Weekly Challenge


10 points are given for each correct answer to the 20 questions given below

Maximum points available are 200. ( I estimate the average points will be 150, which is what I have awarded myself for betting purposes tomorrow)

Email your 20 answers by 9pm Friday to

No. 1 Which horse won the 1953 Epsom Derby?
No. 2 Which present day racecourse is closest in distance, by road, to BRECON?
No. 3 How many bets are there in a Canadian, sometimes called a Super Yankee, involving 5 horses?
No. 4 Who rode the 1953 Epsom Oaks winner?
No. 5

The largest Grand National field in history was 66 runners. Who won the race that year?

No. 6 If I have a £1 Yankee, that is 6x£1 doubles, 4x£1 trebles and a £1 accumulator and they all win at 2/1, 3/1, 4/1 and 5/1, what is my total return?
No. 7 Who was the first Prime Minister to own an Epsom Oaks winner, and with which horse?
No. 8

Which jockey is shown below?

No. 9

Which racehorse, foaled in 1972, is shown below?

No. 10 Where was the 1918 Grand National run?
No. 11

Which racecourse is shown below?

No. 12 Which horse won the first Oaks to be held at EPSOM after the outbreak of War in 1939?
No. 13 I had a £1 win treble. The first two horses won at 2/1 and 5/2. When my third horse won the bookmaker paid me a total of £32.81. What was the starting price of my third horse?
No. 14

Whose Derby winning racing colours are shown below?

No. 15 Which is the most recent UK racecourse to have closed permanently?
No. 16 Who owned the winner of the 1953 Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe?
No. 17

The members badge shown below was issued by which present day racecourse?

No. 18 Who was the first horse in the 20th century to win the Grand National twice?
No. 19

Three clues to a racing personality:- NEVER SAY DIE, KEITH, Born 5th November 1935

Who is the personailty?

No. 20 If I had a £1 win 5 horse accumulator at starting price on all 5 English Classic winners in 1953, what was my total return, including stake?


When racing returns, why not support trainers by attending organised Stable Tours or Open Days? Stables boast rich histories, many associated with Classic winning horses from past generations, while some more recent stars remain in residence. One such Newmarket stable is:-