Autumn Season Quiz

As point-to-point action gets back underway, test your knowledge on some of the standout moments from Autumn point-to-point in years gone by.
In what year was the Autumn season introduced?
With the Foot & Mouth crisis wiping out a large portion of the spring season in 2001, a first-ever autumn campaign was introduced to compensate hunts and handlers for the loss.
What was the first course to host an autumn point-to-point in that first year?
The Route point-to-point was the first-ever point-to-point in the Autumn at the Co. Derry venue.
Fundamentalist is one of two horses to have won between the flags during the Autumn before going on to win a Grade 1 race at the Cheltenham Festival later that same season. Who was his point-to-point handler?
What other horse has achieved this feat?
Brindisi Breeze won his four-year-old maiden at Loughrea in October 2011, and five months later he was in the winner's enclosure at the Cheltenham Festival, having beaten Boston Bob in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.
Silver Birch won the 2007 Aintree Grand National having started his season by finishing third in an Open Lightweight five months earlier. What course was this at?
Silver Birch finished third to Captain Moonlight at the Co. Westmeath venue before going on to land the most famous race in the world months later.
Salsify won the Champion Hunter Chase in 2011, four months after winning his maiden at Lisronagh. The 2010 Punchestown Champion also won his maiden at the Tipperary course, who was it?
Enda Bolger's charge burst onto the Hunter Chase scene in 2010, with his Punchestown Festival coming at the age of five, less than a month after winning his maiden at the Tipperary venue.
Which horse made headlines for winning a Kirkistown Open Lightweight in November 2016 despite initially having been left at the start?
David Christie's star open performer had dropped a distance behind the pack by the opening fence, but reeled them back in to ultimately defeat Mr Bolt by two lengths.
Autumn 2012 saw Annacotty, Foxrock & Western Warhorse among the 4YO winners - of the 47 4YO winners that Autumn how many went on to win on the track?
Jamie Codd famously rode six winners at Tinahely point-to-point. Can you name the year?
Jamie rode his six-timer aboard horses for his late brother Willie Codd, Denis Murphy, Gordon Elliott, Liam Kenny, the late Pat Coffey and Sean Osborne
What course has achieved the highest ever entry during the Autumn term?
There were no fewer than 323 entries for the Dromahane fixture in December 2013.

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