What’s In a Name: Apogee

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Malibu Moon | Joy Gilbert

by Andrea Branchini

APOGEE (f, 3, Malibu Moon--My Limit, by Wagon Limit)

The name of Christophe Clement’s recent 3-year-old winner at Tampa Bay Downs is wise to lunar science and astronomy. She is by Malibu Moon out of My Limit, and her name is Apogee, which, according to the Google Dictionary, is “the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is furthest from the earth.” Brainy, inventive name.

An Italian native, Andrea Branchini now lives in Lexington, KY, where he works in the equine transport industry.

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