New whip rules too harsh - McCoy

Champion jump jockey AP McCoy says that adapting to racing's new whip rules is the toughest challenge of his career, adding that the penalties for minor rule breaches are too severe.

McCoy, who was given a five-day ban after falling foul of the new whip rules, says he wants the authorities to reassess the issue and believes a five-day suspension for a minor breach is a tough punishment for jockeys.