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Some come as big, strong, broken horses who have been backed and ridden without any thought of starting stalls, some come from other trainers and some come from abroad, where McCririck naively believes the trainers are better.
Turbo Linn still needs the kid glove treatment at the start but at least she got into the starting stalls unlike another favourite, Escape Route, who dumped jockey Robert Havlin and had to be withdrawn before the mile handicap.
RaceTech, which introduced starting stalls to Britain in 1965, believes Yarborough's death is the first linked to the mechanisms.
ON television recently I saw the top American economics expert Alan Greenspan, looking like he had just seen the four horsemen of the apocalypse being loaded into the starting stalls, warning of a global economic tsunami.
Favourite Notable Guest got upset in the starting stalls and finished last.
RACING at Hamilton Park yesterday was thrown into chaos after a section of the starting stalls overturned after the fourth race.
As revealed in Mirror Racing on Saturday, the injury Moore sustained to his neck in a starting stalls incident at Newmarket on Thursday would cost him at least a month on the sidelines.
Stewards concluded the problem was caused by a damaged valve in the starting stalls.
SOME progress appeared to be made yesterday in the controversy surrounding the new Steriline starting stalls which are in use at 17 of Britain's 35 racecourses.
Warwickshire were sent reeling as Norfolk rocketed out of the starting stalls in the Middleton Cup inter-county bowls championship semi-finals at Worthing.
Judging by his quick return to the fray, Andrea Atzeni's mount took very little out of himself, and it would be no surprise to see this horse - who appears to be overcoming his aversion to the starting stalls having refused to enter them on his intended seasonal re-appearance - make an impression at the top level before his racing days are over.
Nigel Twiston-Davies has devised a plan for the Middleham Park-owned runner which includes a set of starting stalls, his son Willy and a Flat debut in a 1m4f maiden at Doncaster this afternoon.