Jump races – What happens when the horses arrive at the Start?

15 Apr 19

As there are no Stalls Handlers over the jumps, the Starter and his/her Assistant(s) will check the horses’ girths themselves, before informing the jockeys when there’s half a minute to go before the off. They can pull their goggles down and prepare themselves for racing. During this time, the horses will be circling in a defined area behind the Start itself.