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The Derby, Oaks and plenty more besides: take our weekly quiz

Punching the air: Frankie Dettori celebrates Classic glory aboard Enable in the Oaks
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The Investec Derby festival is done and dusted for another year, with star performances, upset wins and no small measure of controversy. Why not find out how much attention you have been paying in the last seven days with this week's quiz?

1 Wesley Ward this week expressed his delight with Lady Aurelia’s pre-Ascot workout. Which race did she win at the royal meeting last year?

A Windsor Castle
B Queen Mary
C Albany Stakes
D King’s Stand

2 Frankie Dettori hit the headlines this week when appearing on which popular TV show?

A Lorraine
B Celebrity Juice
C Loose Women
D Jeremy Kyle

3 Who said it?

“I've had the best three weeks of my life”

A Owner Richard Ward after selling a horse to Sheikh Fahad
B Jockey Ana O’Brien after riding in Saturday’s Derby at Epsom
C Trainer Eve Johnson Houghton after her string’s red-hot streak
D Aidan O’Brien fresh from Irish Guineas success at the Curragh

Nicky Henderson: training a horse for which former jockey?

4 Which former jump jockey-turned-broadcaster this week revealed he had joined some big names as owner with champion trainer Nicky Henderson?

A Mick Fitzgerald
B John Francome
C Sir Anthony McCoy
D Luke Harvey

5 Westerland, a John Gosden-trained son of Frankel, got off the mark in dramatic fashion in a maiden on Tuesday, overcoming a rival who traded at 1.01 in-running. At which track did he win?

A Windsor
B Leicester
C Lingfield
D Doncaster

Gina Mangan: prevented from riding in the Derby by the BHA

6 Apprentice Gina Mangan’s Derby dream was dashed by a BHA ruling that came to light on Wednesday. Which apprentice was announced as her replacement on Diore Lia?

A Hector Crouch
B Hollie Doyle
C Paddy Pilley
D Rossa Ryan

7 Enable won the Investec Oaks for John Gosden, having earlier in the season finished third behind her stablemate Shutter Speed at Newbury. Which horse split the pair that day?

A Khalidi
B Monarchs Glen
C Raheen House
D Maths Prize

8 Jockey Kerrin McEvoy had another successful weekend down under, winning the Queensland Oaks aboard Egg Tart for Chris Waller. How many Group 1 winners has McEvoy ridden in 2016-17?

A 7
B 8
C 9
D 10

9 Chelmsford compensated every owner with £400 after the final race of its Thursday evening meeting had to be abandoned. Why could the 6f handicap not be run?

A A small fire caused an electrical fault
B The racing surface was deemed unsafe
C There were not enough ambulances available
D It was too hot to allow the horses to run


Wings Of Eagles, a son of Pour Moi, wins the Derby under Padraig Beggy

10 Wings Of Eagles did an excellent impression of his sire Pour Moi when swooping late to spring a 40-1 shock in Saturday's Investec Derby. In what year did Pour Moi land the Epsom Classic?

A 2008
B 2009
C 2010
D 2011

Scroll down for the answers . . .









1 B (Queen Mary)
2 C (Loose Women)
3 A (Richard Ward)
4 D (Luke Harvey)
5 B (Leicester)
6 C (Paddy Pilley)
7 C (Raheen House)
8 B (8)
9 A (A small fire caused an electrical fault)
10 D (2011)

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