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hurdle

1. 
a. Athletics one of a number of light barriers over which runners leap in certain events
b. a low barrier used in certain horse races
2. Brit a sledge on which criminals were dragged to their executions
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The Nick Williams-trained Reve De Sivola will be looking to improve on his fourth place in the staying hurdle championship contest last March.
40 OLBG Mares' Hurdle (for the David Nicholson trophy) (2m 4f)
Trainer Nicky Henderson and Walters have had many sleepless nights over the Cheltenham target for the dual Aintree Hurdle winner.
WELSH owner Dai Walters has confirmed Oscar Whisky will remain over hurdles this season instead of embarking on a career over fences.
Perry and Felix received the International Association of Athletics Federations' top ranking for the second year in a row -- in the women's 100-meter hurdles and 200meters, respectively -- by a 36-member voting panel.
2 Foot Lead: On the return trip, turn your back to the hurdles and step back over each, maintaining the same leg position as in the knee lead (photo 1), but with the foot now leading over the hurdle.
This prompts food manufacturers to use milder preservation techniques and could be stimulating the current trend to hurdle technology.
The six-year-old has been restricted to just two runs over hurdles, finishing fourth behind Istabraq in the Smurfit Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March on the second occasion.
Financial managers use hurdle rates to decide on expansion and modernization plans and investments.
Japonica's patent-pending Top Quartile IRR Hurdle Rates demand performance superior to major asset class benchmarks.
It's neck and neck at the last before Hurricane Fly (blue) runs on to beat Jezki in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown last month When winning last month, Fiscal Focus, a 14-1 shot for the JCB Triumph Hurdle, gave McDonogh, trainer of iconic dual Champion Hurdle winner Monksfield, a welcome return to the big-race limelight.
Finally, the hurdler must practice take-off and landing at each hurdle.