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The Festive Quiz: Answers

08 January 2022

How many did you get right? Here are the answers to last week's Festive Quiz..

Answers are highlighted in bold.

  • If driving racecourse to racecourse which is the shorter travel distance and by how many kilometres?

Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille Borely (193km)


Paris Longchamp to Deauville? (195km)


  • The Listed Prix Yacowlef (1000m) has been held at Chantilly since 2016. Where was it held previously?
A - Longchamp     B - Deauville     C - Saint-Cloud   D- Maisons-Laffitte
  • El Morucho in a steeplechase at Nantes in 1972 was the first winner for which handler?
A - Alain de Royer Dupre   B - Andre Fabre   C - Freddie Head   D - Jean-Paul Gallorini

  • Which American jockey rode the 1993 French 2000 Guineas (Poule d'Essai des Poulains) winner Kingmambo?

A - Steve Cauthen   B - Jerry Bailey   C - Cash Asmussen   D - Gary Stevens

  • In July, which French-trained horse was an impressive winner of the G2 King George Stakes (1000m) at the Goodwood Festival in the UK?

A - Air De Valse     B - Berneuil     C - Suesa


  • How many French tracks took part in the 2021 Crystal Cup?

A - 3     B - 5     C - 6


  • Pour Moi famously won the G1 Epsom Derby (2400m) (UK) under jockey Mickael Barzalona but in what year?


A – 2010       B – 2011        C – 2012

  •  Sagaro won three consecutive G1 Ascot Gold Cups (4200m) (UK) between 1975 and 1977, who was the trainer?

A - François Boutin     B - Alain de Royer-Dupré       C - Freddy Head


  • Which top flat trainer has won the G1 Grand Steeplechase de Paris (6000m) as both a jockey and trainer?
A - Jean-Claude Rouget   B - Andre Fabre   C - Francois Rohaut   D - Henri-Alex Pantall

  • In November, which driver secured his 200th winner in the sulky this season, courtesy of Huta Jazz?

A - Yoann Lebourgeois     B - Eric Raffin     C - Jean-Michel Bazire


  • Which veteran jump jockey rode his first Group race winner on La Danza at Auteuil in November?
A - Olivier Jouin   B - Romain Julliot   C - Thomas Beaurain   D - Morgan Regairaz

  • Since 1995 three horses have registered back-to-back victories in the G1 Grand Steeplechase de Paris (6000m). Which of these didn't?

A - Mid Dancer   B - So French   C - Docteur de Ballon   D - Princesse d'Anjou (she won it twice but not in consecutive years)


  • Which ex-French trained horse won the final race part of the 2021 Crystal Cup Cross-Country challenge at Cheltenham (UK) in December? 

A - Easysland      B - Diesel D'Allier    C -  Blason D'Or


  • Which trainer recently secured their first Group One success when winning the G1 Criterium Des 3 Ans (2700m) with Idyllee Speed.

A - Tony Le Beller     B - Laurent-Claude Abrivard     C - François Pierre Bossuet