Ontario Racing (OR)
featured a weekly contest, starting January 8, where racing fans had the opportunity to answer a horse racing-related trivia question. One winner was selected each week for the contest that ends today, April 9.
The weekly prize was an Ontario Sires Stakes (www.ontariosiresstakes.com)
Now, 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.
Photo courtesy of Rideau Carleton Raceway.
Week #13 Question:
Q: What year did Bettors Delight win the Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt/Gelding O’Brien Award?
Winner: Dolly Powell
Week #12 Question:
Q: How many times did San Pail win the Older Trotting Horse/Gelding O’Brien Award?
A: Three (2009-11)
Winner: Leighton Cooper
Week #11 Question:
Q: In which year did Bee A Magician win Canadian and U.S. Horse of the Year honours?
Winner: Brett Authier
Week #10 Question:
Q: Which driver won back-to-back O’Brien Awards in 2012-13 and 2015-16?
A: Sylvain Fillion
Winner: Linda Trayhurn
Week #9 Question:
Q: Which driver won the most races in Canada in 2017?
A: Bob McClure (506)
Winner: Jeff Crawford
Week #8 Question /Answer:
Who won back-to-back O’Brien Awards as Trainer of the Year in 1991 and 1992?
A: Bob McIntosh
Winner: Sarah Border
Week #7 Question /Answer:
Who won the 1998 O’Brien Award as Horse of the Year?
A: Odies Fame
Winner: Vanessa Powell
Week #6 Question /Answer:
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?
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?
Winner: Mark Border