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Derby Time

Dyann J Callahan

Derby, horse and Kentucky Derby facts

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3.Horses can drink up to ten gallons of _____a day.
5.The rider of a racehorse.
6.Giant white horses are carved in chalk on several hillsides in England. Some date back hundreds of years Folklore says that when King ______ of the Round Table returns to the throne, one of the chalk horses would get up and dance.
8.This type of racing was the first Olympic sport in 680 B.C.
11.A piece of riding equipment put over the horses' back as a type of brace and seat for the rider.
12.Fear of horses.
13.The Four Horses of the Apocalypse are said to signify the end of the world, ______ is on a black horse
15.Horses like ____ flavors and will usually reject anything sour or bitter, sugar cubes are a favorite.
16.All equipment used on a horse (bridle, saddle, halter, etc.)
19.The male ______ is the one who gets pregnant and delivers the baby seahorses.
20.The Four Horses of the Apocalypse are said to signify the end of the world, _____ is on a pale horse.
21.The Four Horses of the Apocalypse are said to signify the end of the world. ______ is on a white horse.
22.Measures how tall a horse is (one = four inches).
23.The Great __________ Race a 14-mile battle up and down the Ohio River. The boats vie each year for bragging rights and the coveted antlers to be displayed on their boat for a year.
24.Horses with pink skin can get a _____ when outside, so sunblock can help.
27.Like a fingerprint, every one of these horse relatives has a unique stripe pattern.
29.The Four Horses of the Apocalypse are said to signify the end of the world, ___ is on a red horse
32.In horse racing, a bet in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second, and third in exact order. The word comes from the related betting term, "perfecta."
33.There are over 100 species of this perennial plant of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae.
35.This in horse racing is the cash prize won by the owner, usually paid to the first five finishers; 50% is paid to the winner, 25% for place, 12% for third, 8% for fourth, and 5% for fifth.
36.A mature female horse.
37.The flat, grassy area inside of the track. The infield is best known for hosting the largest Kentucky Derby party.
40.In Norse mythology, Sleipnir is an eight-legged horse who is this god’s steed and is sometimes ridden to the location of Hel.
42.The Kentucky ____ is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies held the day before the Derby.
43.A stallion used for breeding.
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1.The best way to determine the age of a horse is by examining it’s _____.
2.“Most Exciting 2 Minutes in Sports.”
4.It is believed that the word for this savory stew originated in the 17th century on the high seas. These sailors used to subsist on an oatmeal-like porridge made from the Middle-Eastern grain, bulgur (or bulghur) wheat.
7.Free-roaming North American ________, for example, are the descendents of horses brought by Europeans more than 400 years ago. A nice muscle car too.
9.A Derby Official drink similar to the Mojito, but it uses powdered sugar and bruised mint.
10.Legend has it that these were invented by accident by a Chinese cook working in a field kitchen who happened to mix charcoal, sulphur and saltpeter (all commonly found in the kitchen in those days). The mixture burned and when compressed in an enclosure (a bamboo tube), the mixture exploded.
14.To win the Ky. Derby, Preakness Stakes in Maryland and the Belmont Stakes in New York is considered winning “The Triple ____.”
17.This word comes from cheval the French word for horse.
18.The Derby is frequently referred to as "The ___ for the Roses," because a lush blanket of 554 red roses is awarded to the Kentucky Derby winner each year.
23.A mature uncastrated male horse.
25.Millionaire’s ___ The premium seating area that houses all of the rich and famous Kentucky Derby guests during the races.
26.If a _____ in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
28.A mature female horse.
30.“The ______ of Roses,” a lush blanket of 554 red roses is awarded to the Kentucky Derby winner each year.
31."_________Over Louisville" Air Show that dazzles the crowd with more than 100 planes, aerobatics teams, daring sky diving groups and breathtaking stunts.
34.In Greek mythology Apollo delivered the ___ and the moon to the sky every day in his horse drawn chariot.
36.A young horse of either sex between the ages of birth and weaning.
38.The Kenctucky Derby is held on the first Saturday in May at Churchill _______.
39.Run for the Rose’ Local servers compete for prizes and pride as they race around a challenging obstacle course balancing six full glasses of ____.
41.A young male horse.

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