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Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Record-breakers, royal raiders, feuds and legal threats: take our quiz

Richard Fahey: broke his own personal record this week
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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. The general election shook Britain on Thursday, but what else has rocked the racing world over the past seven days?

1 Who said it?

"If I got a winner at Royal Ascot, it would be another landmark success"

A Willie Mullins
B Gordon Elliott
C Jessica Harrington
D Joseph O'Brien

2 Grand National-winning jockey Derek Fox said this week he is hoping to get more outside rides when the jumps season gets going in the autumn. How old is he?

A 25
B 26
C 27
D 28 

Derek Fox and One For Arthur on the way to winning the Grand National in April

3 Richard Fahey equalled his personal record for stable runners on a busy day on Saturday. How many horses did the trainer declare across five meetings?

A 19
B 25
C 32
D 39

4 There was drama involving the favourite of a hunter chase at Stratford on Friday evening. What happened?

A He failed to arrive in time due to heavy traffic on the M40
B He went through a rail when challenging for the lead
C He got loose before the start and did two laps of the track
D He refused to race after planting himself at the start

5 Matt Chapman was last week axed as master of ceremonies for the Investec Derby, it has been revealed, due to something he said during the Oaks trophy presentation. What was it?

A "Yeeehaaa!"
B "Here’s Johnny G!"
C "Wowzers!"
D "Come on down!"

Matt Chapman: TV personality upset officials at Epsom

6 The shock election result was bad news for high street bookmakers this week. Around how much was traded on Betfair's exchange across all election markets?

A £45 million
B £70 million
C £90 million
D £115 million

7 The Todd Pletcher-trained American Patriot is on course to run in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, it was revealed this week. Which US star won the race last year?

A California Chrome
B Arrogate
C Lady Aurelia
D Tepin

8 John Ferguson quit his role as chief executive at Godolphin this week after an internal feud with which person was made public?

A Charlie Appleby
B William Buick
C Saeed Bin Suroor
D James Doyle

John Ferguson: ended his association with Godolphin this week

9 Millionaire owner Fergus Wilson has threatened to take legal action against a trainer in an episode involving Maidstone Majesty, a horse he owns. In which race was the horse entered to run?

A 2,000 Guineas
B Derby
C Oaks
D St Leger 

10 Australian apprentice Ethan Brown, 18, was sent home last week after being denied entry to Britain at immigration at Heathrow due to visa issues. Who was he due to based with?

A William Haggas
B Roger Charlton
C Charlie Hills
D Mark Johnston 

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Answers

1 C (Jessica Harrington)
2 A (25)
3 C (32)
4 D (He refused to race after planting himself at the start)
5 B ("Here's Johnny G!")
6 C (£90 million)
7 D (Tepin)
8 C (Saeed Bin Suroor)
9 B (The Derby)
10 A (William Haggas)

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