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  • 1. 

    What year did the Thoroughbred Racing Association formally recognize the Triple Crown races?

    • A.

      1912

    • B.

      1973

    • C.

      1960

    • D.

      1950

    Correct Answer
    D. 1950
    Explanation
    In 1950, the Thoroughbred Racing Association formally recognized the Triple Crown races. This means that from that year onwards, the association officially acknowledged and supported the three prestigious races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes, as a unified series. The recognition of the Triple Crown races in 1950 solidified their status as the most important and challenging races in American horse racing.

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  • 2. 

    From 1987 to 1993 a 1 million dollar bonus was given based on a point system in the Triple Crown, who won it in 1993?

    • A.

      Pine Bluff

    • B.

      Sea Biscuit

    • C.

      Sea Hero

    • D.

      Summer Squall

    Correct Answer
    C. Sea Hero
    Explanation
    Sea Hero won the Triple Crown in 1993 and therefore received the 1 million dollar bonus based on the point system during that time period.

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  • 3. 

    Who rode Sir Barton to Triple Crown victory?

    • A.

      Warren Mehrtens

    • B.

      Jean Cruguet

    • C.

      Ron Turcotte

    • D.

      John Loftus

    Correct Answer
    D. John Loftus
    Explanation
    John Loftus rode Sir Barton to Triple Crown victory.

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  • 4. 

    What jockey rode Gallant Fox to win the Triple Crown?

    • A.

      Earl Sande

    • B.

      John Longden

    • C.

      Warren Mehrtens

    • D.

      Charles Kurtsinger

    Correct Answer
    A. Earl Sande
    Explanation
    Earl Sande is the correct answer because he rode Gallant Fox to win the Triple Crown. The Triple Crown is a prestigious horse racing achievement that involves winning three major races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Gallant Fox accomplished this feat in 1930, with Earl Sande as his jockey.

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  • 5. 

    Who rode War Admiral to Triple Crown victory?

    • A.

      Ron Turcotte

    • B.

      John Longden

    • C.

      Steve Cauthen

    • D.

      Charles Kurtsinger

    Correct Answer
    D. Charles Kurtsinger
  • 6. 

    What jockey rode Omaha to win the Triple Crown?

    • A.

      Earl Sande

    • B.

      Warren Mehrtens

    • C.

      Steve Cauthen

    • D.

      William Saunders

    Correct Answer
    D. William Saunders
    Explanation
    William Saunders is the correct answer because he was the jockey who rode Omaha to win the Triple Crown.

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  • 7. 

    What jockey rode Count Fleet to win the Triple Crown?

    • A.

      Warren Mehrtens

    • B.

      John Longden

    • C.

      Jean Cruguet

    • D.

      Earl Sande

    Correct Answer
    B. John Longden
    Explanation
    John Longden is the correct answer because he was the jockey who rode Count Fleet to win the Triple Crown. This means that Longden was the jockey on board Count Fleet when the horse won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes in 1943.

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  • 8. 

    Who rode Assault to Triple Crown victory?

    • A.

      Warren Mehrtens

    • B.

      Charles Kurtsinger

    • C.

      Jean Cruguet

    • D.

      John Longden

    Correct Answer
    A. Warren Mehrtens
  • 9. 

    What President attended a Kentucky Derby while in office?

    • A.

      Richard Nixon

    • B.

      Jimmy Carter

    • C.

      John F. Kennedy

    • D.

      Gerald Ford

    Correct Answer
    A. Richard Nixon
    Explanation
    Richard Nixon attended the Kentucky Derby while in office.

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  • 10. 

    Who rode Smarty Jones in the 2004 Kentucky Derby?

    • A.

      Edgar Prado

    • B.

      Stewart Elliot

    • C.

      Jose Santos

    • D.

      Mike Smith

    Correct Answer
    B. Stewart Elliot
    Explanation
    Stewart Elliot rode Smarty Jones in the 2004 Kentucky Derby.

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  • 11. 

    Who finished second behind Smarty Jones in the 2004 Kentucky Derby?

    • A.

      Imperialism

    • B.

      Lion Heart

    • C.

      Master David

    • D.

      Tapit

    Correct Answer
    B. Lion Heart
    Explanation
    In the 2004 Kentucky Derby, Smarty Jones emerged as the winner. Behind him, Lion Heart finished in second place.

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  • 12. 

    Who placed behind Smarty Jones in the 2004 Preakness Stakes?

    • A.

      Rock Hard Ten

    • B.

      Eddington

    • C.

      Birdstone

    • D.

      Royal Assault

    Correct Answer
    A. Rock Hard Ten
    Explanation
    Rock Hard Ten placed behind Smarty Jones in the 2004 Preakness Stakes.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the nation's leading jockey in 1978 and one of only a few jockeys to win consecutive runnings of the Kentucky Derby?

    • A.

      Walter Blum

    • B.

      Jacinto Vasquez

    • C.

      Eddie Delahoussaye

    • D.

      Frank Coltiletti

    Correct Answer
    C. Eddie Delahoussaye
    Explanation
    Eddie Delahoussaye was the nation's leading jockey in 1978 and one of the few jockeys to win consecutive runnings of the Kentucky Derby.

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  • 14. 

    Who had their last race on April 18, 1999 and then moved on to a career in broadcasting?

    • A.

      Earlie Fires

    • B.

      Pat Day

    • C.

      Don Brumfield

    • D.

      Julie Krone

    Correct Answer
    D. Julie Krone
    Explanation
    Julie Krone had her last race on April 18, 1999, and then transitioned into a career in broadcasting.

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  • 15. 

    Who is the winner of two Triple Crowns, on Whirlaway and Citation?

    • A.

      G. Edward Arcaro

    • B.

      Jack Westrope

    • C.

      Jorge Velasquez

    • D.

      John L. Rotz

    Correct Answer
    A. G. Edward Arcaro
    Explanation
    G. Edward Arcaro is the correct answer because he is the only jockey mentioned who has won two Triple Crowns, one on Whirlaway in 1941 and another on Citation in 1948. The other jockeys mentioned, Jack Westrope, Jorge Velasquez, and John L. Rotz, have not won two Triple Crowns.

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  • 16. 

    Which jockey ended the Triple Crown hopes of Canonero II by defeating him with Pass Catcher?

    • A.

      Walter Blum

    • B.

      Angel Cordero, Jr.

    • C.

      Steve Cauthen

    • D.

      Avelino Gomez

    Correct Answer
    A. Walter Blum
    Explanation
    Walter Blum ended the Triple Crown hopes of Canonero II by defeating him with Pass Catcher.

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  • 17. 

    Which jockey won Kentucky Derby races on Sea Hero and Grindstone?

    • A.

      John L. Rotz

    • B.

      Walter Blum

    • C.

      Avelino Gomez

    • D.

      Jerry Bailey

    Correct Answer
    D. Jerry Bailey
    Explanation
    Jerry Bailey is the correct answer because he is the jockey who won Kentucky Derby races on both Sea Hero and Grindstone.

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  • 18. 

    Who is known in horse racing as the first woman to start a horse in, and win the Kentucky Derby?

    • A.

      Frances Genter

    • B.

      Laska Durnell

    • C.

      Marjorie L Everett

    • D.

      Steven Spielberg

    Correct Answer
    B. Laska Durnell
    Explanation
    Laska Durnell is known in horse racing as the first woman to start a horse in, and win the Kentucky Derby.

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  • 19. 

    What horse was sired by Palace Music and produced by Solar Slew, a daughter of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew?

    • A.

      Princess Rooney

    • B.

      Cigar

    • C.

      Holy Bull

    • D.

      Personal Ensign

    Correct Answer
    B. Cigar
    Explanation
    Cigar is the correct answer because he was sired by Palace Music and produced by Solar Slew, who was a daughter of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.

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  • 20. 

    How old was Triple Crown winner Affirmed at death?

    • A.

      26 Years Old

    • B.

      20 Years Old

    • C.

      39 Years Old

    • D.

      12 Years Old

    Correct Answer
    A. 26 Years Old
    Explanation
    Affirmed, the Triple Crown winner, was 26 years old at the time of his death. This suggests that he lived a relatively long life for a horse.

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  • 21. 

    Which track owned by Churchill Downs Inc, was the company's first racing interest outside Kentucky?

    • A.

      Anthony Downs

    • B.

      Delta Downs

    • C.

      Hoosier Park

    • D.

      Fair Grounds

    Correct Answer
    C. Hoosier Park
    Explanation
    Hoosier Park is the correct answer because it was the first racing interest outside of Kentucky for Churchill Downs Inc. This implies that the company already had racing interests within Kentucky before expanding to other locations.

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  • 22. 

    What is the width of the turf course at Churchill Downs?

    • A.

      50 Feet

    • B.

      90 Feet

    • C.

      80 Feet

    • D.

      180 Feet

    Correct Answer
    C. 80 Feet
    Explanation
    The width of the turf course at Churchill Downs is 80 feet.

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