Tom Dascombe, a racehorse trainer from Cheshire
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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
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