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Welcome to the ultimate Horse Racing Quiz!

Are you ready to put your equine knowledge to the test and show that you’re a true horse racing enthusiast?

We’ve prepared captivating questions that will challenge your horse racing know-how.

Simply keep track of your correct answers and check our result table to see how well you’ve done.

So, saddle up, get your racing spirit ignited, and let’s see if you can gallop your way to victory with your horse racing trivia expertise!

Table of Contents

1. Which country is home to the oldest horse race in the world – the Palio di Siena?

  • A) England
  • B) Italy
  • C) France

2. What is the distance of the Kentucky Derby in miles?

  • A) 1 mile
  • B) 1.25 miles
  • C) 1.5 miles

3. Which horse won the first-ever Triple Crown in 1919?

  • A) War Admiral
  • B) Secretariat
  • C) Sir Barton

4. In which country is the Melbourne Cup held?

  • A) South Africa
  • B) New Zealand
  • C) Australia

5. What is the maximum number of horses allowed in a Grand National race?

  • A) 30
  • B) 40
  • C) 50

6. Who holds the record for the most Triple Crown victories by a jockey?

  • A) Eddie Arcaro
  • B) Bill Shoemaker
  • C) Willie Shoemaker

7. Which legendary racehorse was known as “Big Red”?

  • A) Man o’ War
  • B) Seabiscuit
  • C) Secretariat

8. Which horse racing event is known as “The Sport of Kings”?

  • A) The Ascot Gold Cup
  • B) The Epsom Derby
  • C) The Kentucky Derby

9. What color is the winning post at Chantilly Racecourse in France?

  • A) White
  • B) Red
  • C) Blue

10. Which country calls its major horse racing events “Group 1” contests?

  • A) United States
  • B) Australia
  • C) United Kingdom

11. What is the name of the handicap system used in horse racing to create equal chances for all runners?

  • A) The Jockey System
  • B) The Weight-for-Age System
  • C) The Grade System

12. Which of these races is NOT part of the American Triple Crown?

  • A) Preakness Stakes
  • B) Belmont Stakes
  • C) Arlington Million

13. What do you call a horse who has yet to win a race?

  • A) Filly
  • B) Debutante
  • C) Maiden

14. Which jockey was nicknamed the “Long Fellow”?

  • A) Fred Archer
  • B) Willie Shoemaker
  • C) Lester Piggott

15. Which famous horse was featured in the 2003 film “Seabiscuit: An American Legend”?

  • A) Seabiscuit
  • B) War Admiral
  • C) Phar Lap

16. What race is known as the “Run for the Roses”?

  • A) The Preakness Stakes
  • B) The Kentucky Derby
  • C) The Belmont Stakes

17. Which of these is a type of race for horses that have not won a race in a certain period?

  • A) Graded Stakes
  • B) Claiming Race
  • C) Condition Race

18. What is the shortest distance run in a thoroughbred horse race?

  • A) 2 furlongs
  • B) 4 furlongs
  • C) 5 furlongs

19. Which of the following is a famous horse racing event held annually in Ireland?

  • A) The Irish Derby
  • B) The Curragh
  • C) The Galway Races

20. How many furlongs are in a mile?

  • A) 4
  • B) 8
  • C) 10

21. In horse racing, which term is used to describe a horse that finishes a race without a rider?

  • A) Loose horse
  • B) Unridden finish
  • C) Riderless run

22. Who is considered the most successful jockey of all time?

  • A) Sir Gordon Richards
  • B) Lester Piggott
  • C) Bill Shoemaker

23. In the UK, what is the maximum weight a flat racing jockey can carry?

  • A) 9 stone
  • B) 10 stone
  • C) 12 stone

24. According to legend, which monarch established the first horse racecourse in England?

  • A) King John
  • B) King Henry VIII
  • C) King Charles II

25. Which horse breed is considered the fastest and most commonly used in thoroughbred racing?

  • A) Arabian
  • B) Quarter Horse
  • C) English Thoroughbred

26. What is the name of the annual horse racing festival held in Cheltenham, England?

  • A) Ebor Festival
  • B) Cheltenham Festival
  • C) Glorious Goodwood

27. What term is used to describe a horse that is favored to win a race?

  • A) The bookie’s favorite
  • B) Odds-on favorite
  • C) The tipster’s pick

28. Which of these U.S. states have no racetracks for horse racing?

  • A) Florida
  • B) Alaska
  • C) Arizona

29. What does the term “Across the Board” mean in horse race betting?

  • A) Betting on multiple races
  • B) Betting on a single horse to win, place, and show
  • C) Betting on all horses in a race

30. How many jockeys have won more than one Triple Crown?

  • A) One
  • B) Two
  • C) None

31. Which prestigious race is held at Longchamp Racecourse in France?

  • A) Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
  • B) Derby de Chantilly
  • C) Grand Prix de Paris

32. In horse racing, what is a “photo finish”?

  • A) An official image taken before the race starts
  • B) A race that is too close to call without reviewing photographic evidence
  • C) The winning horse and jockey’s celebratory picture

33. What is the term used when a race is canceled or postponed due to bad weather or unsafe track conditions?

  • A) Delayed race
  • B) Abandoned race
  • C) Called off race


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton and Mini Golf (competed on national level in Germany), started learning β€˜real’ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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