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The quiz: how much do you know about the week's hot topics?

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Barely a day goes by without big news stories breaking, among them the seismic, controversial and downright wacky. Catch up on your week in news in our quickfire quiz.


1 Runners in the 7f handicap at Southwell on Monday were joined by an interested observer mid-race. What was it?

A Dog
B Rabbit
C Fox
D Cat

2 Venice Beach, trained by Aidan O’Brien, claimed the spoils in the Group 3 Chester Vase on Thursday, boosting his Derby credentials. Who was the last winner of the race to follow up at Epsom?

A US Army Ranger
B Treasure Beach
C Ruler Of The World
D Golden Sword

3 The infield at Epsom, from where Derby day racegoers annually enjoy the Classic for free, has been rebranded. What is the area of the course now called?

A McDonald’s Mount
B Harrods Point
C Greggs Gorge
D Poundland Hill

4 In leaked manifesto documents, Labour has pledged to reduce the maximum stakes on gaming machines to what?

A £2
B £5
C £20
D £50

Sizing John: the Gold Cup winner is back in training

5 According to Jessica Harrington, Sizing John is likely to bid for the £1 million Chase Triple Crown, a bonus offered by Jockey Club Racecourses, this season. Name the first leg of the series.

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

6 The Willie Mullins-trained Nichols Canyon was forced to miss his upcoming date in the US, where he was due to chase a huge bonus in the Iroquois Hurdle having won at Cheltenham. Why did he miss out?

A Injured in transit
B Missed the flight
C Ran at Dundalk
D Wasn’t entered

7 The BHA this week unveiled a new initiative in a bid to tackle a stable staff shortage. Who are they targeting?

A Pensioners
B Punters
C Students
D Politicians

8 Dougie Costello expressed his disappointment after losing the ride on the Karl Burke-trained Quiet Reflection this week. Which race did the pair win at Royal Ascot in 2016?

A Queen Mary Stakes
B Diamond Jubilee Stakes
C King’s Stand Stakes
D Commonwealth Cup


"It's a real setback and a big hit for me"

A Lord Derby on Hatchfield Farm
B Harry Bentley on Limato
C Dougie Costello on Quiet Reflection
D Willie Mullins on Nichols Canyon

10 Owner Khalid Abdullah was in the news this week, with the prince doing what?

A Purchasing a string of jumps horses
B Selling two stud farms (1,500 acres)
C Moving all his horses overseas
D Selling Frankel at auction

Scroll down for the answers














1 B (Rabbit)
2 C (Ruler Of The World)
3 D (Poundland Hill)
4 A (£2)
5 B (Betfair Chase)
6 A (Injured in transit)
7 C (Students)
8 D (Commonwealth Cup)
9 B (Harry Bentley)
10 B (Selling two stud farms)






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