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stall

a small compartment to house one animal, usually a horse, cow or pig. Calves may also be housed in stalls for reasons of hygiene or in veal fattening units. A stall is usually just large enough for an animal to stand and lie in but insufficient to turn around in; in fact they may be designed specifically so that the animal cannot turn around. There may be a chain across the back, which is always open, or the animal is tied in with a neck chain or a headstall. In open access housing in modern cow barns no attempt is made to keep the cows in their stalls. See also box (2).

stall bed
the floor of a stall. Most commonly concrete covered with straw, sawdust or other bedding but earth floors or sand on concrete are probably more comfortable for cows. Pigs manage all right on concrete without bedding.
stall fed
cattle confined and fed in individual stalls. Contrast with pen-fed or lot-fed.
stall kicking
a vice in horses which are kept in stalls for too long without exercise.
stall-related injury
injuries incurred by being restrained in stalls, e.g. teat treads, broken tail.
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Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has now established a framework for the supply new Starting Stalls use at numerous racecourses over the Flat Racing Calendar.
Turbo Linn still needs the kid glove treatment at the start but at least she got into the starting stalls unlike another favourite, Escape Route, who dumped jockey Robert Havlin and had to be withdrawn before the mile handicap.
It was a day to forget for Dettori who lost his irons leaving the starting stalls on 7-2 chance Auratum in the Chatwell Fillies' Stakes which was won by Hot Tin Roof.
Judging by his quick return to the fray, Andrea Atzeni's mount took very little out of himself, and it would be no surprise to see this horse - who appears to be overcoming his aversion to the starting stalls having refused to enter them on his intended seasonal re-appearance - make an impression at the top level before his racing days are over.
Nigel Twiston-Davies has devised a plan for the Middleham Park-owned runner which includes a set of starting stalls, his son Willy and a Flat debut in a 1m4f maiden at Doncaster this afternoon.
After a great start at the opening fixture of the year on Monday, the starting stalls will be flying open again on Easter Monday.
ON television recently I saw the top American economics expert Alan Greenspan, looking like he had just seen the four horsemen of the apocalypse being loaded into the starting stalls, warning of a global economic tsunami.
Favourite Notable Guest got upset in the starting stalls and finished last.
Stewards concluded the problem was caused by a damaged valve in the starting stalls.
SOME progress appeared to be made yesterday in the controversy surrounding the new Steriline starting stalls which are in use at 17 of Britain's 35 racecourses.
RACING at Hamilton Park yesterday was thrown into chaos after a section of the starting stalls overturned after the fourth race.
DUNDALK has been assured there will be no repeat of last Friday's strike carried out by starting stalls handlers tomorrow night after a meeting between their representatives and Horse Racing Ireland, writes Jessica Lamb.