A place where old or injured animals are taken to be slaughtered: figurative in 1989, the firm was ready for the knacker’s yard
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- Horse lover Caroline Noble, from Melbourne, near York, saved Scartho Top from the knacker's yard in 1999 and has trained her to become a top endurance racer against all the odds.
- Charro, a 10-year-old thoroughbred cross Appaloosa mare, was too dangerous to handle and destined for the knacker's yard until a ‘horse whisperer’ took over the reins.
- ‘We will play a few younger lads because I don't want to send some of the older lads to the knacker's yard too early,’ smiles the skipper.