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

British Horseracing Authority announces adjustments to whip rules

Jockey carrying a whip.

LONDON (5 March 12) -- The revised rules governing use of the whip will be introduced tomorrow (Tuesday 6th March). While retaining the existing threshold for a rider’s use of the whip in both Flat and Jump races, in future stewards will be able to exercise discretion when reviewing a rider’s use of the whip… Continue reading British Horseracing Authority announces adjustments to whip rules