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What Would You Name A Notre Dame-Themed Kentucky Derby Horse? Part 2

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Step up your game or play the same hand.

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The 145th Kentucky Derby is this weekend, and we are looking to have the same kind of fun we had last year. What do you think of when the Kentucky Derby rolls around each year? Well, you probably think about big hats, mint juleps, jockeys, money, money, and of course... those incredible names for all of the horses.

If you don’t have all that cash, a fancy big hat, and a jockey on standby - you may feel isolated. First thing you should do, is make a mint julep following our friend Jessica Smetana’s lead (I think you’ll like this one best).

In honor of the Kentucky Derby, here's a super-secret Mint Jul...

Mint Julep... Kentucky Derby... Tom Hammond... Notre Dame Football Yep, it all fits. Plus, OFD's own Jessica Smetana chugs bourbon. HOORAY!

Posted by One Foot Down - For Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans on Friday, May 5, 2017

Here are a few of my own design from last year — and some new ones with that Notre Dame Fighting Irish flair:

  • Get Off My Grass
  • Elevator Gentleman
  • First Rides Don’t Matter
  • Fullbacks Forever
  • Lou Holtz Is My Mother
  • Burritos over Tacos
  • All The Mums
  • Muffet’s Mare
  • Her Loyal Equines
  • Herbie’s Hysteria
  • Stadium Dogs Ride
  • Run The Damn Jockey
  • Fighting Since 1988
  • Kicking Cale
  • Kick It To Rocket
  • Ditching Desmond
  • Tommy Trojan Sucks
  • Skunkbear Killah
  • Finke’s Phantom
  • Immortal Maui Brey
  • Beano Cook’s Favorite
  • Great Hammond’s Head
  • Nobody Likes Zahm
  • South Dining Hall Champ
  • Beating Up Bengals
  • I’m Not A Moose
  • 3 Other Horses Went Fishing
  • Rockne’s House Guest
  • No Name On My Jersey
  • South Breed Against The World

And I could go on and on -BUT I WANT TO SEE WHAT YOU COME UP WITH! Put down your best in the comment section below for the ultimate in OFD Glory.

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