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Nico de Boinville riding Coneygree clears the last to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Nico de Boinville riding Coneygree clears the last to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup © Getty Images

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  • A National treasure

    A National treasure

    Which horse finished third, second and first in successive Grand Nationals?

  • Cheltenham's triumph

    Cheltenham's triumph

    The Triumph Hurdle, now a fixture at Cheltenham, was originally run somewhere else. Where?

  • Horses for courses

    Horses for courses

    Kempton Park and which other course have a race named after Desert Orchid?

  • A great rivalry

    A great rivalry

    My Dad told me that when Arkle took on Mill House in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, there were no other horses in the race. Is he right?

  • Winning on both sides of the border

    Winning on both sides of the border

    I noticed that Earth Summit won both the English and Scottish Grand Nationals. How many other horses have done this?

  • A famous chase

    A famous chase

    Southern Hero was the first winner of which famous horse race, in 1937?

  • In search of a name

    In search of a name

    I just watched Dodging Bullets win the Tingle Creek steeplechase at Sandown Park. But where is Tingle Creek?

  • Dessie a class apart

    Dessie a class apart

    Has any horse won the King George VI Chase at Kempton more often than Desert Orchid?

  • Heart trouble

    Heart trouble

    Which Grand National-winning jockey later had a heart transplant?

  • A foreign affair

    A foreign affair

    The winner of this year's Melbourne Cup was trained in Germany. Was this a first?

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