1) Name the members of the only three-generation chain of Belmont Stakes winners in American racing history.
That's Seattle Slew (1977), A.P. Indy (1992) and Rags to Riches (2007).
2) For 26 years, these two Belmont Stakes winners were pasture buddies with adjoining stallion paddocks, racing each other up and down their shared fence line and keeping one another company. Incidentally, both lived past the age of 30, ranking them among the oldest Belmont winners. Name them.
Stage Door Johnny (1968) and Arts and Letters (1969) had neighboring paddocks at Gainesway. Stage Door Johnny passed away in 1996 at the age of 31, and Arts and Letters headed on for greener pastures in 1998 at age 32.
3) This Belmont Stakes winner completed a rare double for his dam, as his full sister won the Belmont's filly counterpart, the Coaching Club American Oaks. Adding to the luster of this brother-sister duo, both were the champions of their divisions at 3. Name this classy pair.
Bimelech (Black Toney x La Troienne) won the Belmont in 1940, when he was American champion 3-year-old male; his full sister Black Helen won the CCA Oaks five years earlier and was American champion 3-year-old filly that year.
4) This Belmont Stakes winner was a horse of unquestioned courage on the track, yet had the nervous habit of chewing at his own hooves in his stall, much as a nervous human will chew his own fingernails. Name him.
This is none other than the immortal Man o' War, who inherited something of his dam Mahubah's high-strung disposition.
5) This Belmont Stakes winner was the first winner of an American Triple Crown race to have his victory aired on national television. Who was he, and which television station aired the race?
Citation's Belmont Stakes in 1948 was broadcast on CBS.
See you all on Friday for the regular trivia challenge!