TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT 21ST CENTURY KY DERBY HISTORY

The Kentucky Derby quiz from last week covered the entire history of the race, since it began in 1875 through 2021.  The following quiz pertains only to Kentucky Derby history in the present century, from 2000-2021.  Answers to the questions are at the end of the quiz.

1) How many Kentucky Derby wins does Todd Pletcher have?

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1
2
3
4

2) What winner of the Derby has the fastest time?

American Pharoah
Monarchos
Justify
Nyquist
Mine That Bird

3) What winner of the Derby has the slowest time?

I’ll Have Another
Smarty Jones
Funny Cide
Super Saver
War Emblem

4) Which two second-place finishers were declared winners due to disqualification?

Fusaichi Pegasus and Orb
Mandaloun and Country House
Country House and Giacomo
Animal Kingdom and Smarty Jones
Funny Cide and Always Dreaming

5) Three jockeys each won the Derby three times.  They are John Velazquez, Victor Espinoza, and _____?

Calvin Borel
Joel Rosario
Kent Desormeaux
Jose Santos
Mike Smith

6) How many Kentucky Derby winners went on to sweep the Triple Crown?

0
1
2
3
4

7) Two geldings won the Kentucky Derby:  Mine That Bird and __________?

Orby
Funny Cide
Giacomo
Street Sense
War Emblem

8) 2021 Kentucky Derby winner Mandaloun and 2020 winner Authentic have the same sire.  Who is he?

Curlin
Quality Road
Uncle Mo
Into Mischief
Tapit

9) Which Derby winners were Eclipse Award champions as 2-year-olds?

None
American Pharoah, Nyquist, and Street Sense
American Pharoah, Justify, and Orb
Justify, Street Sense, and Super Saver
Barbaro, Justify, and California Chrome

10) H. Graham Motion trained Kentucky Derby winner ___________?

Always Dreaming
Country House
Big Brown
Animal Kingdom
Authentic

11. Bonus Question: The trainer of a Derby winner who was previously a champion equestrian (jumpers) and is a member of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame is:

Brad Cox
Bill Mott
Michael Matz
Art Sherman
Carl Nafzger

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Answers: 1. 2 (Super Saver and Always Dreaming); 2. Monarchos; 3. Super Saver; 4. Mandaloun and Country House; 5. Calvin Borel; 6. 2 (American Pharoah and Justify); 7. Funny Cide; 8. Into Mischief; 9. American Pharoah, Nyquist, and Street Sense; 10. Animal Kingdom; 11. Michael Matz.

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