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Taking place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, which horse won the 2014 Grand National?
a. Red Rum
b. Bobs Worth
c. Mon Mome
d. Pineau de Re
Pineau de Re - He was ridden by jockey Leighton Aspell.
Open to horses aged three years or older, the Ebor Handicap is a flat race held in which city?
York - The Ebor Handicap takes place each year in August.
At what age does a filly become a mare in Thoroughbred horseracing?
Five - Mares are considered to be easier to handle than stallions.
Which horse holds the record for the fastest Grand National win, doing so in 1990?
a. Mr Frisk
b. Rag Trade
d. Red Rum
Mr Frisk - Mr. Frisk won the race in eight minutes and 47.8 seconds.
Ras Prince Monolulu - real name Peter McKay - was a famous horseracing... what?
Tipster - A tipster is a person who routinely provides tips on the likely outcomes of sporting events.
Best known for its "September Sales," in which US state is the racetrack Keeneland?
Kentucky - Keeneland opened in 1936.
The Coronation Cup takes place each year in which month?
June - First established in 1902, the Coronation Cup is run at Epsom Downs.
What is the name of the hand signalling system used by bookmakers to convey horses' odds?
Tic-tac - Now seldom seen, Tic-tac was commonly used until the turn of the 21st Century.
Ann Ferris was the first woman jockey to win which UK country's Grand National?
Ireland - Ferris rode Bentom Boy.
What is the name of the cart used for harness races?
Sulky - There are various types of sulkies. A sulky for horses is a two-wheeled, single-seat cart.
Which 2012 Epsom Derby winner shares its name with an Arthurian castle?
b. Sea the Stars
d. Ruler of the World
Camelot - Camelot was ridden by jockey Joseph O'Brien.
In which year did Red Rum win his first Grand National?
1973 - Red Rum won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977.
In the southern hemisphere, on what date are racehorses' birthdays celebrated?
a. 1st November
b. 1st September
c. 1st August
d. 1st October
1st August - In the northern hemisphere, racehorses' birthdays are celebrated on January 1st.
At which racecourse is the Scottish Grand National run?
Ayr - The Scottish Grand National is open to horses aged five years and older.
In which country is the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe run?
France - The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was first run on October 3rd, 1920.
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