30 Festive brain teasers

  • Last Updated: December 22 2013, 23:37 GMT

Think you know your racing? Have a go at our quiz of the year:

Who is this chasing home Simonsig in the Racing Post Arkle?
Who is this chasing home Simonsig in the Racing Post Arkle?

1) Which horse provided John Ferguson with his first Grade One winner as a trainer in the Finale Hurdle at Chepstow in January?

2) Which subsequent Cheltenham Festival winner ran at Warwick on January 12?

3) On the same afternoon at Warwick, the English and Scottish Grand National winners Auroras Encore and Godsmejudge ran well in the Classic Chase, but what won that race?

4) Which horse split Sprinter Sacre and Somersby in the rearranged Victor Chandler Chase at Cheltenham?

5) How many horses that ran on Cheltenham Trials day went on to win at the Festival in March?

6) On the same afternoon at Leopardstown, three Festival winners were in action, can you name any?

7) Which Alan King-trained subsequent Festival winner claimed the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las?

8) Which horse was sent off the 4-5 favourite for the Irish Hennessy won by Sir Des Champs?

9) Harry Fry won the Racing Plus Chase at Kempton with which horse?

10) Which unheralded jockey won the Imperial Cup on First Avenue?

11) Simonsig landed the Arkle as expected, but can you name the two big outsiders who chased him home?

12) Which jockey rode a treble on the first day of the Festival?

13) On the second day of Cheltenham this year there were two winners at 25-1 and one at 33s. Can you name any of them?

14) Who rode Solwhit to win the World Hurdle?

15) What was the official winning distance of Our Conor in the Triumph Hurdle?

16) How many Irish-trained winners at the Festival this year?

17) Which American-trained horse won the Dubai World Cup?

18) Can you name one of two horses that won on both the first and last day of the Turf Flat season at Doncaster?

19) Which horse won twice at Aintree's Grand National meeting?

20) What was Grand National winner Auroras Encore's starting price?

21) How many horses won at both Cheltenham and Aintree?

22) A 150-1 shot was second to Dawn Approach in the 2000 Guineas. What is his name?

23) With which colt did Aidan O'Brien win the Irish 2,000 Guineas?

24) Which German-trained horse won the Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock?

25) Name the winner of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot?

26) St Leger winner Leading Light struck in which race at Royal Ascot.

27) What was Jonjo O'Neill's Royal Ascot winner this year?

28) William Haggas won the John Smith's Cup with which grey?

29) Which French-trained filly won the Irish Oaks and was subsequently sold for six million guineas?

30) Name three of Johnny Murtagh's five Group One winners in 2013.

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