What’s in a name

July 15, 2009
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Hi All,
 
Lionel Richardson was a very keen horse racing fan. He named many daffodils after race horses. Here are just a few,
 
Arkle, Red Rum,  Devon Loch,  Mill Reef,  Gambler’s Gift,  Pinza,  Sir Ivor,  Reynoldstown (I think),  Gay Kybo,  Gay Time,  Gay Trip. These are a few I know of and I am sure there are many more but I haven’t the time to research the names in daffseek. There are 11 cultivars with the prefix Gay. Who would bet that they are not all race horses.
 
Tony

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