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What does this phrase mean?
Grey Dancer out of Lady Grey
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My guess is that these are two horses.
A foal is said to [sired] "by" the stallion "out of" the mare.
Grey Dancer by Dancing Prince out of Lady Grey means that Grey Dancer's father was Dancing Prince and his mother was Lady Grey.
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PS: This strange terminology can lead to jokes such as Bad Party: by Midnight out of Alcohol, but I guess equestrian people learn to live with that.
Last edited by Raymott; 04-Jan-2011 at 11:25.
How to understand this?by Midnight out of Alcohol
It is intended to look like the pedigree of a horse: Grey Dancer by Dancing Prince out of Lady Grey, (meaning that Grey Dancer's father was Dancing Prince and his mother was Lady Grey). Bad Party: by Midnight out of Alcohol.
The message behind the words is that the speaker went to a bad (=unsuccessful) party; it was bad because they were out of alcohol (=there was none left, they had drunk it all) by (= at or before) midnight.
Oh, right, 5jj. I get it now.