False rail

(Naut.) a thin piece of timber placed on top of the head rail to strengthen it.

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It's a track where the style of racing should suit both horses and the crucial thing is a genuine pace and then kick off the false rail," said West.
The fixture, which takes place on May 2 and 3, will also see the introduction of a false rail three metres off the permanent stands side rail which will cut in at the three-furlong pole.
The entire course has been opened up for racing and the false rail on the standside has now been removed.
Although there is a false rail and things can work out if you have got a horse who can slip in there.
We've put some false rail around the top bend to bypass the areas that were giving us cause for concern and, as such, racing will go ahead," said clerk of the course Jonjo Sanderson.
Siddall elected to stay on the rail which leads to the chase track, instead of bearing left and following a false rail on to the hurdles course.
He took the wrong course at the bend, electing to stay on the rail which leads to the chase track instead of bearing left and following a false rail on to the hurdles course.
Gary Carter switched his mount to the inside after the false rail ended and managed to get into a challenging, but Albuhera had first run.
There is a false rail on the inner rail in the home straight with a drop in at 2f.
He went on: "Some jockeys have come to me and said that the false rail does not move the horses far enough out to the centre of the course, if it was they say it would allow more room on the inside allowing them more room to manoeuvre and making it less likely to cause traffic jams.
Stands-side track; Stalls 1m4f: Centre; Remainder: Stands' side Rails A false rail will be utilised on the stands' side of the course & it will run from the 1m2f start to the 21/2f point (the bushes).
Rails There is a false rail from the top of the hill on the back straight all the way to the winning line, increasing all the distances on the round course by approximately 10yds.