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York, Hughie Morrison and Shaneshill: have a go at our weekly quiz

Shaneshill clears an obstacle en route to winning the Prix la Barka at Auteuil on Saturday
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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 Which course did Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, visit on Tuesday to campaign for the local Conservative general election candidate?

A Beverley
B Chepstow
C Sedgefield
D Southwell

Karen Bradley: visited a racecourse this week

2 Which trainer won the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York for the third year in a row on Wednesday?

A John Gosden
B Sir Michael Stoute
C Aidan O'Brien
D Roger Varian

3 Dubai Thunder entered the Investec Derby reckoning with an impressive debut success at Newbury on Friday. How far did he win by?

A 5 lengths
B 8 lengths
C 10 lengths
D 15 lengths

Dubai Thunder: holds an entry for the Investec Derby in two weeks' time

4 Which legendary cricketer joined trainer Sir Michael Stoute on the Newmarket gallops this week?

A Brian Lara
B Ricky Ponting
C Michael Holding
D Viv Richards

5 Hughie Morrison was this week charged by the BHA after one of his horse's tested positive for a banned substance. How much is he offering as a reward for anyone with information as to how it happened?

A Nothing
B £2,000
C £6,000
D £10,000

Harry Challoner: final ride was at Uttoxeter on Saturday

6 Young jump jockey Harry Challoner quit the saddle this week, citing many reasons for his decision. How old is he?

A 21
B 24
C 27
D 29

7 Westerland, Frankel's first two-year-old runner of 2017, made his racecourse debut at Newbury on Friday. Where did he finish?

A 2nd
B Last
C 4th
D 1st

8 An employee of Hughie Morrison found themselves in trouble at York this week. What did the groom do?

A Forgot the horse's weight cloth
B Urinated in the horse's stable
C Backed a horse from another yard
D Failed to arrive at the track in time

Alan Swinbank was described as "a stalwart of Yorkshire racing"

9 On Thursday news broke of the death of dual-purpose trainer Alan Swinbank, aged 72. Swinbank enjoyed notable success around the world with stars such as Collier Hill, but in how many countries did the yard's globetrotting star win?

A 5
B 6
C 7
D 8

10 Willie Mullins won a fourth Prix la Barka at Auteuil on Saturday, with Shaneshill scoring under Ruby Walsh. What prize did Walsh receive for winning?

A An annual NetFlix subscription
B A hoverboard
C Two weeks at Disneyland Paris
D A Renault Clio 

Scroll down for the answers . . .

1 C (Sedgefield)
2 A (John Gosden)
3 C (10 lengths)
4 C (Michael Holding)
5 D (£10,000)
6 C (27)
7 A (2nd)
8 B (Urinated in horse's stable)
9 D (8)
10 B (A hoverboard)

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