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Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

How much do you know about the week's hottest topics?

Alan Potts: horses like Sizing John will continue to race in his colours until they retire, according to Jessica Harrington.
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Barely a day goes by without big stories breaking, among them seismic, controversial and downright wacky. Catch up on your week in news in our quickfire quiz.


1. Connections of gelded juvenile President Trump have been forced to change the horse's name by racing authorities in South Africa. What is he now called?

A. Hillary
B. Fake News
C. Potus
D. Donald Trump

2. Hayley Turner is making another comeback to the saddle –but only on a one-time deal. In which country will Turner be riding in her role as an ambassador for GBI Racing?

A. Greece
B. Turkey
C. Mauritius
D. Britain

3. Robbie Power this week became retained rider to Alan and Ann Potts, owners of Cheltenham Gold Cup king Sizing John. How old is Power?

A. 35
B. 37
C. 38
D. 40

4. Prominent French racing figures came out in force this week in protest over a pilot scheme the government had approved. What were they protesting against?

A. Weight allowance for female jockeys
B. The 2017 Arc being staged at Chantilly
C. The video ref in the France v Spain friendly
D. In-play sports betting in bars and cafes

5. Doncaster's Brocklesby Stakes, traditionally the season's first race for two-year-olds run on turf, was in the news this week. Why?

A. The race was reopened after it received no entries on Monday
B. The race was divided in two due to the number of declarations
C. Mark Johnston juveniles accounted for half of the final decs
D. It was run at Kempton due to a stalls malfunction at Doncaster

6. A book charting the life and times of Kieren Fallon is set to be published in September, it was revealed this week. What is the jockey’s autobiography going to be called?

A. Fallon: My Life
B. I Did It My Way
C. Insolence
D. Trouble

7. Ryan Moore was in flying form at Doncaster on Saturday and was narrowly denied an epic four-timer, a result that spared the bookies' blushes. How much did Betfair claim it would have cost the betting industry if Moore had won the Lincoln?

A. £10 million
B. £25 million
C. £40 million
D. £100 million

8. The shock inclusion of which horse, owned by the Queen, in a special Royal Mail series celebrating eight legendary racehorses left Racing Post historian John Randall bemused?

A. Carlton House
B. Estimate
C. Pall Mall
D. Dunfermline

9. Owners David and Patricia Thompson this week moved to purchase 2017 Grand National contenders Highland Lodge and Le Mercurey. The Thompsons won the National with which horse in the 1990s?

A. Mr Frisk
B. Rough Quest
C. Seagram
D. Party Politics

10. William Buick this week received an eight-day ban for a ride at Chelmsford that could rule him out of which big fixture?

A. Craven meeting
B. Guineas meeting
C. Greenham meeting
D. Derby meeting

Scroll down for the answers . . .


1. B (Fake News)
2. A (Greece
3. A (35)
4. D (In-play sports betting in bars and cafes)
5. B (The race was divided in two due to the number of declarations)
6. C (Insolence)
7. C (£40 million)
8. B (Estimate)
9. D (Party Politics)
10. A (Craven meeting)

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