Test Your Knowledge: USA Horse Racing Quiz

327
Pexels.com

Fancy yourself a horse racing expert? Do you think you know everything there is to know about the sport in America? Test your knowledge with this fun USA Horse Racing Quiz created by the team at EveryCasinoBonus.com

The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is a famous horse race held in the United States. It happens every year on the first Saturday in May, and it’s been going on since 1875. The race is usually run at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. People come from all over to watch the horses compete for the title of “Fastest Horse”.

Try and answer five questions about this famous horse race:

  1. What year did Affirmed become the 11th horse to win the Triple Crown at the Kentucky Derby?
  2. What was Secretariat’s time for winning the 1973 Kentucky Derby?
  3. Which filly won her second consecutive Kentucky Derby title in 2015?
  4. Who was jockey Ron Turcotte riding when he won his third consecutive Kentucky Derby in 1977?
  5. How many times has Bob Baffert been a trainer on a winning horse of the Kentucky Derby?

The Preakness Stakes

The Preakness Stakes is an iconic horse race that is part of the Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing in the United States. It is held annually on the third Saturday in May, two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the Belmont Stakes.

Try and answer five questions about this famous horse race:

  1. What was the current 2022 purse for the Preakness Stakes?
  2. What horse won the 2019 Preakness Stakes?
  3. Who is the only jockey to have won six consecutive runnings of the Preakness Stakes?
  4. How many times has Bob Baffert been a trainer on a winning horse of the Preakness Stakes?
  5. Who won the 2016 Triple Crown by winning all three races (Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont) in one year?

The Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes is an American Grade 1 flat thoroughbred horse race held annually at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. It is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing and traditionally takes place on the first or second Saturday in June.

Try and answer five questions about this famous horse race:

  1. What is the distance of the Belmont Stakes?
  2. How much money does the winner of the Belmont Stakes typically receive?
  3. What year did Secretariat win by a record 31 lengths at the Belmont Stakes?
  4. Who was jockey Victor Espinoza riding when he won his third consecutive Triple Crown in 2015?
  5. Who set the all time fastest record for winning a mile and a half race at Belmont Park with an incredible time of 2 minutes 24 seconds in 1973?

The Breeders Cup

The Breeders’ Cup is an annual series of Grade 1 Thoroughbred horse races, which are held in North America. The event is organized by the Breeders’ Cup Limited, a company formed by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, and it was first run in 1984.

Try and answer five questions about this famous horse race:

  1. How many races are held during the Breeders Cup?
  2. What is the total purse for all of the Breeders’ Cup races?
  3. Who was the first horse to win two consecutive Breeder’s Cups in 2008 and 2009?
  4. Where has been hosting The Breeder’s Cup since 2011?
  5. What year did American Pharaoh become the 12th Triple Crown winner after winning at The Breeder’s Cup Classic race?

Answers (no peaking early)

Here are the answers. How did you do?

Q1. 1978

Q2. Secretariat’s time for winning the 1973 Kentucky Derby was 1:59.4

Q3. American Pharoah won her second consecutive Kentucky Derby title in 2015

Q4. Ron Turcotte was riding Seattle Slew when he won his third consecutive Kentucky Derby in 1977

Q5. Bob Baffert has been a trainer on a winning horse of the Kentucky Derby 5 times

Q6. The current 2022 purse for the Preakness Stakes is $1,650,000

Q7. War of Will won the 2019 Preakness Stakes

Q8. Eddie Arcaro is the only jockey to have won six consecutive runnings of the Preakness Stakes

Q9. Bob Baffert has been a trainer on a winning horse of the Preakness Stakes 7 times

Q10. American Pharaoh won 2016 Triple Crown by winning all three races (Kentucky Derby,Preakness and Belmont) in one year

Q11 The distance of the Belmont Stakes is 1½ miles (12 furlongs) 

Q12. The winner of the Belmont Stakes typically receive $800,000-$1 million depending on bonuses earned          

Q13. Secretariat won by a record 31 lengths at the Belmont Stakes in 1973

Q14. Victor Espinoza was riding American Pharoah when he won his third consecutive Triple Crown in 2015

Q15. Secretariat set the all time fastest record for winning a mile and a half race at Belmont Park with an incredible time of 2 minutes 24 seconds in 1973

Q16. There are fourteen races held during the Breeders Cup

Q17. The total purse for all of the Breeders’ Cup races is $30 million 

Q18. Curlin was the first horse to win two consecutive Breeder’s Cups in 2008 and 2009

Q19. Churchill Downs has been hosting The Breeder’s Cup since 2011

Q20. American Pharaoh became the 12th Triple Crown winner after winning at The Breeder’s Cup Classic race in 2015.