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Should jockeys sharing whips be allowed?

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:28 pm
by TapitsGal
https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... e_whip_123

The jock has to be commended for helping a competitor out

Re: Should jockeys sharing whips be allowed?

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:40 pm
by lurkey mclurker
I think it's the stewards' call. But the commentary I read right after it was first posted said the one horse was surging while the other was tiring and being passed by a lot of the field; if the jockey felt the whip would be useless for their horse any further then handing it off isn't like trying to throw the race...?

Re: Should jockeys sharing whips be allowed?

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:46 pm
by stark
Is there a riding rules book somewhere that says it's illegal to do?