Whip Rules Amended

The British Horseracing Authority announced significant changes to its new set of rules regarding use of the whip.  The Racing Post explains:
“Riders will not lose their riding fee if they get banned for a whip offence and will forfeit their prize-money percentage only if receiving a suspension of seven days or more – up from three. Therefore a jockey who uses one more hit than allowed will not lose their prize-money percentage.”
“The five-hits edict in the final furlong/after the last obstacle has been dropped, although the limit on strikes remains seven times in a Flat race, and eight over jumps.”
Jockeys who violated the previous set of rules that took effect earlier this month will have their punishments recalibrated according to the adjusted rules.

Read more at RACING POST

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