The horses are called from the paddock to the starting gate
The stall in the starting gate from where the horse will start.
Do you mean the starting gate? It is like a loading stall. The groom leads the horse in, with the jockey mounted, then the groom closes the gate. There the horse waits for the starting gate to swing open. Things trainers hate are when a horse leans on the back or front gate. This can set the jockey of balance.
My horse sprained her ankle, coming out of the gate.
They are called assistant starters.
There is Golden Gate Fields, which is a horse racing track, but that is in Oakland, which is not far from San Francisco.
If you are talking about standardbred racing, yes. If a thoroughbred is scratched his slot in the starting gate will remain empty.
a start is when the horses break from the gate. when the bell rings and the doors open and they "start" running...that is called a start.
before a race, horse's names are drawn and the owners/trainers choose what number gate they want their horse to depart from.
The horse race starting gate (first used in Canada)