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Whip Use: Can Regulations Solve Public Perception Problems?

Whip regulation has drawn an increasing amount of attention from regulators in recent years, as debate about the use of riding crops in Australia and Europe spills across oceans. Most recently, California officials stirred debate when they suggested a new rule for public comment to widen parameters for whip use in late stretch. If approved, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Whipping Nonsense In California?

Last summer, the California Horse Racing Board approved what was dubbed the “strictest regulation in the country governing the use of riding crops in horse racing.” Jockeys were required to limit their use of the whip to three times in a row before allowing horses to respond. Less than a year later, the CHRB is […]

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Voss: Eight Things I Learned At This Year’s RCI Convention

The Association of Racing Commissioners International held its annual convention March 22-25 in New Orleans with a packed agenda. Racing officials from several countries, as well as testing laboratory officials and other industry organizers met to discuss model rules, medication policy, pari-mutuel wagering, and injury tracking. We’ll continue covering the goings-on at the convention with […]

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Commentary: Whip Use Is ‘A Wart’ On The Face Of Racing

“The crack of the whip can be likened to a strike of a match that sets the conscience ablaze,” Joanne Prieto writes, “and no one likes to be burned.” The New Jersey native, a relative newcomer to racing through her father, expressed her opinion in a blog on Horse Racing Nation. She argues that the […]

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‘Strictest Regulation In The Country’: CHRB Limits Whip Use To Three Successive Strikes

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) released the following statement June 30 in regards to amended regulations for whip rules in the state, which go into effect July 1: California is introducing the strictest regulation in the country governing the use of riding crops in horse racing. Enforcement of the new rule begins Wednesday, July […]

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The Friday Show: Derby Recap, Belmont Cap, Whip Controversy?

The 141st edition of the Kentucky Derby is in the books, and the horse everyone was talking about before the race got the job done. It’s the third consecutive year the post-time favorite has won the race. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick break down the race and give […]

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Australian Television Examines Racing’s Use Of The Whip

The whip has been the subject of conversation this week after a piece was published on Bloomberg criticizing Victor Espinoza’s use of the riding crop on American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby. In March, Australian prime-time show Catalyst produced a 21-minute feature on whip use in racing. The program takes into account the whip itself, the […]

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The Friday Show: Chrome Vs Belief, Geldings, And Whips In The Hand

Every Friday is different, and this one is a doozy. Not only is it Friday the 13th, but it’s also Valentine’s Day eve; plus, today kicks off a long weekend of racing that includes a pair of Kentucky Derby preps, one of them on Monday. The Paulick Report takes you into the weekend with the […]

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Australia: Group calls for whip use review following study

A research paper produced by the University of Sydney has animal welfare advocates in Australia demanding a review of the whip rules in horse racing.  RSPCA head Heather Neil tells The Australian that racing officials need to close the gap between the new stringent rules in British horse racing and those in Australia, in light […]

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Gural: Changes in whip rules coming at Meadowlands

In a column Thursday that notes the cancellation of Luck as a “black eye for horse racing,” Meadowlands operator Jeff Gural also says he’s been in contact with Kathy Guillermo, Vice President of PETA, regarding concerns over whip use at the New Jersey track and the problem of illegal drugs in harness racing.  Gural writes: […]

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