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Racing: Miscellaneous

Trainers

Scottish trainer, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever: Champion Trainer 10 times; trained 25 Classic winners (four Derbies, eight Oaks, six 1,000 Guineas, three 2,000 Guineas, four St. Leger) – including Frankel (2,000 Guineas winner 2011); died of cancer in 2013, aged 70 Click to show or hide the answer
Trainer of Best Mate – three times Cheltenham Gold Cup winner (2002–4) Click to show or hide the answer
Became the most successful National Hunt trainer ever in 2000, passing 3,000 winners, including Minnehoma in the 1994 Grand National; son David trained Comply or Die to victory in 2008 Click to show or hide the answer
Became Britain's most successful trainer ever in 2018 when Frankie Dettori rode his 4,194th winner Click to show or hide the answer

Breaks

Racing in Britain and Ireland cancelled for more than five weeks due to foot and mouth disease, mainly confined to the North Midlands and North Wales Click to show or hide the answer
Cheltenham Festival cancelled due to foot and mouth disease Click to show or hide the answer
Racing cancelled for five days due to equine flu Click to show or hide the answer

Other

The official birthday of all racehorses (in Britain) Click to show or hide the answer
Age of horses for any of the five English classics Click to show or hide the answer
Horses backed in a "round robin" Click to show or hide the answer
Horses backed in a Yankee Click to show or hide the answer
Shortest distance for a flat race, under English (Jockey Club) rules Click to show or hide the answer
Maximum number of characters (including spaces) allowed in a racehorse's name Click to show or hide the answer
Shoes (for racing) are made of Click to show or hide the answer
Jockey's name preceded by "Mr." – signifies Click to show or hide the answer
Bookmakers went on strike at Windsor, in 1925, in protest against Click to show or hide the answer
Stables in Dubai and Newmarket, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Click to show or hide the answer
The world's richest race (run in Tokyo) Click to show or hide the answer
Governing body of racing in the UK Click to show or hide the answer
Royal Ascot takes place in (month) Click to show or hide the answer
Berkshire village: England's second largest centre for racehorse training, after Newmarket Click to show or hide the answer
"Shedding a plate" Click to show or hide the answer
Word used for a horse that has never won a race, and in the names of races that only such horses are allowed to enter Click to show or hide the answer
Breeding farm founded in 1916 by Colonel William Hall–Walker (later Lord Wavertree) Click to show or hide the answer
Minimum winning distance in British racing Click to show or hide the answer
Royal Ascot was instituted in 1711 by Click to show or hide the answer
Second shortest winning distance in British racing (after a Nose) Click to show or hide the answer
Scurry Click to show or hide the answer
First use in the UK was at Newmarket in 1965 Click to show or hide the answer
The two types of obstacle race Large, fixed obstacles Click to show or hide the answer
Smaller, flexible obstacles Click to show or hide the answer
The final turn on Epsom racecourse (where they enter the home straight): gave its name to a railway station and a public house Click to show or hide the answer
Family that has recorded the pedigrees of racehorses in Britain since 1793, on behalf of the Jockey Club, and controls their names (including imposing the 18 letter limit) Click to show or hide the answer

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