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15 Horse Racing Quiz & Trivia Questions to Test Your Knowledge

Horse racing has been part of our culture for centuries, bringing excitement, inspiration and hope to many nations. It’s a sport that requires extreme strength and stamina from both horse and rider.

Over the years, there have been many prominent racehorses who dominated the sport for a short time. These incredible athletes made a name for themselves by breaking track records and winning prestigious races.

How well do you know the horse racing sport and its superstars? Have you seen every horse racing movie there is and follow the news regularly?

Test your knowledge now with our 15 fun horse racing trivia questions!

1. What was Secretariat's nickname?
Secretariat horse nickname was Big Red trivia question
Big Red
Stockings
Pumpkin
Red Rocket

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2. What three races make up the Triple Crown in the United States?
Breeders' Cup, Kentucky Derby, Belmont Derby
2000 Guineas, Melbourne Cup, Breeders' Cup
Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes
Santa Anita Handicap, Acorn Stakes, Preakness Stakes

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3. Which legendary racehorse is this?
American Pharaoh racing on a horse racing track
Source: WinStar Farm
American Pharoah
Seabiscuit
War Admiral
Ruffian

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4. Who was the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup?
Michelle J. Payne
Jaime Lee Kah
Brigid Payne
Clare Lindop

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5. What's the youngest age a horse can start racing?
One
Two
Three
Four

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6. The world's longest flat race is 2 miles, 5 furlongs, and 143 yards (4,355 meters) long. This race is:
The Queen Alexandra Stakes
The Melbourne Cup
The Belmont Stakes
The Dubai World Cup

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7. Which famous racehorse's story has NOT been adapted for a movie?
Affirmed
Seabiscuit
Secretariat
Ruffian

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8. Who were the three founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed?
Darley Arabian, Godolphin Arabian, Byerly Turk
Northern Dancer, Native Dancer, Nearco
Man o' War, War Admiral, Seattle Slew
Galileo, Bold Ruler, Deep Impact

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9. A 'turf' race is when horses race on natural grass instead of dirt.


True
False

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10. What ended the undefeated racehorse Ruffian's career?


She broke her leg during a race and had to be put down after surgery
She was retired to become a broodmare
She was sold to a different owner and never won again
The cat that followed her to every race died and Ruffian refused to race

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11. What racing equipment is the arrow pointing to?


Blinkers on a race horse
Source: thehorse.com
Blinkers
Blinders
French cups
Side blinds

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12. How many lengths did Secretariat win his famous Belmont Stakes by?


31
12
5
25

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13. What is a 'maiden' racehorse?


A racehorse that has never won a race before
A Thoroughbred racehorse less than a year old
A racehorse that has never entered a race before
A racehorse that was never ridden before

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14. Is the DreamWorks movie "Dreamer" about the racehorse Soñador based on a true story?


Yes
No

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15. From what age can someone become a jockey?


16
17
18
21

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