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Whipping Mars Match Race

December 14, 2012:

A relatively small media ripple was created earlier this week during the lead up to what was supposed to be a positive Wednesday, December 12 match race between South African Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius and an Arabian horse. Now, those associated with the event are hoping that the excessive whipping that the horse endured does not create a negative tidal wave in the mainstream media....read on

Tioga Whipping Pilot Program To Take Effect Saturday

June 14, 2012:

Tioga Downs has joined forces with the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen’s Association in developing a pilot program for whipping that will take effect this Saturday night....read on

Big M Implements New Whipping Policy

May 4, 2012:

A change in rules governing the use of the whip in harness races at the Meadowlands Racetrack will take effect this weekend...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

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

British Racecourse To Limit Whipping

April 22, 2011:

The National Hunt course at Towcester in Northamptonshire has announced it will take a tougher stance on whipping effective October 5, 2011...read on

'Give Chrome' Abuser Sentenced; Abuse Charge Dropped

March 1, 2011:

Forty-four-year-old Wilbur F. Frost, the man that abused retired standardbred Give Chrome before being arrested and charged by Pennsylvania police, has been...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

A Kinder, Gentler Whip?

January 7, 2011:

"Mine was basically like a noodle kids hit each other with in a pool. I went to a meeting, I had Bill O'Donnell behind me, John Campbell, Stan Bergstein...and it just fell on deaf ears."...read on

Jockeys Take Stand Against Whipping Rule

July 15, 2010:

In a show of solidarity in the Fort Erie jockeys' room, on Tuesday, July 13, riders at the border oval banded together to fight a whipping suspension which was handed down to the track's leading jock, Krista Carignan...read on


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