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  1. In which month of the year does the Kentucky Derby take place?

    May

    The race is run on the first Saturday in May.

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  2. During which month is the yearly racing event known as 'Royal Ascot' usually held?

    June

    More than 50,000 bottles of champagne are consumed during the festival.

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  3. Horses called Ginger and Merrylegs appear in which classic novel, first published in 1877?

    Black Beauty

     

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  4. Which famous novel was written in 1877 by Anna Sewell as a protest against cruelty to horses?

    Black Beauty

     

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  5. What type of metal was also the name of the Lone Ranger`s horse?

    Silver

     

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  6. What European capital city was also the name of the Duke of Wellington's horse at the Battle of Waterloo?

    Copenhagen

    Copenhagen was of mixed Thoroughbred and Arabian.

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  7. What has happened to a horse which is called a gelding?

    It has been castrated

    It makes the horse beter-behaved, calmer.

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  8. What term is used in horseracing to describe an event for horses who have not yet won a race and also in cricket to describe an over in which no runs are scored?

    Maiden

     

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  9. Which British horse racing jockey went to jail in 1987 for tax evasion but also won more than 4000 races in a career that spanned five decades?

    Lester Piggott

    Piggot served a year and a day in jail before his release.

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  10. Which Racecourse in Suffolk hosts both the 1000 guineas and the 2000 guineas?

    Newmarket

    Both races are over 1 mile.

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  11. Which famous race takes place on the first Saturday in May in an American city called Louisville, with the winner receiving over a million dollars and a blanket of roses?

    Kentucky Derby

     

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  12. What are the periods of play in polo called?

    Chukkas

    6 x 7 minute chukkas. It can also be spelled 'chucker'.

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  13. What word is given to the colourful uniforms of horse racing jockeys, named after the type of material used?

    Silks

     

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  14. What is the name of the riding school in Vienna, famous for its Lippizaner horses?

    Spanish Riding School

     

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  15. In the Lord of The Rings universe, what is the name of Gandalf's silver stallion?

    Shadowfax

    He was given to Gandalf by King Théoden

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  16. Which TV masked-man rode a horse called Silver and had an Indian friend called Tonto?

    The Lone Ranger

     

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  17. Which city in Canada stages the Stampede every July which attracts a million visitors and is touted as the largest rodeo in the world?

    Calgary

    In Alberta Province

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  18. What was the name of the suffragette who threw herself under the King`s horse in the 1913 Derby?

    Emily Davison

     

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  19. What is the term for a young female horse, less than four years old?

    Filly

    Under 5 years in the UK - under 4 in many other countries

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  20. Which racecourse in Surrey hosts the King George VI Steeple Chase race every Boxing Day?

    Kempton Park

     

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