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WASHINGTON, May 12, 1998 – What race course of horse racing's "Triple Crown" has the shortest track?

Pimlico (The Preakness) 1.1875 miles. (Churchill Downs is 1.25 miles, Belmont Park is 1.5 miles)

When was the first Kentucky Derby held?

1875

After not seeing a Triple Crown Winner since Citation in 1948, three horses won the Triple Crown in the 1970s. Name them.

Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978)

How many Unsers have won the Indianapolis 500?

Three: Al Unser Sr. (1970, 1971, 1978, 1987), Bobby Unser (1968, 1975, 1981), and Al Unser, Jr. (1992 and 1994)

Since 1960, how many World Driving Champions (Formula 1) have won the Indianapolis 500?

Four. Jimmy Clark (World Champion 1963 and 1965, Indy Winner 1965), Graham Hill (World Champion 1962, Indy Winner 1966), Mario Andretti (World Champion 1978, Indy Winner 1969) and Emerson Fittipaldi (World Champion 1972 and 1974, Indy Winner 1989 and 1993)

Name the four-time winners of the Indianapolis 500.

A.J. Foyt (1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977); Al Unser, Sr. (1970, 1971, 1978 and 1987); and Rick Mears (1979, 1984, 1988 and 1991)

Who was the last American to win an Olympic gold medal in ski jumping?

No American has ever won an Olympic gold medal in ski jumping

What athlete receives the Norris Trophy?

The top defenseman in the National Hockey League

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