Horseracing body sets new regulations on whipping
The British Horseracing Authority has agreed to amend controversial new regulations on the use of the whip.
Riders may only strike a horse seven times in a flat race, or eight over jumps, but they will not be limited to just five uses of the whip during a race's closing stages.
But they will now be able to use that allocation at any point in the race.
Tom Dascombe, who's a racehorse trainer from Cheshire, says the BHA has made a sensible decision.
21 Oct 2011
- From the section UK