Weekend 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 On which horse did Frank Buckle gain the last of his English Classic victories and what were that horse's owners colours?
No. 2 Which present day racecourse is closest in distance, by road, to PEEBLES (Burgh Hall)?
No. 3

Which present day racecourse is shown below:-

No. 4 Which horse was the largest priced winner of the Hennessey Gold Cup; what price was it and who owned it?
No. 5

Which was the first English trained horse to win the Irish Cesarewitch and who trained it?

No. 6

Which horse is next in this sequence of winners?

Owen Dudley, Honoured Guest, Hobnob, Trasi's Son, Lucky Sovereign, .........................

No. 7

Whose racing colours are shown below?

No. 8

Which horse holds the record for the most consecutive wins in the shortest period of time, winning 8 consecutive races in just 33 days?

No. 9

Who owned the 1850 Epsom Derby winner, what was its price and what were the owners racing colours?

No. 10

Which horse is the most recent 18 year old to win a race and who came second in that race?

No. 11

Which 20/1 Grand National winner is shown below, and what are the full names of the 3 men also shown in the photograph?

No. 12 I have a successful £1.50 win Yankee and the first 3 won at 9/10 fav, 85/40 and 95/40. When the fourth horse also won I was paid £398.09, which included my stake. What was the price of the fourth horse?
No. 13

Which horse took 11 minutes 28 seconds to complete a 2 mile Chase and still won, and where and when did the race take place?

No. 14

Which trainers won their only National Hunt Trainers Championship in the same year that they trained their only Grand National winner?

No. 15

Which Classic winning jockey is shown below?

No. 16

Greville Starkey rode in the Champion Hurdle just once, which horse did he ride and what was its starting price?

No. 17

In the Zoological Stakes at Twycross a bookmaker has had a tip that Cheetahs Cheating will win, so he does not lay that horse. The betting on the race is:-

He takes a £40 bet on the outsider, £208 on Monkeys Nuts, £260 on Lion King, and enough money on the favourite, so that, whichever horse wins he loses the same amount on the race unless Cheetahs Cheating wins.  How much would he win if Cheetahs Cheating wins?

No. 18

Which present day racecourse issued the members badge shown below?

No. 19

Three clues to a racing personality:- FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, JET PILOT, Died 18th October 1966

Who is the personality?

No. 20 Which horses have been placed in the first 3 in 3 English Classics without winning any of them?


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:-