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water jump

a ditch, brook, or pond over which athletes or horses must jump in a steeplechase or similar contest
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Such logic would lead to every plain fence being dug up and replaced with water jumps.
It's review of the season maintains water jumps are the "worst" in racing.
HUNTINGDON has replaced its water jump with a new fence of the same dimensions but with blue AstroTurf instead of water, writes David Lawrence.
BHA figures show that, since the specifications of water jumps were changed in 2000, six horses have been killed at the fences, making them, according to BHA chief course inspector Richard Linley, "the safest obstacle on a racecourse".
STRATFORD, the first course to remove its water jump, has gone against the flow by rebuilding the fence by the track's winning line, writes Bruce Jackson
I believe water jumps are quite popular with racegoers when they are immediately in front of the crowd, as is the case at Newbury.
Water jumps, although unpopular with professionals, provide a spectacle in front of the stands at Haydock, Newbury Ludlow and on the Grand National course at Aintree.
KEMPTON will stage racing without a water jump following the track's multi-million-pound redevelopment, writes Bill Barber.
ALL chases run at Market Rasen from next Saturday will once again involve a water jump.
Market Rasen has decided to retain a water jump, despite it having claimed the life of novice chaser Shahrani earlier this month, writes Graham Green.
THE Market Rasen water jump that caused the death of novice chaser Shahrani last weekend is to be omitted when the course races again on Sunday.
He referred to a career-threatening injury incurred by his chaser Nevada Royale when making a mistake at Newbury's water jump last November, and added "as things stand, jockeys have to pull round it after the last fence, and risk getting unbalanced, instead of being able to head for the winning post in a straight line".