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Friday, 18 January, 2019

Track records, loose horses and downpours: take our weekly quiz

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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 Gordon Lord Byron won the Group 2 Greenlands Stakes at the age of nine on Saturday. How many wins has Tom Hogan’s popular veteran achieved in his career?

A 13
B 14
C 15
D 16

2 Rosamaria made headlines at Redcar this week when appearing in an unusual part of the racecourse. Where was she?

A The canteen
B The weighing room
C The car park
D The stewards’ room

3 Cheltenham Festival security were revealed to have been slightly overzealous with trainer Joe O’Shea. What did they suggest he’d be eating for the rest of his career?

A Cold turkey
B Beans on toast
C Porridge
D Ham sandwiches

Racegoers take shelter from the heavy rain - but at which track?

4 It was sunshine all round for most parts of Britain this week, but which course was forced to abandon its card on Saturday following torrential downpours?

A Chester
B Cartmel
C Ffos Las
D Haydock

5 Churchill notched the 2,000 Guineas double at the Curragh on Saturday for Ballydoyle maestro Aidan O’Brien. Name the horse who defeated Churchill on the opening maiden on the card the previous year

A Pedestal
B Radio Silence
C Van Der Decken
D King Electric

6 Apprentice rider Gina Mangan has been booked to ride in the Investec Derby on Saturday. Which intended runner is she set to partner?

A Diore Lia
B Capri
C Cracksman
D Pealer

Fastnet Tempest (right): gained victory at Chester but who rode him?
7 Josephine Gordon steered Fastnet Tempest to victory in the Victoria Cup at Ascot earlier this month, but who rode the William Haggas-trained four-year-old at Chester on Saturday?

A Franny Norton
B Ben Curtis
C David Probert
D Kevin Stott

8 There was also Classic action in Japan this weekend. Which French jockey became the first rider in 42 years to complete the Japanese Oaks/Derby double?

A Olivier Peslier
B Maxime Guyon
C Gerald Mosse
D Christophe Lemaire

9 Name the John Gosden-trained three-year-old who broke the course record at Goodwood on Friday when winning the Cocked Hat Stakes under Frankie Dettori

A Face The Facts
B Khalidi
C Glencadam Glory
D Monarchs Glen

10 Several high-profile names went through the ring at the sales at Doncaster this week. Name the leading owner who purchased Grade 2 winner Vaniteux

A Rich Ricci
B JP McManus
C Bryan Drew
D Graham Wylie

Scroll down for the answers . . .

1 D (16)
2 A (The canteen)
3 B (Beans on toast)
4 B (Cartmel)
5 C (Van Der Decken)
6 A (Diore Lia)
7 A (Franny Norton)
8 D (Christophe Lemaire)
9 B (Khalidi)
10 C (Bryan Drew)

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