For the Oaks:
1) In the history of the Kentucky Oaks, only three mares have produced multiple winners of the race. Name them and their Oaks-winning progeny.
Queenlike (produced 1906 winner King's Daughter and 1908 winner Ellen-a-Dale)
Blue Delight (produced 1952 winner Real Delight, 1953 winner Bubbley and 1956 winner Princess Turia)
Quaze (produced 1972 winner Susan's Girl and 1974 winner Quaze Quilt)
Duchess came closest to getting this one, naming Blue Delight as one of the mares involved.
2) While no filly has ever completed the Kentucky Oaks/Kentucky Derby double, three Oaks winners have placed in the Run for the Roses. Name them.
Flamma, 3rd in 1912
Bronzewing, 3rd in 1914
Viva America, 3rd in 1918
Congratulations to Ron Micetic, who named Viva America as one of the three.
3) Name the only filly to win both the Kentucky Oaks and the Canadian Oaks (now the Woodbine Oaks).
Gal in a Ruckus pulled off this double in 1995.
4) As just about everyone who's been paying attention knows, Kentucky Oaks favorite Rachel's Valentina is the daughter of 2008 victress Rachel Alexandra. What Oaks winner is the granddam of another of the Oaks starters?
2001 Oaks winner Flute is the granddam of 2016 Oaks starter Weep No More.
Andrea Bouwkamp spotted this one---good job!
5) Only one Kentucky Oaks winner has produced a winner of one of the major European Classic races. Name her and her Classic-winning son.
1977 Oaks winner Sweet Alliance is the dam of 1983 Irish Sweeps Derby (IRE-G1) winner Shareef Dancer.
Now for the Derby:
1) Name the youngest known Kentucky Derby winner.
Northern Dancer, a May 27 foal, was 2 years, 11 months and 5 days old when the 1964 Kentucky Derby ran on May 2.
Joanna was right on the money with this one.
2) No mare has ever produced two Kentucky Derby winners, but one Kentucky Derby winner has a full brother who won one of the other Triple Crown races. Name these Classic-winning siblings and their dam.
Whiskery, the 1927 Kentucky Derby winner, and Victorian, the 1928 Preakness Stakes winner, were both by Whisk Broom II out of two-time American champion filly Prudery.
3) What Kentucky Derby winner is buried in a pet cemetery?
Due to city ordinances forbidding the burial of animals within city limits, 1918 Kentucky Derby winner Exterminator was buried in a pet cemetery south of Binghamton, New York.
Joanna unearthed this bit of trivia as well (sorry, couldn't resist the pun!).
4) What Kentucky Derby winner was named for a brand of whiskey?
1914 victor Old Rosebud was named for a brand of whiskey produced by a distillery belonging to the family of his owner, Churchill Downs track secretary Hamilton Applegate.
A toast to Joanna, who got another one right!
5) This Kentucky Derby winner was sired by a horse that never won a race and begot just 14 foals. His dam also failed to win. Name this improbably-bred champion and his parents.
The unlikely pedigree sketch above belongs to 1928 Kentucky Derby winner Reigh Count, by Sunreigh out of Contessina.
Again, thanks to everyone who enjoyed this week's challenges. Keep your reference books handy---after this coming weekend's "normal" trivia question, there will be another special in honor of the Preakness Stakes.