Horse Racing Trivia
This episode is all about Horse Racing trivia. We are ver lucky to have Horse Racing expert Rowan Ward on this episode. You can follow them on Twitter or read their blog. Are you about to win the Triple Crown or come in last? Can you answer questions like:
For the purposes of entering races, all Northern Hemisphere-born Thoroughbreds share a birthday. What is that day?
What is the name of the horse racing wager where you pick three winners of consecutive races?
Who was the first — and still only! — female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks?
A statue of which jockey, who was active from 1973 through 2005, graces the paddock at Churchill Downs, where he is the all-time leading rider? He rode in 22 editions of the Kentucky Derby, though his only win came with Lil E. Tee in 1992.
There have been thirteen Triple Crown winners, but who was the only one whose sire, or in other words his father, was also a Triple Crown winner?
What 3200m turf race is known as the Race that Stops a Nation? It takes place in, and is named for, the second-largest city in Australia.
Despite having to walk three miles from another track to race in the Derby, and going off at 91-1 odds, which horse became the longest shot ever to win the Kentucky Derby in 1913?
Every horse who runs in the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks is the same age. How old are they?
Though many great horses do come from Kentucky, perhaps the greatest American horse, Secretariat,did not. In which state was he bred?
Who was the leading US sire, based on progeny earnings, in 2019, 2020, and 2021? His foals include 2020 Kentucky Derby winner Authentic as well as Mandaloun, who is regarded as the 2021 Kentucky Derby winner after the disqualification of Medina Spirit?
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