Follow The Foals naming competition: Winners announced

We recently created a competition for racing fans to name six homebred two-year-olds that have featured in our Follow The Foals series, created by Ascot and Official Partner QIPCO, which has showcased the journey of Qatar Racing’s finest foals from birth. We can now announce the winners…

Congratulations to _katemandleyy and bcorner95 (entered via Instagram) who picked ROYAL VERSE as the name for our gorgeous colt by Frankel out of our dual Gr.1 and Classic-winning mare Simple Verse. He’s the first foal out of the mare and will be trained by John Gosden in Newmarket.

Our beautiful filly by the late Japanese sire sensation Deep Impact out of Sheikh Fahad’s first Gr.1 winner Lightening Pearl is to be named RAKURAI, which is Japanese for lightning strike. Thanks to @muhmuhbla (Twitter) for that name, and the filly will also be trained by John Gosden

Completing the Gosden trio is the chestnut colt by Dubawi out of Gr.1-placed Wekeela. He will be named MILLENNIAL MOON (pictured as a yearling) as chosen by @mp_white11 (Twitter) and samanthawright37425 (Instagram).

We had 375 name suggestions for our stunning grey filly by Dark Angel out of La Rioja! The winning entry comes from paul.campbell0817 (Instagram) who put forward CRIOLLO, which is the native horse of the Pampas and also the name for Latin Americans who are of solely or of mostly Spanish descent. The filly will be trained William Haggas.

@sfarmer2109 (Twitter) came up with LADY CLEMENTINE, our chosen name for our smashing filly by QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner Churchill out of very smart sprinter Wind Fire. Like Kameko, she will be trained at Kingsclere by Andrew Balding.

Finally, we can introduce you to CUBAN BEAT, our filly by Havana Gold out of Stroll Patrol. Thank you @davidharrison39 (Twitter) for coming up with this fantastic name, and the filly is in training with Hugo Palmer.

Thank you to all who entered our Follow The Foals naming competition and we hope you continue to enjoy watching the careers of these wonderful horses.