Through The Stable Door

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Our exciting new Facebook competition – each Sunday we will give a clue to our followers about a famous and /or historical horse. A correct answer will be drawn at random to win a prize & announced on Monday evening.

1110, 2019


14: What was the name of the mythical winged stallion of Greek Mythology? The correct answer was Pegasus.

Pegasus is the mythical winged stallion of Greek mytholgy and is one of the most recognised divine creatures. According to legend, wherever this winged horse struck his hoof to the earth, a flowing inspirational water spring burst forth.

2009, 2019

Tiger Roll

13: Who was the first horse since Red Rum to win the Grand National back to back? The correct answer was Tiger Roll.

Tiger Roll is an Irish-bred thoroughbred racehorse who competes in national hunt racing and won the Grand National in both 2018 and 2019. Tiger Roll was the first horse since Red Rum to win the Grand National back to back.

2009, 2019

Seattle Slew

12: Which American Thoroughbred horse won the triple crown in 1977? The correct answer was Seattle Slew.

The American Thoroughbred race horse, won the Tripple Crown in 1977. He was tenth of thirteen horses to accomplish the feat. He is also one of two horses to have won the Tripple Crown while having been undefeated in any previous race. He was also honored in 1977 as Horse of the Year.

2108, 2019


11: Which retired, American champ won 19 of his 20 race career? The correct answer was Zenyatta.

The famous Zenyatta, a retired, American champion, Thoroughbred racehorse, was trained by John Shirreffs & guided by jockey Mike Smith for 17 of her 20 starts. Winning 19 consecutive races in a 20 race career, she’s definitely a star in BEDMAX’s eyes!

1208, 2019

Desert Orchid

10: Which powerful grey had 34 victories that included the 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup & four King George VI Chases? The correct answer was DESERT ORCHID.

Desert Orchid, known as Dessie, was an English, grey racehorse who achieved an iconic status in National Hunt racing. Adored by enthusiasts and won in total 34 races, including seven at Kempton, where four victories in the King George VI Steeple Chase underlined his immense talent.

508, 2019


9: Which toy horse featured in ‘Woody’s Roundup’? The correct answer was BULLSEYE

What is there not to love about Bullseye, introduced in Toy Story 2 and is extremely affectionate towards Woody, Jessie and the other toys. He has no voice, but does do a lot of neighing!