Delaware Racing Group Makes Progress on Padded Whips

Approximately two and a half years ago, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission began experimenting with changing jockeys' whips to a more humane variety with an extended and padded "popper," the portion of the whip that makes contact with the horse.

The whips were introduced upon advice of Delaware Thoroughbred Commissioner, W. Duncan Patterson, a former steeplechase jockey and Board

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