1. What horse won a six-furlong
stakes in 1:08 1/5 then three weeks later won a mile and a quarter stakes in
Turkoman in the Tallahassee
Handicap and Widener Handicap
2. In Dr. Fager's world
record mile, name the horse in the field who once held the world record for the
mile and name the horse in the field who set the fastest fractions in the
history of the Kentucky Derby?
Hedevar and Kentucky Sherry
3. What filly won the
Adirondack Stakes by 9 3/4 lengths, Matron by 6 1/2 lengths, Frizette,
Alcibiades by 21 lengths, and Selima at 2; the Ashland, Kentucky Oaks by 4 1/4
lengths, Alabama by 16 lengths, and beat older fillies in the Delaware Handicap
and Spinster by five lengths at 3; and, did not win a championship at 2 or 3?
Optimistic Gal, who could
not beat Dearly Precious
4. What major sprint race for males and females had three future Hall of Fame fillies in the field and what major stakes for females had three future Hall of Fame fillies in the
The 1969 Vosburgh Handicap
had Ta Wee, Shuvee, and Gamely and the 1980 Maskette Stakes had Genuine Risk,
Davona Dale, and the winner Bold ‘n Determined, also in the field was Love
Sign, winner of the Test and Alabama stakes
5. What were the worst odds (not the highest, but the worst) on a horse in the history of the Kentucky Derby?
8-1 on Canonero ll as part
of the mutuel field, which finished 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th ... and first.
He would have been close to 100-1 as a separate betting interest
6. What horse who had
finished out of the money in his only stakes appearance in 27 career starts
defeated four future Hall of Famers in three different races in the same year?
Prove Out defeated
Secretariat, Riva Ridge, Forego, and Cougar II in 1973
7. In the Onion/Secretariat
Whitney Stakes, who finished third, how far behind Secretariat was he, and how
many starts had he made in his career going into that race (within five)?
Rule by Reason finished only a half-length behind Secretariat
making his 78th start
8. In the 1981 Jockey Club Gold
Cup, John Henry barely defeated 50-1 shot and former $10,000 claimer Peat Moss
by a head. Peat Moss did win three stakes in his career. What did those
three stakes have in common?
They were all run at two miles or longer
9. Who is the shortest-priced
favorite ever in the Kentucky Derby at odds of 2-5?
Honest Pleasure in 1976
10. What Triple Crown winner
was not favored in the Belmont Stakes?
Assault went off as second choice to Lord Boswell, who almost
caught him in the Preakness
11. Who was the first horse
to go off as the favorite in all three Triple Crown races and didn't win any of
My Dad George in 1970
12. When Secretariat broke
the track record in the Marlboro Cup who held the previous record?
Desert Vixen, who set the record the race before
13. What horse ran the second
fastest mile and a half behind Secretariat in Belmont Park history?
Once again the answer is Prove Out, who won the Woodward in 2:25
14. What did Calumet's two Triple
Crown winners, Citation and Whirlaway, have in common in their preparation for
the Kentucky Derby?
Both ran in the one-mile Derby Trial Stakes ... four days before the
15. Despite winning group 1
stakes in England and Italy, this horse, that same year, won the Prix de l'Arc
de Triomphe at odds of 119-1.
16. Name the two fillies who
finished second to legends Dr. Fager and Spectacular Bid in major stakes?
Gamely finished second to Dr. Fager in the Californian Stakes and
Glorious Song finished second to Spectacular Bid in the Amory L. Haskell Handicap
17. Name the rivalry in which the
two protagonists finished first and second six times, all in
major stakes, swapping 1:32 and change miles in back-to-back stakes.
Precisionist and Greinton
18. What trainer found out before
saddling a first time starter that he actually owned the horse, being in the
recently deceased owner's will, and then saw that horse go on to a Hall of Fame
Jimmy Croll found out that day he owned Holy Bull
19. Name the former $13,000
claimer who upset Summer Guest and Numbered Account in back-to-back major
stakes and the former $17,000 claimer who upset Forego in a major stakes, all
in the same year, and what did they have in common?
Poker Night and Step Nicely both trained by the giant killer Allen
Jerkens for Hobeau Farm
20. What filly won the English
Oaks and French Oaks in a nine-day period, and who is the only filly (at least
in modern times) to finish second in the English Derby? Both were owned by
prominent international owners.
Pawneese, owned by Daniel Wildenstein, would also go on to beat the boys in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and Nobiliary, owned by Nelson Bunker Hunt, would go on to
beat the boys in the Washington D.C. International
21. What horse won the Breeders'
Cup Classic one week after his previous start?
Proud Truth, trained by John Veitch
22. What Kentucky Derby winner
won his first stakes at River Downs?
Spend a Buck won the Cradle Stakes
23. What Kentucky Derby winner made 21 starts as a 2-year-old and made his career debut in January as a 2-year-old?
24. What horse won the two-mile
Jockey Club Gold Cup and was voted champion sprinter the same year?
Forego in a period of six weeks won the mile-and-a-half Woodward,
seven-furlong Vosburgh, and two-mile Jockey Club Gold Cup in one of the great
displays of versatility
25. Ruffian won nine consecutive
stakes. What was the common denominator of all those victories?
She set or equaled a stakes record in all of them
26. What Belmont Stakes winner prepped
for the race in a 1 1/16-mile allowance race on the grass?
Temperence Hill, who won the Belmont at odds of 53-1 over Genuine
27. What future Hall of Famer
broke his maiden at Jefferson Downs in Louisiana?
28. What champion and Hall of
Fame filly made her career debut at Fonner Park in Nebraska?
29. Braulio Baeza rode Hall of
Famer Arts and Letters in 10 of his last 11 races starting with the Kentucky
Derby. Who did he ride in the other race, what race was it, and why did he take
off Arts and Letters?
Baeza rode Vitriolic in the
Met Mile because he was the contract rider for Vitriolic's owner Ogden Phipps
30. What do these five horses
have in common (Saigon Warrior, one win in 17 starts and beaten 31 lengths in
only stakes appearance), On the Money (one win in 13 starts), Royal Leverage
(one win in 10 starts and broke maiden in $10,000 claiming race), List (two
wins in 20 starts), and Fourulla (no wins in four starts)?
How time have changed, all these horses ran in the 1971 Kentucky