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A Day at the Races
"I am a great fan of horse racing, and this quiz covers diverse facts about the sport. I hope it will spur us all on to more fun."
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This is a famous day at a famous English racecourse, where traditionally, people dress up with the women in fancy hats. It was featured in a song in the play and movie, "My Fair Lady". What is this day?
Royal Ascot Opening Day
Santa Anita Opening Day
Kentucky Derby at Lexington
Newmarket Derby Day
Man-O-War is thought to be the greatest American race horse ever. He only lost one race, and there was a very good reason for it. What was the reason?
Another jockey whipped him in the face
He had lost his shoe before the race
He was facing backwards when the race started
His jockey fell off
"A Day At the Races" was the name of a very funny movie in the 1930s starring three famous brothers. What was the name of these brothers?
The Ritz Brothers
The Marx Brothers
The Smothers Brothers
Huey, Dewey and Louie
A favorite race track in Seattle, Washington, was a beautiful place to visit. Many people enjoyed "A Day at the Races" at this track. What was it's name?
A tradition in thoroughbred racing is to sometimes name a newborn a name that somehow relates to his dam or sire or both. Seabiscuit's sire was named what?
Phar Lap was a famous champion thoroughbred who was foaled in New Zealand and raced mostly in Australia. He died at only six years old. His successful last race was the Agua Caliente Handicap in Mexico. Shortly after, he died in California. What was the cause of his death?
A bacterial stomach illness
He broke his leg and was destroyed
He had swallowed a wire in his hay
This magnificent colt won the Belmont Stakes, third jewel in the Triple Crown by a whopping 31 lengths on 9 June 1973. He is considered by many to be America's greatest race horse. Who is he?
A British Suffragette, Emily W. Davison, achieved fame and a place in history in 1913 at Epsom Race Course by doing what?
Throwing herself under the feet of King George V's horse
Chopping up the bar with an ax
Setting a fire in the grandstand
Throwing rotten eggs at King George V
What horse won the 2006 Kentucky Derby, but broke down in his next race, the Preakness?
Which movie portrayed an ordinary guy played by Richard Dreyfuss, enjoying his day at the racetrack by continuing to say what?
"Double or nothing"
"Let it ride"
"I'm going home"
" I'll never be hungry again!"
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Compiled Jun 28 12