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Mick Easterby's Staff Quiz 2020

Sunday 26 January 2020

Can you beat our staff with this belated Christmas Quiz?

1. Which horse was the first MWE trained flat winner of 2019?

2. Who was the trainer of Itlaaq before MWE?

3. On which horse did Nathan Evans ride out his apprentice claim?

4. What was the name of the dual purpose racecourse two miles west of Middlesbrough which closed in 1981? The course was known by two alternative names, accept either, and MWE was often the top trainer there.

5. On which track did MWE have the most runners in 2019?

6. In 1989 comedian Freddie Starr visited MWE wanting to buy a horse to win the Grand National. He didn't buy one from the boss but Freddie did own the winner of the Grand National in 1994. What was the name of his winning horse?

7. Who was the last MWE trained winner of the Gosforth Park Cup?

8. Who was the sire of the first MWE 2 year old winner in 2019?

9. In which city was the legendary Scottish jockey Willie Carson born?

10. Whose colours did Nayessence carry in his two flat wins in 2010?

11. Who were the leading sires at MWE in terms of number of wins in 2019

a) on the flat
b) over jumps

12. On which local racecourses are the following prizes awarded annually?

a) the 'Dorothy Laird Memorial Trophy'
b) the 'Turmeric Challenge Trophy'
c) the 'Phil Bull Trophy'

13.Which trainer sent out the first five home in the 1983 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

14. The record for the oldest horse ever recorded and verified was 'Old Billy' who died in Lancashire in 1822. How old was he?

15. In what year was York racecourse extended to become a full circuit?

16. Which UK racecourse is widely reputed to be the oldest?

17. Which horse finished second to Frankel at York in the 2012 Juddmonte International? Clue: one of his offspring won for MWE in 2019

18. Which racehorse holds the UK record for the longest losing run?

19. Which racecourse is acknowledged as being the first all-weather track in the UK?

20. Which UK trainers train at the following stables?

a) Clarehaven Stables
b) Kingsley Park
c) Seven Barrows

Answers are here.

Question 1

Question 7

Question 1

Question 17

Question 3

Question 2

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