Louisville coach and horse owner Rick Pitino didn’t have to look far to find names for a couple of his talented 2-year-old colts.
“The Bellamy Road colt was a spectacular big, big colt,” Pitino told C. L. Brown of the Louisville Courier-Journal. “He was lanky, had great potential and goes the distance. I said I got the perfect name for him. I said ‘Gorgui.’ “
That would be for Cardinals’ 6-11 center Gorgui Dieng.
The coach didn’t ignore his guards after he looked at the second colt who “is very, very quick — has a great first step, so to speak. I said I got the perfect name there, too.”
That name was Siva. As in Peyton Siva of course.
“They’re two of my favorite ballplayers and young men,” Pitino said. “I told both guys. They’re super excited.”
The Jockey Club approved both of the names.
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