As we age, it’s important to keep our minds active and engaged. One great way to do that is by learning and having fun with trivia quizzes. And what better way to get seniors excited than with a Kentucky Derby quiz? The Kentucky Derby is one of the most prestigious horse racing events in the world, and it’s been captivating audiences for over a century. This quiz is an excellent opportunity for seniors to learn some interesting facts about the history and culture surrounding this iconic event.
Whether you’re an activity coordinator at an aged care facility or just someone who wants to entertain your loved ones, this Kentucky Derby quiz is sure to be a hit. With questions ranging from the history of the race to the names of famous jockeys and horses, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, get ready to saddle up and test your knowledge with this exciting and engaging quiz that will have seniors cheering for their favorite horses and jockeys.
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In what U.S. state is the Kentucky Derby held?
What is the distance of the Kentucky Derby race?
1 and 1/4 miles (2.01 kilometers)
What is the name of the Churchill Downs’ signature drink served at the Kentucky Derby?
What is the name of the blanket of roses given to the winner of the Kentucky Derby?
The Garland of Roses
Who won the first Kentucky Derby in 1875?
Who holds the record for the fastest time in Kentucky Derby history?
Secretariat, with a time of 1:59 2/5 in 1973
What is the name for a male horse that has been castrated?
What is the name of the Kentucky Derby’s trophy?
The Kentucky Derby Trophy
Who is the only jockey to have won the Kentucky Derby five times?
What is the term used to describe a horse that has won all three of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes?
Triple Crown Winner
What is the name of the horse that won the Triple Crown in 2018?
What is the name of the legendary horse that won the Triple Crown in 1973?
What is the name of the race that is the second leg of the Triple Crown?
The Preakness Stakes
What is the name of a baby horse?
Who was the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby?
What is the name of a female horse?
What is the name of the famous song traditionally played at the Kentucky Derby?
“My Old Kentucky Home”
What is the name of the hat style that is traditionally worn by women at the Kentucky Derby?
Derby Hat or Kentucky Derby Hat
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