How many winners did John Francome and Peter Scudamore ride the year they tied for the champion jump jockey title?
Fred Cooke, Norwich
JUDGE: Both rode 120 winners in the 1981-2 season. Scudamore was
injured in a fall in April and Francome sportingly retired for the
season when he rode his 120th winner at Uttoxeter on 1 June.
Which horse was first to win the Eclipse Stakes in successive years in post-war racing?
Bob Marsh, Chesterfield
JUDGE: Mtoto performed the double in 1987 and 1988, each time ridden by
South African jockey Michael Roberts. Polyphontes (1924-5) had been the
last horse to win the race two years running.
What price was the Queen's horse, Dunfermline, when it won the Oaks?
J.E. Davies, Pontypool
JUDGE: Dunfermline was 6-1 when Willie Carson drove her to victory in
the 1977 Jubilee Oaks. Carson completed a Classic double by winning the
St Leger on Dunfermline.
Which horse was first past the post in the Grand National that never was?
Terry Patience, Birkenhead
JUDGE: The 150th Grand National at Aintree on 3 April 1993 was declared
void after a fiasco of false starts. Seven horses and riders carried on
and com pleted the course oblivious to the fact that the race had been
abandoned. The horses that finished were, in order: Esha Ness,
Cahervillahow, Romany King, The Committee, Givus a Buck, On the Other
Hand and Laura's Beau.