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Melbourne Cup Quiz

Activities for Seniors | By Debbie Davison
Here is an Melbourne Cup Quiz we have put together to share with your residents.
Challenge the mind and test their knowledge.

What is a mature female horse called?
Mare

What breed of horse is used in Australia for racing?
Thoroughbred

What is the piece of metal called that goes in a horses mouth when riding it?
Bit

Where is a fetlock on a horse?
Foot

Where is a wither on a horse?
between its shoulders

Where is a frog located on a horse?
Under its hoof

What is the name of the racecourse in Melbourne were the cup is run?
Flemington

How long is the race for the Melbourne Cup?
2 miles or 3200 meters

What is the name of the often bright coloured and patterned jacket & cap jockeys wear when riding in races?
Colours or silks


Which famous race horse can be viewed at the Melbourne museum?
Phar lap

What is the strap called that goes under a horses stomach to hold the saddle on?
Girth

What colour do you call a horse that has a brown body with a black mane & tail?
Bay

What is the name of the starting gates called that the horses jump out at the beginning of a race?
Barriers

What is the shop called in Australia where you go to place a bet?
TAB

What 2 things can a lady wear on her head at the races?
Hat or fascinator

The Melbourne Cup is known as the race that?
stops a nation

What day of the week in November is the Melbourne Cup run on every year?
Tuesday

Which week in November on a Tuesday is the Melbourne Cup always run, first week, second, third or last week?
First

Who was the first and only lady jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015?
Michelle Payne

If a horse is scratched from a race what does this mean?
It is withdrawn from a race

If a horse is described as a maiden at the races what does this mean?
A horse who has never won a race

When is it a horses birthday in Australia every year?
August 1st

What is the name of the person who puts shoes on a horse and cares for their hoof care?
Farrier

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About the Author
Debbie Davison
Debbie is the owner of Memory Lane Therapy and an experienced Activity coordinator for Aged care. Her passion is Music, Arts, Crafts and making people Laugh and Smile.

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