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29 Dec 2005 12:52 PST
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Question ID: 611003
Which racecourse was the first ever to use starting stalls?
Answered By: juggler-ga on 29 Dec 2005 13:35 PST
Hello. The Bahr starting gate was the first to keep each horse in a separate stall. Bahr starting stalls were first used at Hawthorne in Chicago, in 1928-29. "....starting stalls were introduced on a regular basis at Hawthorne, in Chicago, in 1929, and spread rapidly..." source: ExclusivelyEquine, cached by Google: http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:7fZT2IY5PQ8J:www.exclusivelyequine.com/isroot/eenew/SiteImages/PDFs/Excerpt_Ringers.pdf+%22starting+stalls+were+introduced&hl=en "1928... * The Bahr starting gate is introduced at Hawthorne." source: hawthorneracecourse.com http://www.hawthorneracecourse.com/hawthorne_news/history.php Also see: "...the Bahr starting gate, which keeps each horse in a separate stall..." ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22bahr+starting%22+%22separate+stall&btnG=Search ------------- search strategy: "starting stalls were introduced " I hope this helps.
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