This fine horse was a champion in his own right, but he also gained a unique place in racing history by becoming the first horse to defeat two American Triple Crown winners during the course of his racing career. Name him.
RC ran the tables with last week's challenge, coming up with 1) Assault, 2) Chateaugay, 3) Colonial Affair and Julie Krone, 4) Point Given, and 5) Hastings. This week's challenge involves a champion whose Kentucky Derby victory not only made his sire the sire of two Derby winners but also the sire of the two longest shots to win the race up to that time. Who was this Derby winner, and who was the other longshot winner for his sire?
This week's trivia challenge is a special five-part quiz centered on the Belmont Stakes. Can you come up with the answers by post time?
1) When this champion won the Belmont Stakes, he got a chocolate cake decorated in his stable's colors. For the remainder of his career, he got a similar cake after every victory. Who was he?
2) This champion raced in the Belmont with a "lucky" chicken bone tied to his bridle, which was supposedly added to his equipment because his owner was attempting to practice "voodoo" on the colt's behalf. Who was he?
3) When this colt won the Belmont Stakes, it marked the first victory in an American Triple Crown race by a female jockey. Name this horse and his rider.
4) This Belmont Stakes winner was the first horse to win four consecutive races with purse values of US$1 million or more. Name him.
5) This notoriously ugly-tempered horse became the first of two American Classic winners produced by his dam when he won the Belmont Stakes. He was even worse-tempered as a stallion than he had been as a racer, so much so that a special runway was built between his stall and his paddock to minimize the need for human contact with him. Who was he?
The first stakes winner to carry her owner's silks, this notable broodmare was a Classic winner during her own racing career but was a better producer than runner. She produced two champions but was never named a Broodmare of the Year. Who was she?
I'm Avalyn Hunter, an author, pedigree researcher and longtime racing fan with a particular interest in Thoroughbred mares and their contributions to the history of the breed.