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Googling a runner Iron Hague 2.50 Market Rasen Born in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, William 'Iron' Hague was British heavyweight champion between 1908 and 1911. He worked in a foundry that cast anvils and was able to straight arm lift two anvils. He would challenge any man to do the same and, if they could, he would pay a pound. He never had to pay anybody.

Easy as 1-2-3 1 In what year did The Minstrel win the Derby? 2 Who sponsors the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes?

123 3 What is the name of Hamdan Al Maktoum's breeding operation? Answers on page 74 won the Eclipse. The five-year-old, owned by centenarian Hope Iselin and ridden by Lester Piggott, triumphed by two and a half lengths from the very unlucky Park Top.

Odds-on Park Top was boxed in under Geoff Lewis and got out much too late to catch the inferior winner. The Duke of Devonshire's champion mare gained compensation in the King George three weeks later - ridden by Piggott.

The List 6 most recent British-trained Prix Jean Prat winners 1988 Lapierre Clive Brittain, Steve Cauthen 1995 Torrential John Gosden, Frankie Dettori 1997 Starborough David Loder, Frankie Dettori 1998 Almutawakel Saeed Bin Suroor, Frankie Dettori 1999 Golden Snake Barry Hills, Michael Hills 2001 Olden Times John Dunlop, Pat Eddery

Who am I? Sixty-six career starts, ten wins and three of them came in one race. I suppose the conditions of that Newmarket contest suited me - the distance, ground, guaranteed fast gallop and contours of the track always bringing my famed finish into play. The race is named after the owner of the first Epsom Derby winner, but for a few years I made it my own.

Answer on page 74 Compiled by Andrew Pennington, John Randall, Nicholas Godfrey and James Hill
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jul 5, 2009
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