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APHRC Announces New Urging Rules

July 22, 2019:

At the most recent Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission meeting held in Truro, Nova Scotia on July 20, 2019, it was unanimously agreed to pass new urging on

New Whipping Rule At Buffalo Raceway

June 5, 2019:

In agreement with the New York State Gaming Commission and Western New York Harness Horsemen’s Association, Buffalo Raceway has instituted a whipping rule for all on

Thomassin On Quebec's New Whip Rules

May 9, 2019:

Last Sunday afternoon the Quebec Jockey Club hosted opening day for the harness racing season in Quebec at the Hippodrome 3R racetrack. Mother Nature cooperated with beautiful sunny skies, dry and warming on

New Whip Rules For Hippodrome 3R

February 27, 2019:

The Quebec Jockey Club will be instituting new whipping rules for all drivers at Hippodrome 3R in on

3R Drivers On Whipless Races

November 16, 2018:

For the last two days of live harness racing at Hippodrome 3R, the drivers in all the races -- both this Sunday and next Sunday -- will drive without on

Study Focuses On Whipping

March 12, 2018:

The topic of whip use in harness racing seems to rear its head for discussion when it is least expected. A group of researchers focusing on whip use has crunched numbers on more than 133,000 Standardbred races, and it has recently released its on

Whipping Analysis Goes High Tech

January 29, 2018:

The use of the whip has been a hot topic of discussion in the harness racing industry for years. It can be argued that scrutiny in regard to whip use has never been higher than what it is right now. Although, a new product has hit the market that could see that scrutiny go through the on

New Meadowlands Whipping Rule

September 11, 2017:

On Monday, September 11, the Meadowlands Racetrack served notice to drivers that whipping violations and illegal urging techniques are now under increased scrutiny. The scrutiny could lead to a one-year bar from competing at Jeff Gural’s three tracks (the Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs) on

Australia Delays Whip Ban

June 10, 2017:

The Executive of Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has reaffirmed its commitment to the removal of the use of whips in harness racing, but announced this week it would not implement such rules by the previously-stated September 1 on

Australia To Ban Whips

December 10, 2016:

In a move sure to spark much discussion, Australia's harness racing industry has announced that the country will ban the use of existing whips in on

Second Ruling After Whipping Incident

June 6, 2016:

A racing participant that recently whipped another participant mid-race has been handed a ruling by the presiding racing on

Mid-Race Fight During Homestretch

May 26, 2016:

Passions can run pretty hot during horse races, but that passion clearly boiled over during a recent contest. As a result, one racing participant has been handed a suspension and ordered to attend anger management on

Ohio Committee Passes Whip Rules

June 23, 2015:

Harness racing drivers in Ohio face stiffer penalties and more restrictions on the use of whips under a new rule that passed through the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review on Monday, June on

Proposed Whipping Rule Backlash

April 16, 2015:

One of the top drivers in the sport has spoken out on proposed new whipping rules that he says are "too restrictive” and “almost completely take the whip away." on

New Pennsylvania Whipping Rules

September 25, 2014:

On Thursday, September 25, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced that it is imposing stricter standards to safeguard equine athletes from direct contact with whips during harness racing at the state’s on

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