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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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Rick Holloway's prolific hurdler Lenson Wilson is bidding to defend the crown he won at Towcester last year
WEDNESDAY: Watch out for Lisa Harrison's chasers and Willie Coltherd's hurdlers on Ayr's exciting New Year Raceday.
Certainly the hurdles placed on the track for a competitive race are obstacles, but the hurdler learns that the effect of the hurdles must be mitigated in order to cross the finish line ahead of the field.
The nine-year-old, <Bone of the best staying hurdlers and novice chasers of his generation, has ran his last race after being retired
Pearson set a meeting record at the 2011 Birmingham Grand Prix but won't be resting on her laurels at this year's event with Porter hot on her heels - and the rest of the world's best hurdlers lining up to beat her across the line.
Additionally, the hurdler performs knee lifts to be able to produce the lift necessary to take the lead leg consistently over the bar, with the trail leg smoothly clearing behind.
Monksfield was one of a triumvirate of great hurdlers, along with Night Nurse and Sea Pigeon, who kept on locking horns in the late 1970s.
Last season the Willie Mullins-trained gelding developed into one of the top novice hurdlers around with a series of superb victories at Grade 1 level.
The analysis and studying of the structure of the training level of the hurdlers and especially the specific and technical training;
Peter Bowen's five-year-old is better known as a hurdler these days, and for good reason.
Baracouda, the best staying hurdler in the last decade but getting no younger at 11, looked in with a chance on the home turn but kept on at only one pace to finish fifth.
'To have such a dearth of British hurdlers rated over 146 is very disappointing.