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geld

(gĕld)
tr.v. gelded, gelding, gelds
To castrate (a horse, for example).

geld

verb To castrate a male horse, stallion.

geld

see alter.
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As the table above shows, in the last four seasons the top Flat trainer in Britain and Ireland at achieving instant success with runners who have been gelded is Luca Cumani.
In fact, Cumani's expertise in this area is illustrated by his stable star Presvis, who was gelded before his debut, and the fact that he started his career as a four-year-old suggests he had been difficult to train when a young horse.
Daraahem's Chester Cup victory is one of three success stories this season for the Lambourn handler, as Tastahil's career has taken a big leap forward since he was gelded after running in last season's November Handicap, as he is two wins from three starts this season with his latest success coming at Listed level at Newbury last Saturday, while threeyear-old Mister Dee Bee is two from two this season having been gelded during the winter.
Success for Swinbank has not always been instant, as just over ten per cent of his castrated runners won on their first starts as geldings, but 31 of the 66 he's gelded in the last four seasons were able to pick up a race within seven starts of the veterinary procedure.
Swinbank's most high-profile success in this area has been with Formal Decree whose record for Linda Ramsden when a full horse was 925503, but once he joined Swinbank, who gelded him in January 2006, he won six of his next nine starts.