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 Which horse won the 200th English Derby?
No. 2 Which present day racecourse is closest in distance, by road, to HOWDEN, Yorkshire (Market Cross)?
No. 3

Whose racing colours are shown below?

No. 4

The November Handicap is currently run at Doncaster, but prior to that it was run at three different courses in its history? What are those 3 previous courses, and what was the last horse to win the November Handicap at each of those 3 courses?

No. 5

I have a great betting day at the races by backing 3 winners. I start with a pony on at bottle on my first horse, followed by a score on at double carpet on my second winner, concluding with a monkey on at Burlington Bertie on my final winner. What is my total profit, excluding my stake?

No. 6

Which jockey, still alive today, rode in 30 consecutive Epsom Derbys without winning one, and which horses provided him with his best finish?

No. 7

Which present day racecourse is shown below?

No. 8

How old, in years and days, was Lester Piggott when he rode his first Epsom Derby winner?

No. 9

Which former champion jockey is shown below?

No. 10

Who trained the 200th Epsom Oaks winner?

No. 11

Sir Piers Bengough was Her Majesty's Royal Ascot Representative from 1982, but how many times did he ride in the Aintree Grand National?

No. 12

Which racehorse is missing from this list?

Home of the Brave, Ibn Malik, Whitecliffsofdover, ....................., Shine so Bright

No. 13

Which 2 dignitaries ceremoniously had the first £1 Tote win bets and which horse did they each back?

No. 14

I have a £1 win treble which pays me £455 including my stake. What were the prices of my 3 winners?

No. 15

What colours were worn by the 200th English St Leger winner?

No. 16

Which present day racecourse issued the members badge shown below:-

No. 17

Who trains at Venn Farm?

No. 18

Which jockey would be next on this list?

Oisin Murphy, Jim Crowley, Seb Sanders, Kevin Darley, Michael Roberts, .....................

No. 19

Three clues to a racing personality:- LONE KEEL, WHITSTABLE, Born 16th July 1903

Who is the personality?

No. 20 In which year did the property developer William Davies purchase Aintree racecourse?


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:-