BUT that's not the challenge for this week. Instead, as I was flying to the conference, I went cross-country and as I flew over hill and dale, for some odd reason I kept seeing horse racing venues. They're surprisingly common (especially in more rural areas where you can easily spot many oval courses scattered around in the farmlands).
As I talked a few of my fellow travellers about what I was seeing, I started to think about the history of horses, and the following questions came up:
1. What was the price of a horse in 1918 in the United States? In particular, can you find an advertisement in a newspaper printed in 1918 for a horse that would measure 2 meters high? How much would such a horse cost?
2. What's the oldest horse racing course you can find that's around 5,800 feet in length? (The course may-or-may-not be in the US.)
3. What's the horse breed with a kind of gait that's particular to only that breed?
This last noe surprised me when I found this out. I had just assumed that all horses would walk / run / canter / gallop (etc.) in the same way. It's a little like finding out that people born in Rhode Island have a different way of running than everyone else!
When you find the answer, let us know HOW you found it.
(Note also that I'll be flying on Friday, so the answer for this week will also be delayed a bit.)