Great Britain 7
Ireland 3
New Zealand 191
Other 4
Sweden 2
United States 1025
Grand Total 1534
Note: 7 US listed no state

Count of US States
California 7
Connecticut 3
Delaware 20
Florida 40
Georgia 7
Illinois 35
Indiana 19
Iowa 6
Maine 24
Maryland 36
Massachusetts 15
Michigan 21
Nevada 1
New Hampshire 2
New Jersey 65
New York 72
North Carolina 10
Ohio 73
Other 27
Pennsylvania 511
Rhode Island 5
South Carolina 1
Tennessee 4
Vermont 1
Virginia 6
West Virginia 3
Wisconsin 4
Grand Total 1018

We appreciate everyone that took the time to enter the contest. This will be the first of many more great contests that Harnesslink will be running this year and more cash will also be up for grabs so stayed tuned to Harnesslink 24/7 as we cover the world of harness racing!

by Steve Wolf, for

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