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He said: "We met with representatives of the starting stalls handlers and their union official to discuss the situation at Dundalk last Friday.
FLOODED The starting stalls look marooned at Down Royal yesterday
Five of the eight races on last Wednesday's turf card at the Surrey track were abandoned on safety grounds after jockeys expressed concern at the condition of one section of the track, while another area was damaged when starting stalls got stuck.
Warwickshire were sent reeling as Norfolk rocketed out of the starting stalls in the Middleton Cup inter-county bowls championship semi-finals at Worthing.
Day two of the charity tipping contest in support of Prostate Cancer UK proved a little less fruitful than day one but David Williams of Ladbrokes managed to make his way out of the starting stalls after selecting The Gold Cheongsam at 11-4.
THE Turf Club's Appeals & Referrals Committee will tomorrow inquire into the failure of the new Italian starting stalls at Cork last month when the Ballyogan Stakes had to be started by flag.
The joke wears thin when he starts giving his opinion on things like starting stalls and the schooling of horses.
Rain had turned the going to heavy and officials were forced to dispense with the starting stalls for all eight races.
Anniversaries: 1623: Death of Pope Gregory XV; 1822: Death of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley; 1823: Death of Scottish painter Sir Henry Raeburn; 1836: Birth of Birmingham politician and social reformer Joseph Chamberlain; 1889: Last bare-knuckle world heavyweight boxing contest took place in Richburg, Mississippi; 1961: Angela Mortimer beat Christine Truman in first all-British women's singles final at Wimbledon since 1914; 1965: Starting stalls used for first time in Britain in Chesterfield Stakes at Newmarket; 1967: Death of actress Vivien Leigh; 1985: Death of Frank Hampson, creator of Dan Dare.
It could even be portable and travel with the starting stalls.
EMMERSON BOYCE admits getting trapped in the starting stalls is hampering Wigan's attempt to win their battle against relegation.
Tempers boiled over after Ginola's Magic played up in the starting stalls and later the colt's jockey Richard Hughes was fined pounds 250 after being involved in heated exchanges with the stewards in the weighing room.