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Racing: Horses

Lester Piggott's nine Derby winners

1954 Click to show or hide the answer 1957 Click to show or hide the answer 1960 Click to show or hide the answer
1968 Click to show or hide the answer 1970 Click to show or hide the answer 1972 Click to show or hide the answer
1976 Click to show or hide the answer 1977 Click to show or hide the answer 1983 Click to show or hide the answer

Willie Carson's four Derby winners

1979 Click to show or hide the answer 1980 Click to show or hide the answer 1989 Click to show or hide the answer 1994 Click to show or hide the answer

Cheltenham Gold Cup: multiple winners

5 wins1932 19331934 19351936 Click to show or hide the answer
3 wins1948 19491950    Click to show or hide the answer
3 wins1964 19651966    Click to show or hide the answer
3 wins2002 20032004    Click to show or hide the answer
2 wins1929 1930     Click to show or hide the answer
2 wins1970 1971     Click to show or hide the answer
2 wins2007 2009     Click to show or hide the answer

Other

2015: first American Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes) winner since 1978 Click to show or hide the answer
Horse, belonging to King George V, that trampled Emily Davison in the 1913 Derby (she died four days later) Click to show or hide the answer
Three times Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, 1964–6; widely regarded as the greatest National Hunt horse of all time Click to show or hide the answer
Three times Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, 2002–4, collapsed and died of a suspected heart attack while running at Exeter, November 2005 Click to show or hide the answer
Named after a Conan Doyle character; won 17 of 18 starts, including the 2,000 guineas in 1971 Click to show or hide the answer
The only horse to win the Champions Hurdle (1984) and Cheltenham Gold Cup (1986) Click to show or hide the answer
Popular and successful steeplechaser, a grey: first to win the King George VI Chase four times (1986, 1988, 1989, 1990); also won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1989 Click to show or hide the answer
Winner of the first Derby (1780) Click to show or hide the answer
Only horse to win the 'English' (1998), Scottish (1994) and Welsh (1998) Grand Nationals Click to show or hide the answer
English thoroughbred (great–grandson of the Darley Arabian through his sire, and grandson of the Godolphin Arabian through his dam), bred by the Duke of Cumberland (victor of Culloden, who died 19 months after the horse's birth) – retired undefeated 1771 at the age of 7 as no other horses could compete – gave its name to a race held at Sandown Park in July and also the USA's most prestigious racing awards Click to show or hide the answer
First horse to regain the Cheltenham Gold Cup (i.e. to win it in two non–consecutive years – 2007, 2009); first to win the King George VI Chase four consecutive times (2006–2009) – also won in 2011 Click to show or hide the answer
Interrupted Kauto Star's run of King George VI Stakes wins in 2010 (actually run in January 2011) – but the latter was found to have burst a blood vessel and therefore was well below par Click to show or hide the answer
First horse to win the Melbourne Cup three times (2003–5) Click to show or hide the answer
1970: ridden by Lester Piggott, won the "Triple Crown" (Derby, 2,000 Guineas, St. Leger) – the first horse to do so since Bahram in 1935, and the last to date (2017) Click to show or hide the answer
Canadian–bred thoroughbred, 1961–90: described (in Wikipedia) as "the greatest sire of the 20th century" – subject of a 2006 biography entitled The Kingmaker Click to show or hide the answer
1985: Steve Cauthen won the Oaks, the 1,000 Guineas and the St. Leger on Click to show or hide the answer
Sir Gordon Richards's only Derby winner (1953) Click to show or hide the answer
Bought in 1972 for £6,000 (guineas?) on behalf of Noel le Mare, a wealthy north–west building entrepreneur; suffered from an inflammatory bone condition, generally thought to be incurable, but soon cured by his new trainer Click to show or hide the answer
Part–owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, raced 2001–2; subject of a much–publicised dispute over the exact terms of ownership, with John Magnier (described as "Ireland's leading thoroughbred stud owner"); won 10 of its 13 races Click to show or hide the answer
US racehorse that became an unlikely champion during the Great Depression, and thus a symbol of hope to millions; beat the seemingly invincible War Admiral in "the Match of the Century", 1938; subject of a 1944 film and a 2001 book, the latter filmed in 2003 Click to show or hide the answer
Won the 2000 Guineas, the Derby and the Arc de Triomphe in 2009 – an unprecedented treble Click to show or hide the answer
Won the Derby by a record 10 lengths in 1981 Click to show or hide the answer
First horse to win the English Triple Crown (1853) Click to show or hide the answer

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