The Big Horses & Horse Racing Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What is meant by the term "stretch turn" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      The First Bend In The Track

    • B. 

      Bend Of Track Into Homestretch

    • C. 

      A Short Fast Workout, Usually A Day Or Two Before A Race, Designed To Sharpen A Horse's Speed

    • D. 

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

  • 2. 
    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "taken up"?
    • A. 

      A Horse Pulled Up Sharply By His Rider Because Of Being In Close Quarters

    • B. 

      Markers At Measured Distances Around The Track, Marking The Distance From The Finish The Quarter Pole, For Instance, Is A Quarter Of A Mile From The Finish, Not From The Start

    • C. 

      Smallest Advantage A Horse Can Win By In England Called A Short Head

    • D. 

      Bend In The Track Beyond The Starting Point

  • 3. 
    What is meant by the term "track record" in the sport of horse racing?
    • A. 

      A Horse Pulled Up Sharply By His Rider Because Of Being In Close Quarters

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Fastest Time For A Distance At A Particular Track

    • D. 

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

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

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

    • B. 

      Teaching The Horse To Run A Particular Track

    • C. 

      A Track That Is All Dirt

    • D. 

      Grass Course

  • 5. 
    What do "stoopers" look for at a track?
    • A. 

      Winning Tickets On The Floor

    • B. 

      Hurt Or Sick Horses

    • C. 

      Free Clubhouse Passes

    • D. 

      Hurt Or Sick Jockeys

  • 6. 
    What year did War Admiral win the Triple Crown?
    • A. 

      1977

    • B. 

      1937

    • C. 

      1978

    • D. 

      1973

  • 7. 
    What year did Affirmed win the Triple Crown?
    • A. 

      1973

    • B. 

      1919

    • C. 

      1978

    • D. 

      1943

  • 8. 
    What year did Secretariat win the Triple Crown?
    • A. 

      1946

    • B. 

      1978

    • C. 

      1930

    • D. 

      1973

  • 9. 
    Where did 1981 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Pleasant Colony finish in the Belmont?
    • A. 

      Fourth

    • B. 

      Second

    • C. 

      Eighth

    • D. 

      Third

  • 10. 
    Which of these Derby winners had the fastest time?
    • A. 

      Secretariat

    • B. 

      Affirmed

    • C. 

      Northern Dancer

    • D. 

      Spend A Buck

  • 11. 
    Which Preakness winner sired Preakness winner War Admiral?
    • A. 

      Fabius

    • B. 

      Citation

    • C. 

      Man O' War

    • D. 

      Risen Star

  • 12. 
    Who was Whirlaway's trainer?
    • A. 

      Laz Barrera

    • B. 

      Don Cameron

    • C. 

      Ben Jones

    • D. 

      George Conway

  • 13. 
    Who was Affirmed's trainer?
    • A. 

      Lucien Laurin

    • B. 

      Ben Jones

    • C. 

      Laz Barrera

    • D. 

      Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons

  • 14. 
    Who was Secretariat's trainer?
    • A. 

      Lucien Laurin

    • B. 

      Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons

    • C. 

      Billy Turner

    • D. 

      Jimmy Jones

  • 15. 
    Who rode Whirlaway to Triple Crown victory?
    • A. 

      John Longden

    • B. 

      Eddie Arcaro

    • C. 

      Ron Turcotte

    • D. 

      Steve Cauthen

  • 16. 
    Famed racing horse Man O' War won how many races out of his 21 starts?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      21

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      9

  • 17. 
    Where was the first Morgan horse, Justin Morgan, foaled?
    • A. 

      Westfield, MA

    • B. 

      West Springfield, MA

    • C. 

      West Springfield, VT

    • D. 

      Middlebury, VT

  • 18. 
    What singer featured a palomino horse in her music video?
    • A. 

      Paula Cole

    • B. 

      Madonna

    • C. 

      Mariah Carey

    • D. 

      Jewel

  • 19. 
    Impressive, AQHA champion, was not the name submitted on his original registration papers. What was listed as first choice?
    • A. 

      Perfection

    • B. 

      Opie's Pride

    • C. 

      Wiggy Bar

    • D. 

      Tripple Bar's

  • 20. 
    Which breed that is NOT one of the Draft Horse types?
    • A. 

      Shire

    • B. 

      Gidran

    • C. 

      Percheron

    • D. 

      Belgian

  • 21. 
    How many horses have won the Kentucky Derby more than once?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      None

  • 22. 
    How long is a horse's gestation period?
    • A. 

      108 Days

    • B. 

      265 Days

    • C. 

      490 Days

    • D. 

      345 Days

  • 23. 
    Who was the Rocky Mountain Horse first developed by?
    • A. 

      Bill Johnson Of Pensacola, Florida

    • B. 

      Jim George Of Louisville, Kentucky

    • C. 

      Sam Tuttle Of Stout Springs, Kentucky

    • D. 

      Fred Marcus Of Blacksburg, Virginia

  • 24. 
    What two breeds crossed to form The Pony of the Americas?
    • A. 

      Landais Stallion, Exmoor Mare

    • B. 

      Thoroughbred Stallion, Arabian Mare

    • C. 

      Pinto Stallion, Shetland Mare

    • D. 

      Shetland Stallion, Appaloosa Mare

  • 25. 
    Which horse stands only 30 inches high?
    • A. 

      Thoroughbred

    • B. 

      Shetland

    • C. 

      Exmoor Pony

    • D. 

      Falabella

  • 26. 
    What horse is usually solid colored except for the area around the top of the tail, which is spotted?
    • A. 

      Paint

    • B. 

      Palamino

    • C. 

      Blanket Apploosa

    • D. 

      Line Back Dunn

  • 27. 
    How many dorsal vertebrae does a horse have?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      4

  • 28. 
    What year was the first Melbourne Cup held?
    • A. 

      1921

    • B. 

      1861

    • C. 

      1863

    • D. 

      1864

  • 29. 
    What is the largest breed of horse?
    • A. 

      Percheron

    • B. 

      Shire

    • C. 

      Belgian

    • D. 

      Clydesdale

  • 30. 
    What breed of horse is most well known for its flashy carriage and smooth gait?
    • A. 

      Arabian

    • B. 

      Quarter Horse

    • C. 

      American Saddlebred

    • D. 

      Standardbred