Famous Racehorses in the 20th Century

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Re: Famous Racehorses in the 20th Century

Postby Mahubah » Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:48 am

No trivia question this week, folks, as I can't get into the website right now. Enjoy your Breeders' Cup weekend, and we'll be back at it next week, I hope.
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Re: Famous Racehorses in the 20th Century

Postby Mahubah » Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:12 am

It took some clarifying on my part, but Frost came up with the answer I was looking for to my last trivia challenge: Lamb Chop was the first horse raced at Santa Anita after the modern plant opened in 1933 to be granted the honor of burial at the track. A new trivia challenge is now ready and waiting! http://www.americanclassicpedigrees.com/hoofprints
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Re: Famous Racehorses in the 20th Century

Postby Mahubah » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:54 pm

Sara D. galloped in first in this week's trivia challenge; indeed, I think she may have set a time record between the question's posting and the provision of its solution! It was Avelino Gomez who got a death threat advising that he would be shot dead off his Queen's Plate mount, Victoria Park, if he didn't comply with an extortion demand. Gomez turned in a winning ride in spite of any nerves. A new trivia question is now ready and waiting! http://www.americanclassicpedigrees.com/hoofprints
"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher...You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse." C. S. Lewis

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Re: Famous Racehorses in the 20th Century

Postby Mahubah » Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:29 pm

Janet Moe nailed last week's challenge, naming Alfred Vanderbilt as the lucky owner of two-time American champion fillies Bed o' Roses (1949 2yo filly, 1951 handicap female) and Next Move (1950 3yo filly, 1952 handicap female). A new trivia challenge now awaits at http://www.americanclassicpedigrees.com/hoofprints.
"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher...You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse." C. S. Lewis

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Re: Famous Racehorses in the 20th Century

Postby Mahubah » Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:59 pm

Frost nailed last week's question with Groovy, who became the first horse to post a 130 or better Beyer Speed figure when he posted a 131 BSF in the 1987 Roseben Handicap. Sara D gets an honorable mention for guessing Groovy in the 1987 True North Handicap. That was Groovy's very next outing after the Roseben, and he posted a 134 BSF in that race. Smokin'! Anyway, a new trivia question is now ready and waiting at http://www.americanclassicpedigrees.com/hoofprints
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Re: Famous Racehorses in the 20th Century

Postby Mahubah » Fri Dec 17, 2021 5:58 pm

Janet Moe took the honors for last week's question, identifying Nearco as the champion sire who ran off 10 stud grooms in 10 months before Ernie Lee became his lifelong caretaker. A new trivia question is now ready and waiting. http://www.americanclassicpedigrees.com/hoofprints
"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher...You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse." C. S. Lewis

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Re: Famous Racehorses in the 20th Century

Postby Mahubah » Fri Dec 24, 2021 4:52 pm

Jennifer Kelly was right there with Silky Sullivan as the horse who had his own pre-Kentucky Derby radio show. Well done!

In honor of the holidays, there will be no trivia question posted tonight or on New Year's Eve. See you in 2022.
"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher...You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse." C. S. Lewis

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Re: Famous Racehorses in the 20th Century

Postby Mahubah » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:49 pm

Welcome to the 2022 season for the weekly trivia challenge! A new trivia question has been posted at http://www.americanclassicpedigrees.com/hoofprints.
"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher...You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse." C. S. Lewis

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Re: Famous Racehorses in the 20th Century

Postby Mahubah » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:14 pm

Krista nailed the "name's the same" question with Creator, a name that was registered for a 2013 American-bred colt by Tapit (2016 Belmont Stakes, USA-G1), a 1986 English-bred colt by Mill Reef (multiple G1 winner in France), and a 1979 South African-bred colt by Buffo (a G1 winner in that country). A new trivia question is now ready and waiting! http://www.americanclassicpedigrees.com/hoofprints
"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher...You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse." C. S. Lewis