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Friday, 16 November, 2018

Footballers, fines and unhappy Cheltenham residents: take the quiz

Laytown: how long has racing taken place there?
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Barely a day goes by without big stories breaking, among them the seismic, controversial and downright wacky. Catch up on another eventful week in our quickfire quiz

1. Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John is back in training after his summer break. Which race in November are connections targeting for his return?

A Charlie Hall Chase
B Betfair Chase
C Hennessy Gold Cup
D Champion Chase

2. There will be racing on the beach during Laytown’s annual fixture this Tuesday. For more than how many years has racing taken place there?

A 25 years
B 75 years
C 150 years
D 250 years

3. Cheltenham residents have asked the borough council's overview and scrutiny committee to increase the number of what down the ‘golden mile' – the route back into the town –during the Open meeting?

A Taxis
B Betting shops
C Kebab vans
D Portaloos

4. Name the West Ham ace who made a flying visit to Chelmsford on transfer deadline day in order for the player’s agent and racehorse owner Mark McKay watch Siege Of Boston run in (and win!) the 7f handicap

A Andy Carroll
B Diafra Sakho
C Javier Hernandez
D Manuel Lanzini

5. Online firm 888 were this week hit with a record penalty by the Gambling Commission for "serious failings" in the safeguarding of their customers. How much were they fined?

A £500,000
B £4.1 million
C £7.8 million
D £12.7 million

Crystal Ocean : sailed clear on the Al Bahathri

6. St Leger contender Crystal Ocean sparkled on the Newmarket gallops this week. Which race did he win last time out?

A Gordon Stakes
B Great Voltigeur Stakes
C Goodwood Cup
D King Edward VII Stakes

7. Hollywood film star Johnny Depp is auctioning his late mother’s stud, but where is it?

A Newmarket
B Keeneland
C Hunter Valley
D The Caribbean

8. The wonderful Winx ran down her rivals to win again on Saturday. How many races has she won in a row?

A 16
B 17
C 18
D 19

9. Goldrush, a regally bred daughter of Frankel, made an impressive debut at Navan on Saturday. Who is her dam?

A Alexander Goldrun
B Goldikova
C Urban Sea
D Taghrooda

Songbird: ninth Grade 1 success in Delaware Handicap

10. Songbird retired this week after winning 13 of her 15 starts. Who became the first horse to beat her when winning the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita by a nose?

A Zenyatta
B Rachel Alexandra
C Beholder
D Rags To Riches

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1. B (Betfair Chase)
C (150 years)
D (Portaloos)
B (Diafra Sakho)
C (£7.8m)
A (Gordon Stakes)
B (Keeneland)
D (19)
A (Alexander Goldrun)
C (Beholder)

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