Definition of starting gate in English:
noun(usually the starting gate)
A restraining structure incorporating a barrier that is raised at the start of a race, typically in horse racing and skiing, to ensure a simultaneous start: the first man out of the starting gate figurative we must increase productivity, otherwise we risk being left at the starting gate
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- Jockey Ed Cervantes was injured and taken to a hospital on Tuesday when his mount flipped in the starting gate before the fourth race at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.
- Reed sustained the fatal injury while attempting to load three-year-old Okie River Girl into the starting gate before the fifth race on Saturday.
- Freites complained of arm pain after being unseated when Local Forecast bumped a rival shortly after leaving the starting gate in the second race.
Definition of starting gate in:
- US English dictionary
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