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OBTUSE HORSE RACING

1.Doncaster racecourse is in which modern metropolitan county?
South Yorkshire
2.Arkle, a steeplechaser, took his name from what?
A mountain in Sutherland
3.What is the common name of the Imam of Nizari Ismailism, a denomination of Shia Islam who is a business magnate with British citizenship as well as a racehorse owner and breeder?
Aga Khan
4.Which jockey was born in Milan and relocated to the UK when he was 14 to begin his apprenticeship under trainer Luca Cumani at Newmarket racecourse?
Frankie Dettori
5.Where is the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe run?
Longchamps
6.Nijinsky a thoroughbred flat racehorse was named after Vaslav Nijinsky, the ballet dancer – what was his nationality?
Russian
7.I was the youngest jockey to ride over 100 winners in one season and when I was 18 I won my first Epsom Derby; in my 50 year career, I won 9 Derbies, the Ascot Gold Cup 11 times and the St. Leger Stakes 8 times. Who am I?
Lester Piggott
8.Which racehorse won the 1981 Derby by a record 10 lengths, but, was kidnapped in 1983 never to be seen again?
Shergar
9.Name the 2 racecourses in Merseyside?
Aintree / Haydock Park
10.What is the name of the 374ft Bronze Age chalk horse, which could have been an ancestor of today’s racehorses, on an escarpment on the Berkshire Downs?
Uffington White Horse