Riding legends, void races and turf infestations: take our quiz
It has been another week of big news on and off the racecourse, but how much attention have you been paying? Well, it's Sunday, which can only mean one thing. Time to test your knowledge with our quickfire quiz . . .
1 George Duffield, who won the 1992 St Leger on User Friendly, took part in Doncaster’s Leger Legends race on Wednesday. How old is he?
2 There was drama at Perth on Monday when a race was declared void. Three jockeys were given a ban, but which of the following riders was not?
A Sean Quinlan
B Will Kennedy
C Stephen Mulqueen
D Derek Fox
3 Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh this week put up a staunch defence of the Curragh and its attendance figure on the second day of Irish Champions Weekend. How many were at the Curragh last Sunday?
4 There was good news for Cheltenham Festival fans this week following the announcement of what?
A Free shuttle buses to and from the course
B 48-hour declarations for all festival races
C More portaloos along the ‘Golden Mile’
D Scrapping of the four-pint limit in the bars
5 Bath was forced to cancel its Saturday card owing to an infestation of what on the track’s home bend?
B Slow worms
C Field mice
D Chafer bugs
6 Racing was dealt a blow this week when it emerged a ban would be placed on the direct transport of horses between Australia and which other major jurisdiction?
C Hong Kong
7 Which leading Irish jump jockey this week played down speculation over plans to ride in Britain this season?
A Ruby Walsh
B Bryan Cooper
C Barry Geraghty
D Davy Russell
8 Trainer David Elsworth received an apology from officials at Doncaster on Saturday after he was refused entry to which area of the racecourse?
A Parade ring
B Champagne bar
C Stewards' room
D Owners' and trainers' bar
9 Ryan Moore won the St Leger for the first time on Saturday when he guided Capri to glory. Which British Classic is Moore yet to win?
B 1,000 Guineas
D None - he's won them all
10 Former footballer and owner of Manor House Stables Michael Owen this week took part in a Q&A with the Racing Post, but what did he say was his most treasured possession?
A Brown Panther
B The Ballon d’Or trophy
C His England caps
D His right foot
Scroll down for the answers . . .
1 C (70)
2 B (Will Kennedy)
3 A (5,370)
4 B (48-hour decs)
5 D (Chafer bugs)
6 C (Hong Kong)
7 B (Bryan Cooper)
8 A (Parade ring)
9 D (None)
10 B (Ballon d'Or trophy)
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