Here is an Melbourne Cup Quiz we have put together to share with your residents in aged care.
Challenge the mind and test their knowledge.
What is a mature female horse called?
What breed of horse is used in Australia for racing?
What is the piece of metal called that goes in a horses mouth when riding it?
Where is a fetlock on a horse?
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?
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?
What is the strap called that goes under a horses stomach to hold the saddle on?
What colour do you call a horse that has a brown body with a black mane & tail?
What is the name of the starting gates called that the horses jump out at the beginning of a race?
What is the shop called in Australia where you go to place a bet?
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?
Which week in November on a Tuesday is the Melbourne Cup always run, first week, second, third or last week?
Who was the first and only lady jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015?
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It is withdrawn from a race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?
What is the name of the person who puts shoes on a horse and cares for their hoof care?
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