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New Whipping Rules In Québec

August 25, 2021:

The Québec Racing Commission has approved the final changes in the new whipping rules that will go into effect in the provinces starting Thursday (Aug. 26)....read 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 23....read 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."...read on

Hambletonian Society Adds Director, Endorses Gural's Initiatives

August 10, 2012:

At the Annual Meeting of The Hambletonian Society held Aug. 3, the board of directors voted to strongly endorse track owner Jeff Gural's initiatives on whipping restrictions and uniform medication rules, elected a new director and opened Hambletonian No. 90, the stake for foals of 2012....read on

Big M To Address Whipping

March 15, 2012:

Via release, Meadowlands Racetrack operator Jeff Gural has announced that the New Jersey raceway is looking into making changes to its current policies regarding drivers' use of the whip during its horse races...read on

Lachance On Whipping, Drivers, The Breed, Night At Rideau Carleton Raceway

October 15, 2010:

As Mike Lachance has geared down his driving schedule in the past few years, the lore of the iconic reinsman seems to grow. While in conversation with Norm Borg on Trot Radio, Lachance provided intriguing comments in regard to whipping rules, young drivers and the current state of the standardbred breed...read on

New Whipping Rules At Cal-Expo

August 11, 2010:

Effective with the start of the summer/fall/winter harness season at Cal-Expo on Friday, August 13, new rules will apply and be enforced by the California stewards...read on

Jockeys React To New Whipping Rules

September 1, 2009:

Reactions are mixed in the thoroughbred world on the new rules set out for urging a horse, with some riders brazenly stating they will break rules if they think it means the difference between winning and losing...read on


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