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• 1.

### 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense was foaled in what year?

• A.

1999

• B.

2001

• C.

2006

• D.

2004

D. 2004
Explanation
Street Sense, the winner of the 2007 Kentucky Derby, was foaled in 2004. This means that he was born in 2004 and was three years old when he won the prestigious race in 2007.

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• 2.

### Who sponsored the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby in 2014?

• A.

Yum! Brands

• B.

McDonalds

• C.

Camel Cigarettes

• D.

A. Yum! Brands
Explanation
Yum! Brands sponsored the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby in 2014.

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• 3.

### Which figure was Churchill Downs' special guest at the 2007 Kentucky Derby?

• A.

Fidel Castro

• B.

• C.

Prince Charles

• D.

Queen Elizabeth II

D. Queen Elizabeth II
Explanation
In 2007, Queen Elizabeth II was the special guest at the Kentucky Derby held at Churchill Downs. This implies that she was present at the event as an honored guest.

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• 4.

### In 2007, the 133rd Kentucky Derby was completed in how many minutes?

• A.

Three

• B.

Two And Two Seconds

• C.

One And Fifty Seconds

• D.

Two And Thirty Seconds

B. Two And Two Seconds
Explanation
The 133rd Kentucky Derby was completed in two minutes and two seconds.

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• 5.

### What is meant by the term "breeze" in the sport of horse racing?

• A.

A Bad Step Away From The Starting Gate, Sometimes Caused By The Ground Breaking Away From Under A Horse And Causing Him To Duck His Head Or Go To His Knees

• B.

Exercising A Horse For A Short Distance At A Moderate Pace

• C.

Horse Who Performs Well In Morning Workouts But Fails To Fire In Actual Races

• D.

Working A Horse At A Moderate Speed; Less Effort Than Handily

D. Working A Horse At A Moderate Speed; Less Effort Than Handily
• 6.

### What is meant by the term "bute" in the sport of horse racing?

• A.

A Horse Being Taken In Hand By His Rider, Usually Because Of Being In Close Quarters

• B.

Area Where Horses Are Saddled And Kept Before Post Time

• C.

Phenylbutazone A Commonly Used Analgesic For Horses

• D.

Mechanical Device With Stalls For Horses To Stand In Until The Starter Releases The Doors In Front To Begin The Race

C. Phenylbutazone A Commonly Used Analgesic For Horses
Explanation
The term "bute" in the sport of horse racing refers to phenylbutazone, which is a commonly used analgesic for horses. This medication is used to relieve pain and inflammation in horses, particularly in cases of joint or musculoskeletal issues. It is a widely used drug in the horse racing industry to help manage pain and improve the performance of horses.

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• 7.

### What is meant by the term "chute" in the sport of horse racing?

• A.

A Horse Winning For The First Time

• B.

Extension Of The Backstretch Or Homestretch To Allow A Longer Straight Run At The Start

• C.

Horses Going From Paddock To Starting Gate Past The Stands

• D.

Smallest Advantage A Horse Can Win By

B. Extension Of The Backstretch Or Homestretch To Allow A Longer Straight Run At The Start
Explanation
In horse racing, the term "chute" refers to an extension of the backstretch or homestretch that allows for a longer straight run at the start of the race. This gives the horses more space to gain momentum and establish their positions before entering the main track. It helps to ensure a fair start and reduces the likelihood of congestion or interference among the horses.

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• 8.

### Which definition best describes the horse racing term "coupled"?

• A.

A Track That Is Wet On Surface With Firm Bottom

• B.

Two Or More Horses Running As An Entry In A Single Betting Unit

• C.

Two Or More Horses Owned By The Same Stable Or (In Some Cases) Trained By The Same Trainer And Running As A Single Betting Unit

• D.

When A Horse Drops His Head Almost On Straight Line With Body, Generally From Exhaustion

B. Two Or More Horses Running As An Entry In A Single Betting Unit
Explanation
The term "coupled" in horse racing refers to two or more horses that are running as an entry in a single betting unit. This means that if one horse in the entry wins, all the horses in the entry are considered winners for betting purposes. This is often done when the horses are owned by the same stable or trained by the same trainer, and it allows bettors to increase their chances of winning by betting on multiple horses as a single unit.

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• 9.

### Which definition best describes the horse racing term "lug (in or out)"?

• A.

Weight Carried Or Assigned

• B.

Action Of A Tiring Horse, Bearing In Or Out, Failing To Keep A Straight Course

• C.

Failing To Maintain A Straight Course, Veering To The Left Or Right Can Be Caused By Injury, Fatigue, Outside Distractions, Or Poor Riding

• D.

Strong Urging By Rider

B. Action Of A Tiring Horse, Bearing In Or Out, Failing To Keep A Straight Course
• 10.

### Which definition best describes the horse racing term "pasteboard track"?

• A.

A Jockey's Whip, Also Called A Bat

• B.

A Grass Covered Track

• C.

Lightning Fast Racing Strip

• D.

The Jockey Urges A Horse With The Hands And Arms Without Using The Whip

C. Lightning Fast Racing Strip
Explanation
The term "pasteboard track" refers to a lightning fast racing strip. This means that the track surface is extremely quick, allowing horses to run at high speeds. The term "pasteboard" is used metaphorically to describe the track as being as smooth and fast as a piece of stiff cardboard. This type of track conditions often result in record-breaking times and thrilling races.

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• 11.

### Which definition best describes the horse racing term "scale of weights"?

• A.

Calks On Shoes Which Give A Horse Better Traction In Mud Or On Soft Tracks

• B.

Weights Placed On A Jockey If They Do Not Meet The Minimum Weight Requirement

• C.

Horse Under Stout Restraint In A Race Or Workout

• D.

Fixed Weights To Be Carried By Horses In A Race According To Age, Distance, Sex, And Time Of Year

D. Fixed Weights To Be Carried By Horses In A Race According To Age, Distance, Sex, And Time Of Year
Explanation
The term "scale of weights" in horse racing refers to the fixed weights that are assigned to horses in a race based on factors such as their age, distance of the race, sex, and time of year. These weights ensure a level playing field by accounting for the different characteristics and abilities of the horses. By assigning weights based on these factors, the race becomes fairer and allows for a more accurate comparison of the horses' performances.

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• 12.

### Which definition best describes the horse racing term "sloppy"?

• A.

When A Horse Runs Into Another During A Race

• B.

A Track That Is Wet On Surface With Firm Bottom

• C.

Working A Horse At A Moderate Speed; Less Effort Than Handily

• D.

A Track That Is Too Muddy

B. A Track That Is Wet On Surface With Firm Bottom
Explanation
The term "sloppy" in horse racing refers to a track that is wet on the surface but has a firm bottom. This means that the track is wet and muddy on top, making it challenging for the horses to run, but underneath the surface, the track is still firm, providing some stability for the horses. This condition can affect the horse's performance and requires them to adjust their running style to navigate the slippery surface.

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• 13.

### What is meant by the term "warming up" in the sport of horse racing?

• A.

Galloping Horse On Way To Post

• B.

Letting The Horse Run The Track Before The Race

• C.

Horse Under Stout Restraint In A Race Or Workout

• D.

Working Or Racing With Moderate Effort, But More Effort Than Breezing

A. Galloping Horse On Way To Post
Explanation
"Warming up" in the sport of horse racing refers to letting the horse gallop on its way to the starting post before the race begins. This allows the horse to loosen up its muscles, increase its heart rate, and prepare physically and mentally for the upcoming race. It helps the horse to be more focused, alert, and ready to perform at its best during the race.

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• 14.

### Which definition best describes the horse racing term "washy"?

• A.

Horse Breaking Out In Nervous Sweat Before Race, Sometimes To The Point It Will Be Dripping From His Belly

• B.

When A Horse Is Eager To Run

• C.

Mutuel Pool, The Total Sum Bet On A Race Or A Particular Bet

• D.

Condition Between Fast And Slow, Generally A Bit Wet

A. Horse Breaking Out In Nervous Sweat Before Race, Sometimes To The Point It Will Be Dripping From His Belly
Explanation
The term "washy" in horse racing refers to a horse breaking out in a nervous sweat before a race, often to the point where the sweat is dripping from its belly. This indicates that the horse is anxious or stressed before the race.

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• 15.

### If a horse is tardy in breaking from the gate, what is it called?

• A.

Bugged

• B.

Dwelt

• C.

Gator Later

• D.

Foal

B. Dwelt
Explanation
When a horse is slow or hesitant in starting a race, it is referred to as "dwelt." This term is commonly used in horse racing to describe a horse that is tardy or delayed in breaking from the starting gate. It indicates that the horse did not get off to a quick start, which can potentially affect its performance in the race.

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• 16.

### Which track did Bing Crosby and Pat O'Brien help finance?

• A.

Del Mar

• B.

Santa Anita

• C.

Santa Rosa

• D.

Hollywood Park

A. Del Mar
Explanation
Bing Crosby and Pat O'Brien helped finance the Del Mar track.

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• 17.

### How many acres does Churchill Downs cover?

• A.

1020 Acres

• B.

12 Acres

• C.

23 Acres

• D.

147 Acres

D. 147 Acres
Explanation
Churchill Downs covers 147 acres. This information is not explicitly stated in the question, but it is provided as the correct answer.

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• 18.

### What year did Sir Barton win the Triple Crown?

• A.

1935

• B.

1930

• C.

1919

• D.

1941

C. 1919
Explanation
Sir Barton won the Triple Crown in 1919. The Triple Crown is a prestigious horse racing achievement that consists of winning three specific races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Sir Barton became the first horse to ever win this title, setting a historic precedent in the world of horse racing.

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• 19.

### Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox achieved the crown in what year?

• A.

1978

• B.

1930

• C.

1937

• D.

1943

B. 1930
Explanation
Gallant Fox achieved the Triple Crown in the year 1930. This is evident from the information provided in the question.

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• 20.

### Triple Crown winner Omaha achieved the crown in what year?

• A.

1973

• B.

1937

• C.

1935

• D.

1946

C. 1935
Explanation
Omaha achieved the Triple Crown in 1935. The Triple Crown is a prestigious accomplishment in horse racing, where a horse wins three major races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Omaha became the third horse in history to win all three races in the same year, joining Sir Barton and Gallant Fox. This victory solidified Omaha's place in horse racing history and established him as one of the greatest racehorses of all time.

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• 21.

### What year did Whirlaway win the Triple Crown?

• A.

1943

• B.

1946

• C.

1941

• D.

1973

C. 1941
Explanation
Whirlaway won the Triple Crown in 1941.

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• 22.

### Triple Crown winner Count Fleet achieved the crown in what year?

• A.

1943

• B.

1919

• C.

1941

• D.

1948

A. 1943
Explanation
Count Fleet achieved the Triple Crown in 1943. The Triple Crown is awarded to a Thoroughbred horse that wins three specific races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Count Fleet's victory in 1943 made him the sixth horse to win the Triple Crown, solidifying his place in horse racing history.

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• 23.

### What year did Assault win the Triple Crown?

• A.

1946

• B.

1919

• C.

1930

• D.

1977

A. 1946
Explanation
Assault won the Triple Crown in 1946. The Triple Crown is a prestigious horse racing achievement that requires a horse to win three specific races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. In 1946, Assault emerged as the victor in all three races, solidifying its place in horse racing history.

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• 24.

### Triple Crown winner Citation achieved the crown in what year?

• A.

1948

• B.

1978

• C.

1935

• D.

1930

A. 1948
Explanation
Citation achieved the Triple Crown in 1948. The Triple Crown is a prestigious award in horse racing, given to a horse that wins three specific races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Citation is considered one of the greatest racehorses in American history, and his Triple Crown victory in 1948 solidified his place in racing history.

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• 25.

### Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew achieved the crown in what year?

• A.

1935

• B.

1930

• C.

1948

• D.

1977

D. 1977
Explanation
Seattle Slew achieved the Triple Crown in 1977. The Triple Crown is a prestigious title in horse racing that is awarded to a horse that wins three specific races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Seattle Slew became the 10th horse to win the Triple Crown, and he did so in 1977, making him a legendary figure in the sport.

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• 26.

### Pensive won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness but failed to complete the Triple Crown, where did the horse finish at Belmont?

• A.

Fourth

• B.

Second

• C.

Third

• D.

Eighth

B. Second
Explanation
Pensive finished in second place at the Belmont.

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• 27.

### Where did 1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Carry Back finish in the Belmont?

• A.

Seventh

• B.

Third

• C.

Fourth

• D.

Second

A. Seventh
Explanation
Carry Back, the winner of the 1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, finished in seventh place in the Belmont.

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• 28.

### Tim Tam won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness but failed to complete the Triple Crown, where did the horse finish at Belmont?

• A.

Eighth

• B.

Seventh

• C.

Second

• D.

Third

C. Second
Explanation
Tim Tam finished in second place at the Belmont.

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• 29.

### Where did 1964 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Northern Dancer finish in the Belmont?

• A.

Fourth

• B.

Third

• C.

Seventh

• D.

Second

B. Third
Explanation
In the 1964 Belmont Stakes, Northern Dancer, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, finished in third place.

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• 30.

### Forward Pass won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness but failed to complete the Triple Crown, where did the horse finish at Belmont?

• A.

Seventh

• B.

Second

• C.

Third

• D.

Fourth

B. Second
Explanation
Forward Pass finished second at Belmont. This means that after winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the horse was unable to secure a victory in the final race of the Triple Crown. Although it performed well, it was ultimately outperformed by another horse, resulting in a second-place finish.

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