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Horse Racing Trivia

Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in the world. If you enjoy watching horses race, there's a good chance you'll like gambling on them too! But how well do you know horse racing trivia? Find out with our 15 question horse racing trivia quiz that covers the history and culture of horse racing. Press the start button and see how you do!

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All of these horses have won a Triple Crown except...

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What year was the Doncaster Cup established?

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Trainer Willie Mullins trained how many winners at Cheltenham in 2015?

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In 1983, this horse was famously kidnapped...

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In 2016 Nyquist won the Kentucky Derby at what odds?

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In 1999 ESPN's list of the top 50 athletes of the 20th century included this horse...

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This horse won the Triple Crown in 1973...

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A furlong is equal to how many yards?

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The Belmont Stakes are held where?

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Which race is the oldest?

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Famous British horse trainer Jenny Pitman's autobiography was titled...

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The Kentucky Derby is always held on...

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Who was the first jockey to win one million dollars in purses in a single season?

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Tod Sloan popularized this riding style where the jockey rides with their knees tucked under their chin, upper body lying along the horse's neck...

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The Breeders' Cup sprint is how many furlongs?

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Horse Racing Trivia Questions
  • What year was the Doncaster Cup established?
  • In 2016 Nyquist won the Kentucky Derby at what odds?
  • Alex Solis rode this horse to a second-place finish in the 1998 Kentucky Derby
  • This horse won the Triple Crown in 1973…
  • All of these horses have won a Triple Crown except…
  • In 2004 this horse missed out on a Triple Crown with a second-place finish at Belmont…
  • This horse was the first to be disqualified at the Kentucky Derby in 2019…
  • Trainer Willie Mullins trained how many winners at Cheltenham in 2015?
  • Which race is the oldest?
  • In 2008 this horse mysteriously died and was later found to have been poisoned.
  • In 1913, Donerail won the Kentucky Derby in a huge upset. What were his odds?
  • The Belmont Stakes are held where?
  • Tod Sloan popularized this riding style where the jockey rides with their knees tucked under their chin, upper body lying along the horse’s neck…
  • What is the approximate top speed of a racehorse?
  • A furlong is equal to how many yards?
  • This horse won the first Breeders’ Cup Special Stakes in 1986…
  • Citation was the first horse to win a million dollars in earnings. What year did this happen?
  • In 1999 ESPN’s list of the top 50 athletes of the 20th century included this horse…
  • The Kentucky Derby is always held on…
  • The Breeders’ Cup sprint is how many furlongs?
  • Who was the first jockey to win one million dollars in purses in a single season?
  • What type of flowers are draped over the winner at the Belmont Stakes?
  • Famous British horse trainer Jenny Pitman’s autobiography was titled…
  • How old are the horses entered into the Epsom Derby?
  • Frank Heyes is the only jockey ever to…
  • In 1983, this horse was famously kidnapped…