What does the Starter do before a race?

29 Apr 14

The Starter will arrive down at the Start about ten minutes before the scheduled start time for the race.   For Flat races, they will test the Stalls, and brief the Stalls Handlers on any horses that are likely to need special equipment or handling.  This might mean using a blindfold on a horse, or putting it into the Stalls late on in the loading process.  For Jump races they test the Starting Gate.