Britain’s whip rules examined by HWB

British jockeys stand in the paddock holding their whips. Image by David Davies/PA.

The Guardian reports: Stronger penalties for misuse of the whip appear to be a certainty by the autumn, following the initial report of the new Horse Welfare Board (HWB, published on Thursday. While the board had much to say on other topics, including racing’s responsibilities to its horses and the need for a code of… Continue reading Britain’s whip rules examined by HWB

BHA will not be rushed into more Grand National course changes following Saturday’s fatalities

Neptune Collonges and Daryl Jacob clear Becher's Brook as On His Own falls. ESPN UK image.

LAST UPDATED 7:38 PM Cross-posted from The Guardian Paul Bittar, the chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority, said on Sunday that racing should not rush into fresh changes to the Grand National in the aftermath of Saturday's race, in which two horses, including Synchronised, the Gold Cup winner, suffered fatal injuries. A number of… Continue reading BHA will not be rushed into more Grand National course changes following Saturday’s fatalities