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Sagamore Racing Wants To Give Special Yearling A Name

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BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — He’s a horse with no name. Now Baltimore County’s Sagamore Racing is looking to change that.

Jessica Kartalija reports this yearling has a unique story and needs a good name to go with it.

Inside the stables at the historic Sagamore Farm, General Manager Tom Mullikin introduces us to a thoroughbred colt, otherwise known as Sagamore Racing’s horse with no name.

“Really cool demeanor, personality. When he’s out with the other colts, he’s the boss. He’s alpha; he’s in charge,” Mullikin said. “If I had to equate him to a current Baltimore Raven, he’s a Vonta Leach.”

Fitting, because this yearling was born right in the middle of the blackout during the second half of last year’s Super Bowl.

“Lights go out so actually it was great timing and she had a nice colt,” Mullikin said.

The outage left millions of viewers in the dark. Fortunately, the birth was a lot less dramatic.

“Nine out of 10 times, the mares do it by themselves,” Mullikin said.

Now Sagamore Racing needs your help. Fans can log onto their website and suggest a name for the colt. They’ll be narrowed down to five and the name with the most votes wins.

It’s a chance for racing and Ravens fans to have a connection with a horse that’s expected to have a big future in racing.

“There’s a lot of Maryland ties with his pedigree and then, too, the historic Super Bowl win for the Ravens,” Mullikin said. “The blackout colt.”

Right now, he has a lot of nicknames but he still needs a name.

Fans can submit ideas, then vote for their favorite name online. The winning name will be announced at the end of the month. For more information, click here.

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