Test Your Knowledge On Horse Racing

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Horse Racing Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test your knowledge on Horses & Horse Racing


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  • 1. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "bobble"?
    • 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. 

      Instrument, Usually Of Leather, With Which Rider Strikes Horse To Increase His Speed

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Cloth Under The Saddle On Which Number Denoting Post Position Is Displayed

  • 2. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "bullet work"?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      The Best Workout Time For The Distance On A Given Day At A Track

    • C. 

      Weight Carried Or Assigned

    • D. 

      Neither Gaining Nor Losing Position Or Distance During A Race

  • 3. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "caulk"?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Projection On The Bottom Of A Shoe To Give The Horse Better Traction, Especially On A Wet Track

    • C. 

      Designated Time For A Race To Start

    • D. 

      Beginning Of The Straight Run For The Finish

  • 4. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "closer"?
    • A. 

      Fastest Time For A Distance At A Particular Track

    • B. 

      Helping A Jockey To Mount His Horse

    • C. 

      A Horse Who Runs Best In The Latter Part Of The Race, Coming From Off The Pace

    • D. 

      Starting Point Or Position In Starting Gate

  • 5. 
    What is meant by the term "dead-heat" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      Two Or More Horses Finishing In An Exact Tie At The Finish

    • B. 

      Sudden Veering From A Straight Course

    • C. 

      Equipment Worn On The Bridle To Restrict A Horse's Vision On The Sides To Help Maintain Attention And Avoid Distractions

    • D. 

      Cloth Or Rubber Strap Used To Tie Down A Horse's Tongue To Prevent It From Choking In A Race Or Workout

  • 6. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "driving"?
    • A. 

      Horse Who Finishes Fast In The Stretch

    • B. 

      Position Of Stall In Starting Gate From Which A Horse Starts

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Strong Urging By Rider

  • 7. 
    What is meant by the term "easily" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      When The Horse Stays Ahead Of The Others The Entire Race

    • B. 

      A Type Of Gait

    • C. 

      Running Or Winning Without Being Pressed By The Jockey Or Opposition

    • D. 

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

  • 8. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "faltered"?
    • A. 

      Used For A Horse That Was In Contention Early And Drops Back In The Late Stages

    • B. 

      Forced To Run At Top Speed

    • C. 

      Running Or Winning Without Being Pressed By The Jockey Or Opposition

    • D. 

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

  • 9. 
    What is meant by the term "firm" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      Small Racetrack Less Than One Mile Around

    • B. 

      Running Under Moderate Control, At Less Than Best Pace

    • C. 

      Weight Carried Or Assigned

    • D. 

      A Optimum Condition For A Turf Course Corresponding To Fast On A Dirt Track

  • 10. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "first turn"?
    • A. 

      Starting Point Or Position In Starting Gate

    • B. 

      Bend In The Track Beyond The Starting Point

    • C. 

      Finishing A Race Without Rider Urging Him To Do His Utmost

    • D. 

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

  • 11. 
    What is meant by the term "front-runner" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      Fastest Time For A Distance At A Particular Track

    • B. 

      The Leading Leg Of A Horse

    • C. 

      A Horse Who Usually Leads (Or Tries To Lead) The Field For As Far As He Can

    • D. 

      Approximate Odds Quoted Before Wagering Begins

  • 12. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "furlong"?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      A Horse Who Finishes Out Of The Money

    • C. 

      The Straight Way On The Far Side Of The Track

    • D. 

      One-Eighth Of A Mile; 220 Yards; 660 Feet

  • 13. 
    What is meant by the term "good track" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      The Optimum Condition For A Dirt Track, Dry, Fast And Even

    • B. 

      Grass Course

    • C. 

      Projection On The Bottom Of A Shoe To Give The Horse Better Traction, Especially On A Wet Track

    • D. 

      Condition Between Fast And Slow, Generally A Bit Wet

  • 14. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "graduate"?
    • A. 

      Winning For The First Time

    • B. 

      A Horse Racing For The Last Time

    • C. 

      A Jockey Who Wins For The First Time In A Race

    • D. 

      A Horse That Has Never Won

  • 15. 
    What is meant by the term "hand ride" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Hot Having To Urge The Horse

    • C. 

      Riding Without Blinkers On

    • D. 

      Work A Horse At A Brisk Pace

  • 16. 
    What is meant by the term "hung" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      A Horse Holding The Same Position, Unable To Make Up Distance On The Winner

    • B. 

      Tardy In Breaking From The Gate

    • C. 

      A Track That Is Wet On Surface With Firm Bottom

    • D. 

      Galloping Horse On Way To Post

  • 17. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "in hand"?
    • A. 

      A Horse Who Finishes Out Of The Money

    • B. 

      The Straight Way On The Far Side Of The Track

    • C. 

      Beginning Of The Straight Run For The Finish

    • D. 

      Running Under Moderate Control, At Less Than Best Pace

  • 18. 
    What is meant by the term "length" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      Length Of A Horse From Nose To Tail, About 8 Feet

    • B. 

      The Distances Between The Horses In The Race

    • C. 

      How Close A Horse Is To The Finish Line

    • D. 

      Position Of Stall In Starting Gate From Which A Horse Starts

  • 19. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "muddy"?
    • A. 

      Racing Silks, The Jacket And Cap Worn By Jockeys Silks Can Be Generic And Provided By The Track Or Specific To One Owner

    • B. 

      A Jockey's Whip, Also Called A Bat

    • C. 

      Deep Condition Of Racetrack After Being Soaked With Water Horses Who Run Well On Wet Tracks Are Generally Referred To As Mudders

    • D. 

      The Tote Board On Which Odds, Betting Pools And Other Race Information Is Displayed

  • 20. 
    What is meant by the term "nose" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      Smallest Advantage A Horse Can Win By

    • B. 

      Largest Advantage A Horse Can Win By

    • C. 

      The Measurement Of A Step The Horse Takes

    • D. 

      Equipment Worn On The Bridle To Restrict A Horse's Vision On The Sides To Help Maintain Attention And Avoid Distractions

  • 21. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "on the bit"?
    • A. 

      Running Or Winning Without Being Pressed By The Jockey Or Opposition

    • B. 

      When A Horse Is Eager To Run

    • C. 

      Galloping Horse On Way To Post

    • D. 

      Length Of A Horse From Nose To Tail, About 8 Feet

  • 22. 
    What is meant by the term "paddock" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      Area Where Horses Are Saddled And Kept Before Post Time

    • B. 

      A Horse Entered In The Race But Who Cannot Start Unless Another Horse Is Scratched

    • C. 

      Qualified To Start A Race

    • D. 

      A Rider Who Exercises A Horse During Morning Workouts

  • 23. 
    What is meant by the term "post" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      Starting Point Or Position In Starting Gate

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Finishing Point At The End Of A Race

    • D. 

      The Position Of The Horse Halfway Through The Race

  • 24. 
    What is meant by the term "post position" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      Position Of Stall Based On Weight Carried Or Assigned

    • B. 

      Generally The Turn Immediately After The Finish Line And Closest To The Clubhouse

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Position Of Stall In Starting Gate From Which A Horse Starts

  • 25. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "post time"?
    • A. 

      Markers At Measured Distances Around The Track

    • B. 

      Designated Time For A Race To Start

    • C. 

      Sudden Veering From A Straight Course

    • D. 

      The Jockey Stops The Horse During The Race So He Can't Finish, Usually Due To An Injury Or Equipment Problem

  • 26. 
    What is meant by the term "saddle cloth" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      A Jockey's Whip, Also Called A Bat

    • B. 

      Cloth Under The Saddle On Which Number Denoting Post Position Is Displayed

    • C. 

      Material A Saddle Is Made From

    • D. 

      Running Or Winning Without Being Pressed By The Jockey Or Opposition

  • 27. 
    What is meant by the term "shadow roll" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      A Lamb's Wool Roll Half Way Up The Horses Hind Legs

    • B. 

      Strips Of Cloth Around The Horses Lower Leg

    • C. 

      Surplus Weight Carried By A Horse When The Rider Cannot Make The Assigned Weight

    • D. 

      Usually A Lamb's Wool Roll Half Way Up The Horse's Face To Keep Him From Seeing His Own Shadow

  • 28. 
    What is meant by the term "starting gate" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      Fastest Time For A Distance At A Particular Track

    • B. 

      Mechanical Device With Stalls For Horses To Stand In After The Race

    • C. 

      Small Racetrack Less Than One Mile Around

    • D. 

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

  • 29. 
    What is meant by the term "stickers" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      A Horse Holding The Same Position, Unable To Make Up Distance On The Winner

    • C. 

      Galloping Horse On Way To Post

    • D. 

      Racing Surface Lacking Resiliency

  • 30. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "stretch"?
    • A. 

      Final Straight Portion Of The Racetrack To The Finish

    • B. 

      Projection On The Bottom Of A Shoe To Give The Horse Better Traction, Especially On A Wet Track

    • C. 

      Equipment Worn On The Bridle To Restrict A Horse's Vision On The Sides To Help Maintain Attention And Avoid Distractions

    • D. 

      A Horse Who Is Trying To The Best Of His Ability