Keyword: whip

  • Racing Australia Defends New Whip Rule

    Racing Australia chairman John Messara defended his organization's approach toward modifying whip use after the Australian Jockeys Association voted for the third time to support postponing any rule changes for 12 months.

  • Whip Abuse: I Wish I Had the Answers

    In 2011, the British Horseracing Authority adopted a new rule, in which a jockey in a flat race was not permitted to hit a horse more than seven times and no more than five times in the final furlong.

  • RCI Committee Wants Review of 'Urging'

    The International Racing Regulatory Conference Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International held its first meeting Feb. 10 and called for a review of RCI Model Rules pertaining to "urging" in races.

  • Whip Policy Changes F-T Riders' Actions

    Uniform policies that restrict use of a riding crop in under tack shows for 2-year-olds in training had a significant effect on riders' actions at the preview for the Fasig-Tipton Florida select juvenile auction, according to Fasig-Tipton director of marketing Terence Collier.

  • Ban on Steroids, Toe Grabs Recommended

    The Thoroughbred Safety Committee announced June 17 that it is recommending the elimination of steroids in race training and racing, a ban on toe grabs, and a series of whip-related reforms, all aimed at improving safety and integrity in Thoroughbred racing.

  • Judge Won't Dismiss Case Tied to Horse Struck By Whip

    Jockey Pat Day and stewards at Turfway Park will have to give sworn testimony as a result of a U.S. District Court judge's denial of a motion to dismiss a case in which Day is accused of striking another horse with his whip during the $250,000 Turfway Park Breeders' Cup Sept. 16, 2000.