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Royal Ascot build-up, dog shows and tatty jackets: take our quiz

Luke Harvey in the winner's enclosure with Drumlynn
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The week before Ascot is always a busy time and it has been no different this year with the countdown cranking up day by day. Away from the royal meeting, find out what else has been the talk of racing over the past seven days . . .

1 At which track did Red Tycoon finish seventh to complete owner David Henery's full house of runners at every course in Britain?

A Haydock
B Newmarket
C Beverley
D Chester

2 Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson, who judged trainer Richard Phillips' dog show at Adlestrop, is the daughter of a . . .

A Racecourse judge
B Racecourse commentator
C Racecourse vet
D Racecourse doctor

Actress Eleanor Tomlinson makes a new friend during the dog show in Gloucestershire

3 At the start of the week bookmakers were bracing themselves as punters plunged into a 'big-five' Royal Ascot accumulator. How many of the shorties hailed from Aidan O'Brien's stable?

A 4
B 3
C 5
D 2

4 Broadcaster Luke Harvey made the perfect start to life as an owner with Nicky Henderson when Drumlynn carried his colours to victory on Wednesday. At which track did he win?

A Warwick
B Fontwell
C Worcester
D Newton Abbot

5 Jim Bolger on Wednesday backed up fellow trainer Ger Lyons's call for more what in Ireland?

A Prize-money
B Flat meetings
C Racecourses
D Watering

6 Champion Hurdle-winning jockey Philip Carberry announced his retirement from the saddle on Thursday. In which year did he ride Sublimity to a famous festival victory?

A 2005
B 2006
C 2007
D 2008

Sublimity en route to Champion Hurdle glory under Philip Carberry

7 Josephine Gordon built up a tasty book of Ascot rides throughout the week, including for top connections such as trainer John Gosden and owners Godolphin. Name the only female jockey to have ridden a winner at the royal meeting

A Gay Kelleway
B Alex Greaves
C Hayley Turner
D Emma-Jayne Wilson

8 Irish jockey Fran Berry is set to remain in Britain as a freelance after parting ways with which trainer this week?

A David Simcock
B Ralph Beckett
C William Haggas
D Luca Cumani

9 Former champion Silvestre de Sousa extended his lead in the Stobart Flat jockeys' title race with a fabulous five-timer at Sandown on Friday. At what combined price did the quintet return?

A 96-1
B 699-1
C 669-1
D 969-1

10 Trainer Mick Easterby auctioned off his green puffa jacket to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance with York racecourse putting up the winning bid. How much did the garment fetch?

A £50
B £250
C £500
D £1,000

Mick Easterby wearing his famous green jacket

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Answers . . .  

D (Chester)
2 B (Racecourse commentator)
3 A (4 – Churchill, Order Of St George, Caravaggio, Winter)
C (Worcester)
B (Flat meetings)
C (2007)
A (Gay Kelleway)
B (Ralph Beckett)
D (969-1)
10 C (£500)