New York Racing Board Alters Whip Violation Rule

A rule that would permit stewards to disqualify a horse should his rider carelessly strike another horse or rider with his whip was recently adopted by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

The board approved the final adoption of the proposed rule change to the "whip foul rule" Dec. 27, 2007. It became official when it was entered in the state register Jan. 16.

The prior

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