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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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Success for Swinbank has not always been instant, as just over ten per cent of his castrated runners won on their first starts as geldings, but 31 of the 66 he's gelded in the last four seasons were able to pick up a race within seven starts of the veterinary procedure.
Cumani said: "Mad Rush was gelded when he came back from Australia on the request of his owner, and has been happy since the operation.
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.
He showed progressive form last autumn after being gelded and on his final start of the campaign he beat a big field in fine style at Newmarket in October.