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Trivia Quiz - Kentucky Derby

Try your luck on the trivia, history and facts of the Kentucky Derby!

Quiz Number: 5101
Date Submitted: August 04, 2013
Quiz Categories: Sports, American Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 59.7 percent
Times Taken: 65 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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1. Which of the following is not a common nickname for the Kentucky Derby?
  A.   Horse Racing Fashion Show in One Day!
  B.   The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports
  C.   The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports
  D.   The Run for the Roses

2. The US Triple Crown comprises three horse races. Which leg of the Triple Crown is the Kentucky Derby?
  A.   1st leg
  B.   2nd leg
  C.   3rd leg
  D.   none of the above

3. Between the jockey and saddle, what is the total weight that is placed on the horses (colts and geldings) in the Kentucky Derby?
  A.   121 pounds
  B.   126 pounds
  C.   131 pounds
  D.   136 pounds

4. The Kentucky Derby is run annually at Churchill Downs, a thoroughbred racetrack located in what Kentucky city?
  A.   Bowling Green
  B.   Frankfort
  C.   Louisville
  D.   Lexington

5. What is the superstition surrounding the Kentucky Derby gold cup?
  A.   it needs to be kept in a hermetically-sealed mayonaisse jar on Funk & Wagnalls porch
  B.   if the jockey does not rub the cup before the race, he will lose
  C.   if the horseshoe is turned down all the luck will run out
  D.   none of the above

6. Which horse was the first to break the two-minute mark in the Kentucky Derby?
  A.   Seattle Slew
  B.   Secretariat
  C.   Citation
  D.   Affirmed

7. Which of the following horses did not win the Triple Crown? (all of these horses ran in the 1970s)
  A.   Seattle Slew
  B.   Affirmed
  C.   Secretariat
  D.   Canonero II

8. How old are the thoroughbreds that run in the Kentucky Derby?
  A.   1-year
  B.   2-years
  C.   3-years
  D.   4-years

9. What is the traditional "adult beverage" of the Kentucky Derby?
  A.   mai tai
  B.   cape codder
  C.   sloe screw
  D.   mint julep

10. Which of the following is not true of Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, Pat Day?
  A.   was an American citizen but born in New Zealand
  B.   only won the Kentucky Derby once
  C.   is a born-again Christian
  D.   upon his retirement in 2005, he set a North American record for prize money won®   

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