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Raven wrote:Citation. 1950
Right horse, wrong year. Citation in 1951. Noor won the race in 1950.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_ ... _the_track

>In 1951, Citation became the first million-dollar-winning horse by winning his final start, the Hollywood Gold Cup.<
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Ballerina wrote:
WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:What links the racehorses Shafter V and Patchy Groundfog?
Bill Shoemaker? 1st and last rides.
Yes.

How about these: Flag of Leyte Gulf, Mr. Walter K and Convocation?
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[quote="WaquoitNBroadBrush

Yes.

How about these: Flag of Leyte Gulf, Mr. Walter K and Convocation?[/quote]

All three horses were involved in a tragic racing accident .... two of the jockeys (Ron Turcotte on "Flag" and Ramon Dominguez on Convocation) were severely injured and the third (Mike Venezia on Mr. Walter K) was killed as was the horse.

ETA: Mike and Mr. Walter K's accident .... http://www.nytimes.com/1988/10/14/sport ... lmont.html
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Cinzano


What is his claim to infamy?
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Raven wrote:Cinzano


What is his claim to infamy?
Don't blame the horse, of course, of course. Lebon? Cinzano? Lebon? Cinzano? What a story! :twisted:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/sport ... .html?_r=0

>One of his first employers was Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, who trained for the potent Phipps family stable. The connection paid off. As his veterinary practice flourished, Dr. Gerard tended to the likes of the Kentucky Derby winners Secretariat, Riva Ridge, Canonero II and Kelso, one of the greatest racehorses of the modern era.

At the time of the Lebon scandal, he and his assistant vet cared for 400 horses at Belmont and at Aqueduct.

The Lebon-Cinzano affair dominated the sports pages for months, in part because the strands of the fraud proved so difficult to untangle.

“The record reveals a factual scenario that might have been authored jointly by an Alfred Hitchcock and a Damon Runyon,” the New York Court of Appeals wrote in 1980 in its decision upholding Dr. Gerard’s conviction.<


>With his career on the racetrack finished, Dr. Gerard moved to Florida, settling in Wellington, near Palm Beach, and developed a successful practice caring for polo ponies.

Besides his sister, Joyce, of Los Angeles, he is survived by his wife, Alice. His sister said that he had left a written request that his ashes be scattered “where happy horses graze.” <
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I don't blame the horse!


I was there when he won. He took the lead and won like a champ!
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Raven wrote:I don't blame the horse!


I was there when he won. He took the lead and won like a champ!
What a wicked person that vet was and, more or less, got off with a slap on his wrist. Lebon was sacrificed, and apparently his death meant nothing to those who were involved in this scandal ... or to those who investigated it. Wonder how many horses lost their lives due to that psycho? Now, that was one evil person! :evil:

Cinzano was robbed of his natural ability to perform on the track; sounded like a very talented racehorse.
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Question:

Horse whose sire jumped a fence to get to his dam, a blind English-bred claiming mare, which he was the result of that union ... a small bay that was gelded almost immediately.

This horse could run short and long races. Any surface suited him. He carried up to 133 pounds and broke more track records than any other American racehorse up to that time. At the age of three and four, he was the undisputed champion.

He died on the first day of the year. On that New Year's Eve, his owner suffered a fatal heart attack. A few hours later, the horse slipped on ice in his paddock and broke his leg and had to be euthanized.

The gelding made the Blood-Horse magazine's list of the top 100 U.S. thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century. Who was he?
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ROAMER
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Ballerina wrote:ROAMER
Correct answer. Roamer made #99 out of 100 on that list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roamer_(horse)
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No takers for a trivia question? Okay, here goes ....

Name the only two fillies that won the Louisiana Derby ... and the year they won?
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Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:38 am

Carolyn A 1947

Grecian Princess 1964
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Ballerina wrote:Carolyn A 1947

Grecian Princess 1964
Correct answer. You must read the same articles I do! :lol:

Let's hope Ria Antonia makes it three!
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A tribute to Hollywood Park.

Only three fillies or mares have ever won the Hollywood Gold Cup. Name the horses and the year they won.
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Blue Jeans wrote:A tribute to Hollywood Park.

Only three fillies or mares have ever won the Hollywood Gold Cup. Name the horses and the year they won.
Time's up!

Answer:
Happy Issue was the first in 1944, followed by Two Lea in 1952 and Princessnesian in 1968. Sadly, these will remain the only three!
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There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing. ~ Will Rogers
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Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:12 pm

Blue Jeans wrote:
Blue Jeans wrote:A tribute to Hollywood Park.

Only three fillies or mares have ever won the Hollywood Gold Cup. Name the horses and the year they won.
Time's up!

Answer:
Happy Issue was the first in 1944, followed by Two Lea in 1952 and Princessnesian in 1968. Sadly, these will remain the only three!
My trivia question has no time limit, and here is the question:

Name all the races in the Emirates World Series Racing Championships, which is a series of prestigious international horse races from different countries held in 1999, all the way thorough 2005, in chronological order.
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So far, nobody has an answer to my trivia question:

Name all fourteen prestigious horse races in the Emirates World Series Racing Championships between 1999 and 2005 in chronological order, the Emirates World Series is a series of prestigious international horse races from different countries or places worldwide.
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Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:31 pm

The number of races included in the series didn't always include 14 races, so it's sort of an unanswerable question.
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If so, my trivia question would be :

Name all the races that are in the Emirates World Series Racing Championships.
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Dubai World Cup
Queen Elizabeth II Cup
Singapore Airlines International Cup
King George VI and QE Diamond Stakes
Arlington Million
United Arab Emirates Grosser Preis von Baden
Ireland the Food Island Irish Champion Stakes
Canadian International
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
The Cox Plate
Breeders' Cup Turf
Breeders' Cup Classic
Japan Cup
Hong Kong Cup
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