Sporting Life Racing Quiz Part 6 - Test your racing knowledge in Mike Vince's horse racing quiz

Who trained the 2019 Duke of York winner?

Mike Vince has been challenging the Sporting Life racing team's knowledge during the lockdown - check out his latest brain-teasers.

Round 1 - Bits and pieces

1. Since 2010 two horses with an SP of 50/1 have been placed in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Name them.

2. Sir Michael Stoute has trained 5 Derby winners. Shergar, Sharastani, Workforce, Kris Kin and which other horse?

3. Oisin Murphy was Champion Flat Jockey in 2019. Who was second and third?

4. Since 2013 Godolphin have won the Lockinge Stakes four times with horses trained by 4 different trainers. Richard Hannon, Saeed bin Suroor and which two others?

5. Who trained the winner of the big Dante meeting sprint, the Duke of York Stakes, in 2019?

6. Just before the lockdown three jump meetings in the UK went behind closed doors. Kelso, Wetherby and which other course?

7. Mustaashry won the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on this corresponding weekend a year ago - which other horse won on that card and then went on to Group 1 success next time out?

8. How many fences are jumped in the Cheltenham Gold Cup?


Round 2 - Who am I?

1. I trained my first winner as a trainer with Hinari Video at Carlisle in 1987

2. I rode my first winner as a professional jockey on Inn Antique at Sedgefield in 2002

3. My father rode the winner of the Irish Derby and I rode my first winner as a jockey at Epsom in April 1969 after more than a year riding without a winner

4. I rode 7 jump winners and then went to America. I returned as Assistant Trainer at a flat yard before taking a licence, saddling a Group 1 winner in my first season and the runner up in the 2014 Derby

5. I had my first ride in the Grand National on Hurdy Gurdy Man in 1938. I was a racing journalist and owner breeder of Brigadier Gerard

6. I won the Champion Hurdle in 2009 to become the first jockey to land the four major races at Cheltenham (Champion Hurdle and Chase, Stayers Hurdle and Gold Cup) and the Grand National

7. I was Champion Conditional jockey in the UK in 2008/9 season and my brother rode the winner of the Galway Plate in 2007. I was amongst the winners at this years Cheltenham Festival

8. I am part of a famous racing dynasty. I rode the winner of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' race in 2011 at Cheltenham and I have saddled winners as a trainer in the UK, Ireland and France


Round 3 - More this and that

1. John Gosden has trained 5 St Leger winners. Which horse in 1996 won it to give him his first British classic?

2. Pinatubo’s breathtaking performance last September gave trainer Charlie Appleby and William Buick back to back wins in the National Stakes at The Curragh last September. Who won it the previous year?

3. Which racecourse has as its feature a Group 3 run at the end of April and won in recent years by Home Of The Brave twice and Spirit Of Sharjah?

4. Next week should have seen the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown. Which trainer and jockey have won the last three runnings?

5. To the nearest half furlong, over what distance is the Galway Plate run?

6. In what year did the then Great Leighs Racecourse open, with the first race run by Temple Of Thebes?

7. Casablanca Mix won the 2019 Summer Plate at Market Rasen giving which trainer his first win in the race?

8. Jepek’s win at Sandown in January was in the final of which series?


Round 4 - True or False?

1. Aidan O’Brien has never trained the winner of the Musidora Stakes at York.

2. Fran Berry’s retirement means there is now no current flat jockey who has ridden a Cheltenham Festival winner.

3. Three times Big Buck's won the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot three times before going on to win the Stayers or World Hurdle at Cheltenham the following March. Thistlecrack is the only horse to complete the double since.

4. When Oisin Murphy was crowned Champion Jockey last October he was the first to complete the apprentice and champion jockey double since Ryan Moore in 2009.

5. There hasn’t been an Irish trained winner of the Cambridgeshire this century.

6. Two Classic winners have won the September Stakes at Kempton in the last 5 years.

7. Hurricane Fly was the last Irish trained winner of Kempton’s Christmas Hurdle

8. The name ‘The Curragh’ is derived from the Irish word meaning ‘Champion’


ANSWERS

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