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Thursday, 24 January, 2019

City Racing, gallop eyecatchers and a new career: take our weekly quiz

Ryan Nichol after his farewell winner on Donnachies Girl
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A week in racing cannot go by without drama, and this week the sport enjoyed more than its fair share of controversy. Test your memory over what has rocked the racing world over the past seven days with our weekly quiz . . .

1 Name the Newmarket-trained Coral-Eclipse contender who caught the eye on the gallops when reportedly breaking the 40mph barrier this week

A Hawkbill

B Mutakayyef

C Eminent

D Poet's Word

Newmarket: who has been impressing on the gallops?

2 Name the title-challenging jumps trainer who this week revealed big plans for a brand new barn to allow the yard to house more horses

A Willie Mullins

B Nicky Henderson

C Colin Tizzard

D Paul Nicholls

3 Which famous Paris landmark was this week earmarked as a possible location for the City Racing project originally planned in London?

A The Champs-Elysees

B Eiffel Tower

C Notre-Dame Cathedral

D The Louvre

4 Irish trainer Michael Flannery enjoyed his first winner in how many years when Palmones scored at Ballinrobe on Monday?

A 3 years

B 5 years

C 7 years

D 10 years

Michael Flannery: all smiles after Palmones won this week

5 Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne was this week given a four-week ban from riding and trackwork after she tested positive for a banned substance. In which British event is she due to participate later this summer?

A July Cup

B Goodwood Cup

C St Leger

D Shergar Cup

6 Devastated trainer Laura Mongan this week revealed stable star Harbour Law will miss the remainder of the season through injury. Which big staying race did he win last year?

A Cesarewitch

B St Leger

C Yorkshire Cup

D Ascot Gold Cup

7 In an article featuring trainer William Haggas this week, which juvenile did he say was the unluckiest horse at Royal Ascot when discussing the issue of watering at the royal meeting?

A Headway (Coventry)

B Take Me With You (Albany)

C Santry (Norfolk)

D Roussel (Windsor Castle)

8 “Yes, he can be annoying, but he’s a brilliant journalist”

Which ITV colleague said these words about Matt Chapman?

A Francesca Cumani

B Sir Anthony McCoy

C Oli Bell

D Ed Chamberlin

9 Sheikh Mohammed, Godolphin figurehead and ruler of Dubai, delighted locals of a Cornish village after he made a major donation to help save what?

A Their village hall

B Their public house

C Their supermarket

D Their racecourse

10 Amateur jockey Ryan Nichol retired after riding a winner at Hamilton on Thursday. In which profession is he set to work in next? 

A Police

B Teaching

C Funeral director

D Firefighter


See answers below



















1 C) Eminent
2 C) Colin Tizzard
3 A) The Champs-Elysees
4 B) 5 years
5 D) Shergar Cup
6 B) St Leger
7 C) Santry in the Norfolk Stakes
8 D) Ed Chamberlin
9 A) Their village hall
10 C) Funeral director

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