Definition of saddling paddock in US English:

saddling paddock

noun

  • 1A paddock in which horses are prepared for a race.

  • 2Australian slang (a nickname for) a bar in the Theatre Royal, Melbourne, frequented by prostitutes in the 19th cent.; (hence) any place of assignation likened to this.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times.