Breeders’ Cup Trivia
Think you know your Breeders’ Cup history? Let’s find out. Take the Daily Racing Blog BC quiz. Answers further down in this post. No Googling!
1. Who’s the only person to have won a Breeders’ Cup race as both as a jockey and a trainer?
2. Who’s the oldest horse to win a Breeders’ Cup race?
3. Who’s the youngest trainer to win a Breeders’ Cup race?
4. Jockey Mike Smith has a commanding lead with 26 Breeders’ Cup wins during his career and more than $35 million in earnings. Who is tied for 2nd in wins and is alone in second for most earnings?
5. Bob Baffert has earned the most money as a trainer at the Breeders’ Cup (14 wins, $27.6 million), but who has the most victories?
6. The U.S. has obviously produced the most BC winners (253) but which country has the second most?
7. Who has the biggest winning margin in Breeders’ Cup history?
Breeders’ Cup Trivia Answers
1. Freddie Head, won the BC Mile back-to-back as a jockey on MIESQUE (1987, 1988); and as a trainer he won the BC Mile three straight years with GOLDIKOVA (2008-2010).
2. CALIDOSCOPIO, a shipper from Argentina won the 2012 BC Marathon at age 9.
3. Craig Dollase (age 27) with RERAISE in the 1998 BC Sprint
4. John Velazquez and Jerry Bailey are tied for second in Wins with 15 each, while Johnny V. stands alone in second with earnings of a little north of $25 million.
5. D. Wayne Lukas has 20 BC victories worth $22.5 million in prize money.
6. Ireland with 28.
7. INSIDE INFORMATION won the 1995 BC Distaff by 13 & 1/2 lengths.
Stay sharp race fans the two-day Breeders’s Cup event begins on Friday. The Daily Racing Blog will provide post positions and Morning Line odds as they become available.