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Horse Racing in the United States
1. This champion stallion made the covers of Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated, something that hadn't happened before and hasn't happened since. Name him.
2. This unit of measurement is used in thoroughbred horse racing to describe the distance between horses in a race. Name it. For bragging rights, also give the approximate footage.
3. This expression is used in competitive racing when two (or more) competitors cross the finishing line at nearly the same time.
4. Following on question No. 3, what is a blanket finish?
5. These terms are used to describe one-, two- and three-year-old horses, respectively. What are the terms?
6. He was the first horse to capture the Triple Crown. Name him. For bragging rights, name the year.
7. The Phoenix Stakes is the oldest thoroughbred horse race in North America. Where is this track located, and what was the year of its first run?
8. Name all three legs of the U.S. Triple Crown. For bragging rights, give the distance of each race.
9. What is a Parimutuel system, and what does it mean in horse racing?
10. A jockey is an athlete who rides horses in horse racing or steeplechase racing.
1. Secretariat, also known as "Big Red."
2. A horse length, or just "length." It is approximately 8 feet.
3. Photo finish.
4. When several horses finish very close together, they are said to be "so close together they could be covered by a blanket."
5. Yearling, juvenile and sophomore.
6. Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes in New York in 1919 and became the first horse to capture the Triple Crown.
7. Keenland Race Course is located in Lexington, Ky., and was founded in 1831.
8. The Kentucky Derby, one and a quarter miles; the Preakness Stakes, approximately one and three-sixteen's miles; and the Belmont Stakes, one and one-half miles.
9. The Parimutuel system is used in gambling on horse racing and is a betting system in which all bets of a particular type are placed together in a pool and payoff odds are calculated by sharing the pool among all winning bets.
10. Camel riders in camel racing.
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