Racing Trivia

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Catalina wrote: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
Catalina, those are the correct answers to my trivia question.
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Raven
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Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:57 pm

This incident forced the racing authorities to change the rules on coupled entries when one is scratched the other one to run for purse only.

Name the track and what happened to force them to change the rules.


Btw, i was there that night!! Hint.
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Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:47 pm

Since no one has posted .... 1981 at Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.? No details given.

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/11/27/sport ... tries.html

>The rule change was made [for New York tracks] in response to a disturbance by fans at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., several weeks ago when a horse they had considered the stronger half of an entry was scratched and the remaining half of the entry finished out of the money. The stewards ordered a refund an hour later, but many fans had discarded or cashed valid tickets by then. New Jersey and Pennsylvania have also revised their rules along the same lines.< [November 27, 1981]

>Under the new rule, which took effect yesterday [Nov. 26, 1981], if a horse that is part of a coupled entry or field is scratched after betting has begun, all bets on the entry or field will be refunded.<
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Blue Jeans wrote:Since no one has posted .... 1981 at Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.? No details given.

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/11/27/sport ... tries.html

>The rule change was made [for New York tracks] in response to a disturbance by fans at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., several weeks ago when a horse they had considered the stronger half of an entry was scratched and the remaining half of the entry finished out of the money.
Imagine the riot that would have ensued had someone other than Dave Johnson called the race!
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Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:42 pm

Angel Cordero was on the horse that got scratched! And i think they where 1/9 on the board. I did see some people set some garbage cans on fire. Another thing was that the horse got scratched while all the other horses where in the gate and no one had a chance to cancel their tickets! I bet against the entry so it made no difference to me!!
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Time to wake up this sleepy thread with a fairly easy one.

Who was the first female trainer to run a horse in the Kentucky Derby? What was the horses name, what year, and where did it place?

Also, what horse won the derby that year?


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WarBiscuit wrote:Time to wake up this sleepy thread with a fairly easy one.

Who was the first female trainer to run a horse in the Kentucky Derby? What was the horses name, what year, and where did it place?

Also, what horse won the derby that year?


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Not sure if she's the first, but certainly my favorite was Shelly Riley with Casual Lies in 1992. "Stanley" came in 2nd to Lil E Tee. Proud moment for Northern California fans, particularly those at Pleasanton.
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WarBiscuit wrote:Time to wake up this sleepy thread with a fairly easy one.

Who was the first female trainer to run a horse in the Kentucky Derby? What was the horses name, what year, and where did it place?

Also, what horse won the derby that year?


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1937 Mary Hirsch with No Sir ... finished 13th

War Admiral won the 1937 KD.
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:28 pm

Good work Blue Jeans! Mary Hirsch is right...

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Hew is my trivia question: Name all the racetracks owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated?
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mchorseracecall wrote:Hew is my trivia question: Name all the racetracks owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated?
Currently, in alphabetical order:
Arlington Park, Calder, Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds

Just for info they had previously owned Hollywood Park. Any others? My mind is slipping.
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Bookman wrote:
mchorseracecall wrote:Hew is my trivia question: Name all the racetracks owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated?
Currently, in alphabetical order:
Arlington Park, Calder, Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds

Just for info they had previously owned Hollywood Park. Any others? My mind is slipping.
Congratulations, Bookman, you've got the correct answers to my trivia question.

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Bookman wrote:
mchorseracecall wrote:Hew is my trivia question: Name all the racetracks owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated?
Currently, in alphabetical order:
Arlington Park, Calder, Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds

Just for info they had previously owned Hollywood Park. Any others? My mind is slipping.
Hoosier Park?
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WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:
Bookman wrote:
mchorseracecall wrote:Hew is my trivia question: Name all the racetracks owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated?
Currently, in alphabetical order:
Arlington Park, Calder, Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds

Just for info they had previously owned Hollywood Park. Any others? My mind is slipping.
Hoosier Park?
Waquoit, in April 2007, Centaur Group bought Hoosier Park from the Churchill Downs Company for 8.2 million dollars.

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Trivia Question:

Name the only filly to win the Kentucky Oaks, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, Acorn Stakes, Mother Goose and Coaching Club American Oaks. She was born the year Faye Dunaway won the Oscar for Best Actress.
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Blue Jeans wrote:Trivia Question:

Name the only filly to win the Kentucky Oaks, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, Acorn Stakes, Mother Goose and Coaching Club American Oaks. She was born the year Faye Dunaway won the Oscar for Best Actress.
Davona Dale!
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tres borrachos wrote:
Blue Jeans wrote:Trivia Question:

Name the only filly to win the Kentucky Oaks, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, Acorn Stakes, Mother Goose and Coaching Club American Oaks. She was born the year Faye Dunaway won the Oscar for Best Actress.
Davona Dale!
Cheers ... you're right! :D

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What Champion filly was Bold Ruler's first and last mare bred?
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Flanders wrote:What Champion filly was Bold Ruler's first and last mare bred?
2nd ETA: Nevermind. Do you mean the mare he bred with to produce a champion filly? Gamely? With Gambetta?

ETA: Not sure I'm reading this question right, but that's not unusual for me. ;)
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Who is the only horse in history to win both the SA Derby and SA Hdcp in the same year?
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