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More Talks Scheduled Over Whipping

October 31, 2011:

According to a report, renewed talks are scheduled for Tuesday, November 1 between the British Horseracing Authority and the Professional Jockeys Association in regard to the ongoing disagreement between jockeys and the BHA over a controversial new whipping rule...read on

BHA Announces Revised Whipping Rule

October 21, 2011:

After a great deal of pressure, the British Horseracing Authority announced on Friday, October 21 that it has eased its controversial new rule which limits when and how many times a jockey can strike his/her mount during the course of a race...read on

BHA To Examine Whipping Rule Again

October 17, 2011:

Much has happened since jockeys that perform under the jurisdiction of the British Horseracing Authority decided last week that they would not ride today (Monday, October 17) due to a new whipping rule which limits the amount of times they can strike their mount during a race...read on

Riders To Strike Over New Whipping Rules

October 14, 2011:

It appears as though the jockeys that ride under the watch of the British Horseracing Authority are not taking the new whipping rule lying down...read on

Jockeys Applaud Whipping Crackdown

September 27, 2011:

Two United Kingdom jockeys have embraced a new rule by the British Horseracing Authority which will see riders penalized for striking their mounts too many times...read on

BHA On Whipping Announcement

April 25, 2011:

Officials with Towchester Racecourse announced this past weekend that jockeys riding at their facility would have to adhere to specific whipping policies. The British Horseracing Authority has since chimed in on the topic, and it isn't exactly playing ball with the idea...read on

Uproar Over Results Of Whipping Study

January 28, 2011:

A recent peer-reviewed study into the use of the whip in horse races has determined that the act of whipping a horse does not make a difference to the outcome of a race...read on

Whip Essentially Phased Out In Five Years?

April 20, 2010:

What would your response be if someone told you that horse racing would outlaw the use of the whip for anything but corrective purposes within the next five years?...read on

HRA: No Change To New Whip Rules

February 1, 2010:

The executive of Harness Racing Australia (HRA) reiterated its support for the recently amended rules pertaining to the use of whips in harness racing at its monthly meeting on January 28, 2010, but has agreed to ease the financial burden on drivers found to be in breach of the new guidelines...read on

Hefty Whipping Fine Overseas

December 8, 2009:

According to a report out of Sweden, star driver Robert Bergh will be much lighter in the wallet, as the sport's governing body has handed the reinsman a hefty fine over a 2007...read on

Driver To Be Jailed For 4.5 Years

October 30, 2009:

According to a report, a 21-year-old driver has been jailed for four and a half years after assaulting a racing official...read on

Pierce Speaks His Mind

October 23, 2009:

In early October, driver Ron Pierce declined to go on the record with Trot Insider after the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission handed him a 10-day suspension for putting both lines in one hand to use his whip on his mount, Costa Rica, in a division of the Bluegrass Stakes...read on

New Whips Going High Tech

October 22, 2009:

According to a report by horsetalk.co.nz, the latest adjustment to jockeys' riding crops is a big one, but chances are you'll probably never see it...read on

Whipping Rules Approved Down Under

October 13, 2009:

It has been announced that new rules governing the use of the whip in Australian harness racing will come...read on

Peaceful Way Draw Complete

September 17, 2009:

The draw for both the final and consolation of the Peaceful Way Stakes were conducted this morning...read on


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