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Famous American Racehorses

Test your knowledge of the Triple Crown and all the horses that partake in it!

Quiz

1. This grandson of Seattle Slew retired as the leading money winner of all-time and holds a joint North American record with Citation for the longest winning streak:

  • Cigar.
  • Slew o' Gold.
  • Easy Goer.

2. This gelding—who started as a small, ugly, and foul-tempered colt—was bought at an auction for a mere $1,100. He went on to have one of the longest and most lucrative careers in racing history and won seven Eclipse Awards.

  • Kelso (1957-83).
  • John Henry (1975-).
  • Forego (1970-97).

3. Which father-son pair of horses each won the Triple Crown?

  • Man O'War (1920) and War Admiral (1937).
  • Bold Ruler (1957) and Secretariat (1973).
  • Gallant Fox (1930) and Omaha (1935).

4. This son of Native Dancer was the only Kentucky Derby winner to have been disqualified:

  • Dancer's Image (1968).
  • Kauai King (1966).
  • Northen Dancer (1964).

5. Who was last Triple Crown winner?

  • Affirmed.
  • Sunday Silence.
  • Seattle Slew.

6. This Triple Crown winner arguably had his most spectacular race in the Belmont Stakes. "Moving like a tremendous machine" he won the race by 31 lengths (340 feet or 1/16 mile) and set a new world record—2:24 minutes— for the 1 1/2 mile distance.

  • Affirmed.
  • Seattle Slew.
  • Secretariat.

7. This Depression-era champion defeated a Triple Crown winner in a memorable match race and is the subject of a recent bestseller.

  • War Admiral.
  • Seabiscuit.
  • Exterminator.

8. These two colts and their rivalry dominated their three-year-old season. They ran against each other in ten races. Only three other horses ran against them in the Kentucky Derby, and only two in the Travers Stake.

  • Affirmed and Alydar.
  • Foolish Pleasure and Ruffian.
  • Easy Goer and Sunday Silence.

9. This horse, known as "Big Red," won 20 out of his 21 races but was retired after his three-year-old season because his owner feared how much weight the Jockey Club handicapper would put on him.

  • Man O'War.
  • Secretariat.
  • Whirlaway.

10. The winner of the Belmont Stakes receives a Tiffany silver bowl supported by three horses: Eclipse, Herod, and Matchem. They are:

  • The first 3 winners of the Belmont stakes.
  • The leading money-winners of the 19th century.
  • The foundation sires of the thoroughbred breed.

1. This grandson of Seattle Slew retired as the leading money winner of all-time and holds a joint North American record with Citation for the longest winning streak:
Cigar.

2. This gelding—who started as a small, ugly, and foul-tempered colt—was bought at an auction for a mere $1,100. He went on to have one of the longest and most lucrative careers in racing history and won seven Eclipse Awards.
John Henry (1975-).

3. Which father-son pair of horses each won the Triple Crown?
Gallant Fox (1930) and Omaha (1935).

4. This son of Native Dancer was the only Kentucky Derby winner to have been disqualified:
Dancer's Image (1968).

5. Who was last Triple Crown winner?
Affirmed.

6. This Triple Crown winner arguably had his most spectacular race in the Belmont Stakes. "Moving like a tremendous machine" he won the race by 31 lengths (340 feet or 1/16 mile) and set a new world record—2:24 minutes— for the 1 1/2 mile distance.
Secretariat.

7. This Depression-era champion defeated a Triple Crown winner in a memorable match race and is the subject of a recent bestseller.
Seabiscuit.

8. These two colts and their rivalry dominated their three-year-old season. They ran against each other in ten races. Only three other horses ran against them in the Kentucky Derby, and only two in the Travers Stake.
Affirmed and Alydar.

9. This horse, known as "Big Red," won 20 out of his 21 races but was retired after his three-year-old season because his owner feared how much weight the Jockey Club handicapper would put on him.
Man O'War.

10. The winner of the Belmont Stakes receives a Tiffany silver bowl supported by three horses: Eclipse, Herod, and Matchem. They are:
The foundation sires of the thoroughbred breed.

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