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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

Board Quashes Whipping Fines

January 30, 2010:

It was resolved at Friday’s Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) Board Meeting that all whip related fines imposed since January 1 will be rescinded...read on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

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

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

Updated: Pierce Suspended 10 Days For Whipping Violation

October 1, 2009:

Trot Insider spoke with driver Ron Pierce today after he was handed a 10-day suspension from presiding race stewards at the Red Mile due to a violation of the whipping rule on Tuesday, September 29 during Costa Rica's second-place finish in the Bluegrass Stakes...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

ORC Rules On Creighton Appeal

September 17, 2009:

Trot Insider has learned the outcome of the appeal of trainer Dan Creighton to the Ontario Racing Commission in regard to the placing and disqualification of...read on

Ritchie Comments On Angostura Placing

September 16, 2009:

Driver Trevor Ritchie has gone on the record regarding the placing of two-year-old Angus Hall filly Angostura in the eliminations for the Peaceful Way Stakes...read on

More On Placing Of Angostura

September 15, 2009:

Last night's Peaceful Way eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack yielded the first major placing in Ontario since the new urging rule came into effect, when Trevor Ritchie-driven Angostura finished first but was placed last...read on

Illegal Crop Mistakenly Used

September 3, 2009:

According to a report by the Toronto Star, thoroughbred Sans Sousi may be disqualified from its victory last night after it was found that top Woodbine Racetrack jockey Chantal Sutherland mistakenly used what is now considered a banned...read on

Darling: "This Is A Monumental Event"

August 25, 2009:

Trainer Jack Darling provides some interesting comments with respect to bettors, young horses and the imminent changes to Ontario's whipping rules in his latest Trot Blog entry...read on

ORC Rules On Henry Appeal

June 10, 2009:

The Ontario Racing Commission this afternoon released a ruling on an appeal by driver Trevor Henry...read on

More Comments On Whipping

May 7, 2009:

One of the continent's top pilots has said this about whipping: "Young drivers have a tendency to go to the whip...read on

SHOP Backs Darling Letter

April 16, 2009:

The Standardbred Horse Owners Panel today released a letter stating that it agrees with Jack Darling's recent letter, which applauded the ORC's whipping pilot program, but stated that there are still ongoing issues...read on


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