But there was a stroke of good fortune for Fallon in the paddock before the race as Gift Horse lashed out with his hind legs, narrowly missing the jockey.
Most often, Storm Flag Flying has shown a tendency to freeze and not move while in the paddock before a race.
What is required to make the fence adequate depends upon the horses confined behind it, the proximity of the paddock or pasture to the highway, and the nature of the highway.
A different kind of scheme was going on in the paddock at the racecourse.
‘I'd never seen so many people in the paddock there after a race,’ Swan later said.
Residents in Little Lever have objected to plans to build an exercise paddock for horses at the rear of their homes.
As they were led back to the paddock after the race one wondered what was on the mind of Cahill after such a blistering performance on what was weather wise, a miserable day.
In terms of implications for animal welfare, the results of this in-depth study suggest that young horses should be paddock ed or provided with enriched stabling environments, ideally with access to pasture, to improve their behaviour and physiological well-being.
Furthermore, the track used an elevated wood-chip walking path in the infield for horses to cut through on their way from the backstretch to the paddock .
We're also having a paddock and dressage ring made for Gill's horses,’ says Marven.