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Irish Thoroughbred was the first Noor racehorse ever to defeat two U.S. Triple Crown champions?
race horse did not even run in the Flockton Grey race for which it is best remembered?
breeding rights for the Thoroughbred racehorse sold for a record Graustark $2,400,000?
only one horse in the
International Special horse races was born outside the United States?
Thoroughbred racehorse won the Sarazen United States Horse of the Year Award for two consecutive years in the 1920s?
American thoroughbred racehorse won the Meridian Kentucky Derby in 1911, establishing a new record time?
there is a long history of
, ranging from common animals in sport horse racing and fox hunting events to the more unusual rabbit show jumping and camel wrestling competitions?
has Øvrevoll Norway's only track for gallop horse racing?
in Birdsville Races Queensland, Australia used to have separate races for horses that ate grass and those that ate corn?
1993 Grand National horse race was declared void after 30 of the 39 riders failed to realise a false start had been called, leading it to be called "the race that never was"?
in 2007, the first
caused a nationwide ban on Australian outbreak of equine influenza horse racing?
State Senator was honored in 2009 by the O.H. "Ike" Harris horse racing industry for his work in legalizing parimutuel betting in Texas?
American Thoroughbred won eighty-nine Kingston races, the most by any horse?
Thoroughbred racehorse lost the 1957 Gallant Man Kentucky Derby by a nose after his jockey stood up to celebrate?
Thoroughbred racehorse Arazi's victory over has been described as the single-most spectacular performance in Bertrando Breeders' Cup history?
Louisiana politician was a confidant of Earl Williamson Governor Earl Kemp Long, who shared his interest in buttermilk, horse racing, and politicking?
, known as "Dr Mabuse" because of his success in Bernard Sainz horse racing and cycling, was jailed for three years for administering doping products?
is the oldest Chester Racecourse horse racing course in the England, built on the site of a blocked harbour in 1533?
after being stripped of his
aristocratic title after World War II, Prince of Takeda Tsuneyoshi Japan retired to raise racehorses on his estate?
, an Forward Pass American Thoroughbred racehorse, was the only horse in the history of the Kentucky Derby to have been declared the winner as the result of a disqualification?
was the preeminent owner and Edward R. Bradley breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses in the Southern United States during the early 20th century?
racehorse , who was deemed so worthless that even an Lil E. Tee auction company rejected him as unsaleable, won the 1992 Kentucky Derby?
More interesting facts on Horse racing
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Question 1: When ________ was introduced in 1908, the racing industry turned around.
Question 2: The traditional high point of US horse racing is the ________.
Question 3: In Great Britain, there are races which involve obstacles (either hurdles or fences) called ________ and those which are unobstructed races over a given distance ( flat racing).
Question 4: The anti-gambling sentiment prevalent in the early 1900s led almost all states to ban [1 ] ________.
Question 5: The US racehorse ________ had remarkable success as a sire in Japan, as the number one sire for about 10 years, with progeny winning the Japan Cup many times, the Hong Kong Vase and the Melbourne Cup.
Question 6: The big race in the ________ is the Dubai World Cup, a race with a purse of six million dollars, making it the largest purse in the world.
Question 7: Horse racing is a significant part of the New Zealand economy which in 2004 generated 1.3% of the ________.
Question 8: The breeding, training and racing of ________ in many countries is now a significant economic activity as, to a greater extent, is the gambling industry which is largely supported by it.
Question 9: Racing with purebred ________ exists in several states in the United States, as well as in most of Europe and the Middle East.