Definition of barrier rogue in English:

barrier rogue

noun

Australian
  • A racehorse that regularly misbehaves when being placed into a starting gate.

    ‘a docile animal at home, he was a barrier rogue on the racetrack’
    • ‘His first appearance certainly did not go to plan as the barrier rogue played up in the stalls.’
    • ‘He was an expensive and highly rated Italian import who turned barrier rogue and never got to contest the race he was purchased for.’
    • ‘This isn't a demon horse or a barrier rogue or anything.’
    • ‘He was a barrier rogue with what jockey Tye Angland described as "a hair trigger" and a propensity to lose it at the sight of starting gates on raceday.’
    • ‘They had tendon problems or were terrible barrier rogues.’
    • ‘Former Hong Kong barrier rogue Senta De Noche can continue his unbeaten start to his career under Christian Reith at Rosehill on Saturday.’
    • ‘She had been something of a barrier rogue in her earlier days, but is now channelling her energy into winning races.’
    • ‘He was a bit of a barrier rogue and his own worst enemy coming out of the gates.’
    • ‘Former barrier rogue Street Fairy has finally broken through at a maiden at Gilgandra last Saturday.’
    • ‘The horse has forged a reputation as a barrier rogue and caused a stir when playing up in the stalls before a Flemington jump-out last week.’