blinkers


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blinkers

1. rigid pieces of leather fitted to a head harness at a point where they will obstruct the horse's lateral vision.
2. a more sophisticated piece of harness worn by expensive horses consisting of a canvas head-covering with holes for the ears to protrude and two apertures for the eyes. These have saucer-shaped flaps which prevent the horse from seeing sideways. Called also winkers.
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If he handles the surface the blinkers might make a big difference at the end.
Mick and I said it was a waste of time running unless we put blinkers on," he said.
The visor is there for a stronger concentration of the mind, because it cuts out more of a horse's peripheral vision than cheekpieces, and so it stands to reason that blinkers, which cut out all of it, have the most drastic effect.
If enforced blinkers sounds a bit Orwellian, perhaps those workers who hit their targets could be rewarded with cheek-pieces which, I imagine, are little bits of padding that you stick to your bum to ensure you're sitting comfortably.
He got a bit outpaced at the top of the hill but he stayed on extremely well, and there is just a chance we will be putting a pair of blinkers on him just to sharpen him up.
Next week the West Country handler will attach blinkers to Cornish Rebel in advance of repeating a tactic that has paid off handsomely in the past.
Lava Man not only changed his look, but he stepped up his performance when Doug O'Neill, Hollywood Park's leading trainer, fitted him with blinkers.
The gelding, who was sporting blinkers first time, led three out when Secret Bid blundered, and ran on well to beat Forever Dreaming by three lengths.
There are four dreadlocked Blinkers among the six brothers and two sisters who moved to Holland when Regi - the baby of the family - was just nine months old.
05 PERTEMPS BLINKERS cured a sustained bout of seconditis for HOLYWELL, 25-1 winner of the Pertemps Final.
TRAINER Harry Fry yesterday insisted that his surprise decision to equip Rock On Ruby with blinkers in Tuesday's Stan James Champion Hurdle should be seen as beneficial to the title-holder's prospects as he predicted the application of headgear will have "a positive effect and might well bring about improvement".