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The 2012 NTF Xmas Quiz!

Ho Ho Ho racing fans! It’s that time of year again folks! The time for you all to get your thinking caps on in order to win some free bets courtesy of the good ship NTF (well Stan James really but you know what I mean!).

That’s right it’s time for the third annual NTF XMAS QUIZ!

It’s important to keep those brain cells ticking and buzzing away in these sub-zero temps (or in this weather it’s important to not let your brain stagnate and get waterlogged!!). The racing takes a mini-break from now until Boxing day to allow the jockeys to get some Xmas shopping done and enjoy the festivities (1 mince pie each please, no more!). So while they are out trudging round the shops you need to get your brains in gear and get stuck into the 13 posers I have set for you.

The winner of the quiz (drawn at random) will receive a free £20 bet from the good people at STAN JAMES with the runner-up (also drawn at random) receiving a free £10 bet. The good news is this is open to new AND existing customers of STAN JAMES so there really is no reason not to try your hand at the quiz. If you crack the NTF Quiz you could be in-line for a very handy post Xmas bonus.

The quiz rules are easy (and exactly the same as the past 2 years quizzes for those of you that took part). I have set out 13 ‘cryptic questions’ below and all you need to do is answer them. Then from each answer you need to collect a letter (you will be told which letter) so at the end you will have 13 letters. From those 13 letters you then need to use your anagram skills to spell out a name. The name you need to use your letters to spell out is 1 of the following –

  • A famous racehorse
  • A famous trainer
  • A famous Jockey

To make it slightly harder I’m not telling you what one it is!!

Once you have your answer you then need to email me at with the subject header reading – NTF Xmas Quiz. In the email itself I need you to give me all 13 answers as well as the 13 letter name that you think is the answer. Simple!

I’ll give you a couple of example questions from the past 2 quizzes –

Q1 – How you might describe Chris Hoy when he isn’t very happy? (2nd letter of answer)

A1 – PEDDLERS CROSS (you would have taken the letter E from this answer)

Q2 – If you don’t have one of these when you pee then you should probably go and see the doctor! (Clue: Has won a Hennessy) (1st letter of answer)

 A2 – STRONG FLOW (you would have taken the letter S from this answer)

If you want a full example then here is the link to last years quiz – NTF Xmas quiz 2011

OK with that? All clear? Excellent! Then lets begin the quiz proper.

p.s. All 13 answers are National Hunt racehorses that are currently in training.

The 2012 NTF Xmas Quiz

Q1 – He could be Beef Or Salmon’s younger brother? (6th letter of answer)

Q2 – Peter Scudamore & Lucinda Russell head out with Fred Astaire for an evening of dancing? (7th letter of answer)

Q3 – Stand to attention for Florence Griffith Joyner? (2nd letter of answer)

Q4 – The saucy Irish cousin of a current England & Man United striker? (6th letter of answer)

Q5 – This 4yo is burning brightly across the nation? (7th letter of answer)

Q6 – It wasn’t my first or even second objective… (1st letter of answer)

Q7 – What Microsoft founder Mr Gates could be called if he was a chain smoker? (7th letter of answer)

Q8 – Mo Farah has done plenty of these in his time? (5th letter of answer)

Q9 – Mrs NTF’s brother is down for Xmas so it will be ……….. for us? (6th letter of answer)

Q10 – This Paul Nicholls hurdler managed to ‘avoid’ winning ‘shots’ last season? (4th letter of answer)

Q11 – When I put my glasses back on the world suddenly becomes ……….. (2nd letter of answer)

Q12 – Flat supremo Stoute goes crazy?! (5th letter of answer)

Q13 – A Samsung phone that is as hard as stone? (1st letter of answer)

Answers must be with me by midnight Wednesday (or Boxing day to most of us!!) and the winner will be announced on either Thursday (27th) or Friday (28th).

You need to supply me with ALL 13 answers as well as the main 13 letter word (horse, trainer or jockey) to be entered in to the hat to win one of the FREE STAN JAMES bets.

So get cracking and best of luck to you all!

Remember answers need to be sent here >>>

Big thanks to STAN JAMES for stumping up the FREE BET prizes.

Ben (NTF)

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