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GELD, old Eng. law. It signifies a fine or compensation for an offence; also, rent, money or tribute.

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Pilansberg was listed in the Racing Post as a colt on the day he won a novice hurdle at Fakenham last month but had been gelded. Nicholls, Twiston-Davies, Dunlop, Keith Dalgleish, Nigel Hawke and Brendan Powell were each fined PS200 for breaches.
"Red Hammer is a very good-looking gelding and maybe not coincidentally is by the same sire as Peace And Co [Falco], while Khezerabad has just been gelded. He's having a short break before he starts his schooling.
Trainers are required to notify the office of the Racing Calendar five days before any horse runs after being gelded.
THE BHA is to investigate why racegoers and punters were left unaware that Danum Dancer had been gelded before he won at Southwell on Tuesday.