Friday, August 12, 2011

It's Jeopardy Time!!

There is so much spectacular racing going on this weekend that today we are going to have some fun to get us in the mood!  See how many of these trivia questions you get you know your racetracks?  Answers are below, but no peeking until you're done!

1.  Which track in New York state has a half-mile oval, is home to the second leg of the pacing Triple Crown, the Messenger Stakes, and is known for running races at 1 and 1/16 miles multiple times a night?

* Saratoga Raceway
* Monticello Raceway
* Yonkers Raceway
* Vernon Downs

2.  Harness Racing is much bigger in the Eastern United States than in the west. Which California track, home to the American Oaks of thoroughbred racing among other major events, including the first Breeders' Cup in 1984, stopped having standardbred meets in the 1980s?

* Hollywood Park
* Santa Anita Park
* Los Alamitos
* Del Mar

3.  Niatross is widely considered one of the best if not the best pacer of all time, winning 37 of his 39 lifetime races. At what Kentucky track did he race a time trial in 1:49 1/5, breaking the world record by nearly three seconds in the process?

* The Red Mile
* Blue Grass Downs
* Hazel Park
* Scioto Downs

4.  In 2004, Windsong's Legacy won the trotting Triple Crown, becoming the first horse since Super Bowl in 1972 to accomplish the feat. He won the first leg, the Hambletonian, at which New Jersey race track?

* Hoosier Park
* Scarborough Downs
* The Meadowlands
* Freehold Raceway

5.  In 2003, No Pan Intended became the first horse of the 21st century to win the pacing Triple Crown. The second leg of the crown, the Little Brown Jug, is considered the pacing equivalent of the Hambletonian and is the most prized race for a pacer. At which track did No Pan Intended win it?

* Rockingham Park
* Dover Downs
* Delaware County Fairgrounds
* Harrington Park

6.  While most tracks are geographically in the northeast, which standardbred facility is located in South Florida, the only standardbred track in the state?

* Derby Lane
* Pompano Park
* Flagler Track
* The Best Bet at St. John's

7.  Which Chicago area one-mile oval used to have thoroughbred racing in addition to harness racing until 1991, when it became exclusively a harness track?

* DuQuoin
* Maywood Park
* Balmoral Park
* Hawthorne Park

8.  Which track that has its location in its name, opened in August 2003 with a mixed breed meet and held a three-day harness meet the following month?

* Indiana Downs
* Buffalo Raceway
* California Expo
* North Dakota Horse Park

9.  The Dan Patch Invitational, named for the 19th century legend, is a track that runs a thoroughbred meet each fall that includes the state's derby. Which track is this that opened in his home state nearly a century after the horse was born?

* Hoosier Park
* Mount Pleasant Meadows
* Northville Downs
* Prairie Meadows

10.  This half-mile track in upstate New York might be best known for two things, only running Monday-Friday, and racing almost every Christmas Eve. It also traditionally races during the day, except on July 4th when it has an early evening first post time. Which track is this?

* Vernon Downs
* Saratoga Raceway
* Monticello Raceway
* Batavia Downs 



1.  Yonkers Raceway

2.  Hollywood Park

3.  The Red Mile

4.  The Meadowlands

5.  Delaware County Fairgrounds

6.  Pompano Park

7.  Balmoral Park

8.  North Dakota Horse Park

9.  Hoosier Park

10.  Monticello Raceway


Notes and Totes

* See You At Peelers is racing at Tioga Downs in the 8th race this Sunday - Here's the program

* Confederation Cup at Flamboro on Sunday - Here's the program
(Looking to the newly purchased Foreclosure N to clean house this weekend)

* Peach Martini Grabs Gold at Mohawk

Good Luck To All This Weekend!!

Stay safe, keep your hooves on the ground, and keep reaching for the wire!

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