catching pen

catching pen

n
(Agriculture) Austral and NZ a pen adjacent to a shearer's stand containing the sheep ready for shearing
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Fence heights remain unchanged Field size Monitoring to continue but no plan to reduce 40-runner limit Irrigation Additional PS100,000 spent in further improving watering capabilities Landing areas Levelling process carried out on fence one after 2011 review extended to fences four, five and 13 Riderless horses After investments in 2009 to create bypassing areas and catching pen at Canal Turn, additional catching pen will be trialled in the region of fence four to assist in catching riderless horses and mitigate risk of injury
A worker with a white tape to guide horses into the main catching pen.
Loose horses can now run out into a catching pen near the crossing by the course turnstiles, near the horseboxes and at the final hurdle.
The BHA also announced that landing areas at another three fences will be levelled out, an extra PS100,000 would be spent improving Aintree's watering system, and an additional catching pen will be trialled at the fourth fence to help retrieve riderless horses.