Definition of barrier rise in English:

barrier rise


NZ, Australian
  • 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.’