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  • Heart trouble
  • Nov 20, 2014: Which Grand National-winning jockey later had a heart transplant?

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  • A foreign affair
  • Nov 14, 2014: The winner of this year's Melbourne Cup was trained in Germany. Was this a first?

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  • Wetherby course comes up short
  • Nov 13, 2014: The Charlie Hall Chase, supposedly run over a distance of three miles and 'about' one furlong, has been 78 yards short for the past five years.

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  • Treve magic
  • Oct 10, 2014: Treve won the Prix de l'Arc Triomphe for the second year running in 2014. How many other horses have done this?

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  • Arise, young Spieth
  • Oct 9, 2014: Jordan Spieth played in the 2014 Ryder Cup aged 21. Is he the youngest to appear in it?

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  • A class apart
  • Sep 17, 2014: Which course stages the most Group One races, and which the least?

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  • Channel hopping
  • Sep 9, 2014: Ajinkya Rahane took four catches for India against England at Edgbaston. Is he the first fielder to do this in a T20 international?

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  • Ruby's National treasure
  • Jul 31, 2014: The Grand National seems often to be won by a jockey who never wins it again. Who was the last man to win it twice?

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  • Australia claims a rare crown
  • Jun 18, 2014: Australia won the Derby in 2014. Has a horse with the name of a country ever won it before?

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  • Verdi, Vidi, Vici
  • May 21, 2014: Is it possible for a female horse to win the Epsom Derby?

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  • Super six for Quevega
  • Apr 15, 2014: Quevaga has won the Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham for the last six years. Has any other horse won it so often?

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  • Derby double
  • Mar 27, 2014: Peter Chapple-Hyam trained two Derby winners, 15 years apart. Was this a record?

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  • Jezki from Jetski?
  • Mar 26, 2014: I watched Jezki win the 2014 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Is the horse descended from the former Classic winner Jetski Lady?

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  • King for a Derby day
  • Feb 17, 2014: When was the Derby won by the reigning monarch, and when by the incumbent prime minister?

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  • Luck of the Irish at Aintree
  • Jan 29, 2014: How many Irish-trained horses have won the Grand National at the famous Aintree racecourse?

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  • Kempton joy for Desert Orchid
  • Dec 26, 2013: How many times did legendary jumper Desert Orchid run at Kempton, and what was his record?

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