One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The opening of the starting gate that begins a horse race.‘the race was won and lost at barrier rise’‘the horse was attacked from the barrier rise’
- ‘He let the horse roll along from barrier rise, opening up a break on the field.’
- ‘He has a full set of options from barrier rise.’
- ‘His hands with the reins shot forward at barrier rise.’
- ‘He missed the barrier rise by half a length.’
- ‘At barrier rise, 7-4 was obtainable.’
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