Weekly Challenge


10 points are given for each correct answer to the 20 questions given below. Maximum points available are 200.

Email your 20 answers by 9pm this evening to

No. 1 Who owned the 1825 Epsom Oaks winner and what were his racing colours?
No. 2 Which present day racecourse is closest in distance, by road, to STOCKPORT (Town Hall)?
No. 3

What is the most recent year in which the Grand National has been won by the smallest margin (nose or short head) and who were the two horses involved?

No. 4 Who was the first female rider in the Epsom Derby and what horse did she ride?
No. 5

Of the 26 current Irish racecourses, which of them staged a 5 furlong or 5 1/2 furlong race in the calendar year 2019?

No. 6

What currently is the longest annual flat race in the English Racing Calendar, and which horse won the race in 2019?

No. 7

Whose racing colours are shown below?

No. 8

Although Lester Piggott has never ridden in the Grand National, which horses have his father or grandfather trained or ridden to victory in the race?

No. 9

Which horse won the very first UK race when the Tote was launched, and what was its SP and Tote price?

No. 10

In the 19th century a 3 month sentence enabled a prisoner to complete a carpet during his stretch. What betting odds, used today, would be represented by a 6 month stretch?

No. 11

The Aintree Grand National and Velka Pardubicka are jointly regarded as the most demanding steeplechases in the World. Which jockey is the most recent to have been placed in the first 6 of each race in the same year, and which horse did he partner in each race?

No. 12 Which Champion Flat race jockey never had a mount in the Epsom Derby?
No. 13

Which present day racecourse issued the members badge shown below?

No. 14

The Grand National fence Valentine's Brook was originally known as the 'Second Brook' until Valentine took the fence bizarrely. What year did that happen and where did the horse eventually finish?

No. 15

Who rode the bay colt Mahmoud in the Epsom Derby and where did the horse finish?

No. 16

Which present day racecourse is shown below:-

No. 17

Which Derby winning jockey is shown below?

No. 18 Which horse is the most recent to have run in the Epsom Derby and the Champion Hurdle?
No. 19

Three clues to a racing personality:- EUDAEMON, Temple Time Test, Born 9th April 1910

Who is the personality?

No. 20 What a lucky bet. I had a £1 win 5-horse accumulator on the 5 longest priced winners of the 10 English and Irish Classic races of 2019. What was my total return, including my 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:-