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#FinanceDerbyHorseNames don’t have anything on these real-life horses of finance

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  • David Yanofsky
By David Yanofsky

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Because it’s Friday, and tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby, we spent much of the morning tweeting #FinanceDerbyHorseNames. And the hashtag—essentially, financial terms that would work equally well as the name of a racehorse—kind of took off. Some of our favorites: Value at Risk, One-Time Charge, Full Faith & CreditFund of Funds, Mrs. Watanabe, and Front Runner.

Those would all make excellent horse names, but as it turns out, there are plenty of real-life horses with financial names. Here’s a selection:

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