It is the best known horse race in the world. How much do you know about the Kentucky Derby, which is scheduled for May 1 this year (2010)? Take this trivia quiz and find out.
1. This horse was the only winning horse ever to turn the race in less than two minutes at
159:4. He was also one of only 11 Triple Crown winners, as he also won the Preakness
and Belmont Stakes. Sham, the second place finisher at 159: 8 andMonarchos at
159:97 also finished in less than two minutes the year he won.
a. Secretariat in 1973
b. Seattle Slew in 1977
c. Affirmed in 1978
d. Citation in 1948
2. Do you know this bit of Kentucky Derby trivia? This was the last filly to win the
a. Favored Regret in 1915
b. Genuine Risk in 1980
c. Winning Colors in 1988
d. Rachel Alexandra in 2009
3. Willie Shoemaker became the oldest jockey ever to win the Kentucky Derby when he
rode Ferdinand to victory in 1986. How old was he?
4. Here is a little known piece of Kentucky Derby trivia. Diane Crump was the first
woman jockey to ride in the famous race. What year did she ride?
5. This was the last year a Kentucky Derby winner has gone on to win the Triple Crown.
6. One of these famous horses did not win the Kentucky Derby. Which one is it?
c. Gallant Fox
d. Spectacular Bid
7. This year the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness were ran on the same day.
8. This was the only foreign owned horse to ever win the Derby.
a. War Emblem
b. Venetian Way
c. Canonero II
d. Ole II
9. How many fillies have won the most famous race in the world?
10. This was the first year the Kentucky Derby was televised.
2. b. Rachel Alexandra did not win the Kentucky Derby but did win the Preakness.
5. b. Seattle Slew won the race. Other horses have won two of the famous races involved
in the Triple Crown since then, but no horse has won all three.
Citations: Kentucky Derby Trivia Questions and Answers, by Greg Melikov, Docsports.com
Kentucky Derby Trivia: Ten Fascinating Facts, no author listed, avivadirectory.com