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Darling Comments On Whipping Pilot

April 14, 2009:

Leading trainer Jack Darling, who has been one of the more outspoken individuals with respect to changing our whipping rules, sent a letter to Trot Insider after...read on

Michigan Clamps Down On Whipping

March 30, 2009:

On Sunday, March 29, Christine C. White, Racing Commissioner for the state of Michigan, gave notice to Michigan’s harness horse racing industry that, effective May 1, 2009, strict penalties and suspensions will be...read on

WEG Endorses Use Of The Whip Initiative

March 13, 2009:

In a release today, Woodbine Entertainment Group has reaffirmed its complete support for the rule change proposal in Ontario tabled by the Standardbred Working Group concerning the Use of the Whip...read on

Indiana Reforms Whipping Regulations

March 12, 2009:

The most stringent regulations in North America harness racing regarding the use of the whip are now...read on

Trot Radio Tackles Whipping

March 6, 2009:

The second episode of Trot Radio tackles one of the harness racing industry's most debated topics...read on

Darling On Whipping

February 28, 2009:

Leading trainer Jack Darling recently voiced his opinions on the whipping issue...read on

New Whipping Rule In BC

January 29, 2009:

According to the BCSA/BCSBS, a new whipping policy for standardbred racing in British Columbia will be in effect starting February 1, 2009...read on

Brennan On Whipping

January 26, 2009:

George Brennan, one of North America's top drivers, submitted a lengthy comment to the United States Trotting Association in regard to an upcoming USTA rule change proposal on whipping...read on

'Pocket Jockey' Pro Whipping?

January 12, 2009:

In 2008, the issue of whipping in horse racing was thrust to the forefront of the industry....read on

New Pompano Whipping Rule; Bonus Cheques Presented

November 22, 2008:

The annual meeting of the United States Trotting Association (USTA) District 6 was held Saturday afternoon at Pompano Park....read on

OHHA Forwards Petition

September 17, 2008:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association has received and forwarded to the Ontario Racing Commission a petition with 258 signatures of individuals that oppose any new rule which would restrict drivers to...read on

Policy Changes At The Jug

September 17, 2008:

During a meeting of the Little Brown Jug Society directors, the group voted to support the U.S. Trotting Association's rule change proposal on whipping, which states that drivers must keep their lines in both hands the entire race, thus changing the manner some drivers use the whip....read on

Strict Whipping Rules In Kentucky?

September 16, 2008:

Yesterday in Kentucky, a safety and welfare committee voted in favour of recommending regulatory changes to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The changes would see the banning of one-handed whipping in all of the state's standardbred races....read on

Ontario Industry Discusses Whipping Issues

September 10, 2008:

An industry initiative to explore the use of the whip in the Ontario horse racing industry manifested in an Ontario Racing Commission-led working session today at the Mississauga Convention Centre....read on

When The Whip Smacks

September 9, 2008:

A recent blog posting from Standardbred Canada blogger Kelly Spencer gives her perspective on the use of the whip in harness racing....read on


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