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Ontario Racing Trivia Contest: Week 8

Week #8 Question:

Q: Who won back-to-back O’Brien Awards as Trainer of the Year in 1991 and 1992?


Email your answer (must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 4) to: [email protected]

Photo by John Watkins.
 
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Ontario Racing (OR) is featuring a weekly contest, where racing fans will have the opportunity to answer a trivia question. One winner will be selected each week for the contest that runs until April 8.
 
The weekly prize will be an Ontario Sires Stakes (www.ontariosiresstakes.com) hoodie.
 
At the end of the contest, each weekly winner will be eligible for the grand prize (dinner for two at any Ontario racetrack of their choice). One winner will be drawn for the grand prize.
 
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Week #7 Question /Answer:
 
Q: Who won the 1998 O’Brien Award as Horse of the Year?
 
A: Odies Fame
 
Winner: Vanessa Powell
 
Week #6 Question /Answer:
 
Q: Which driver has captured the most O’Brien Awards?
 
A: Doug Brown, seven, 1989, ’90, ’91 (tie), ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96
 
Winner: Wai Bing Leung
 
Week #5 Question /Answer:
 
Q: What year did Canada host its first $1 million harness race?
 
A: 1987, North America Cup
 
Winner: John Crake
 
Week #4 Question /Answer:
 
Q: What year did Clinton Raceway host its first Legends Day event?
 
A: 2001
 
Winner: Tresa McBeth
 
Week #3 Question /Answer:
 
Q: Who was the first Ontario Sired horse to win the Hambletonian Final?
 
A: Yankee Paco (2000, driven by Trevor Ritchie, by Balanced Image)
 
Winner: Ingrid Hentsch
 
Week #2 Question / Answer:
 
Q: What year was the first sub-1:50 mile recorded in Ontario?
 
A: 1995 (Ball And Chain/Doug Brown, 1:49.4, Woodbine Racetrack, Canadian Pacing Derby elimination)
 
Winner: David Oliphant
 
Week #1 Question / Answer
 
Q: What year were the first Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals held?
 
A: 2000
 
Winner: Mark Border

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