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  1. Whip rule fiasco brings juicy quotes from critics

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The 'whip rule' fiasco in Australia stirred up some heated emotions and strike action by jockeys before what appears to be a reasonable compromise was reached ... themselves with such groups by imposing restrictions on the frequency of whip use at stages in the home straight. Yesterday's tweaking of the rules has made the best of a difficult situation ...

  2. On the Rails

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... then the president of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) has gone out of his way to settle any argument. Of course, whip rules have been a hot potato in Australian racing during the past seven months since they were introduced for the first time to appease a noisy minority of wowsers wowserising about 50kg jockeys using whips on 500kg animals. During the Asian Racing ...

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    Animated aid – and ‘Handy Andy’ – becomes the punters’ pal

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 04:47pm by Michael Cox

    ... Mega Champion’s victory, but may have gone overboard in predicting jockey Brett Prebble’s whip use – in reality he was aggressive as always, barging out of a pocket and getting the most out ... on the computerised Mega Champion like a man possessed – hitting the animated animal a phenomenal two dozen times in the last 200m with a windmill whip action akin to that of a double-jointed baton twirler.  ...

  4. Frustrated Guyon at the crossroads

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken French star Maxime Guyon's rush of blood on Sunday when he slapped Keith Yeung Ming-lun with the whip at the 150-metre mark was symptomatic of the pressures inherent ... tactically barren efforts, and rides perched out on a limb and looking in need of an allowance. And there have been what looked like panic moments with the whip, when Guyon has brought back boyhood ...

  5. On-fire So revels in first Group success

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... his whip in the right hand, as instructed, which might have prevented the second placegetter from getting inwards when the pressure went on and he came to challenge Mr Medici at the 200m. 'It's a disappointing. We knew he had this habit and both Darren Beadman and I stressed to Howard that should have the whip in his right hand and that hasn't happened and he hasn't ...

  6. Consistency is catchword for 'policemen'

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Wagering to which the Jockey Club is a signatory. 'There has been an amendment to Article 11 which states that using the whip with the arm above shoulder height is prohibited,' Kelly ...

  7. What about a DVD memento for winner?

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... audio-visual department, the equivalent of a small television station, and whipping up the DVD would be simple work for them. The DVD could show footage of all the rival jockeys as a lead-in, followed ...

  8. Keep knocking and the door will open

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... for reckless riding after bringing himself down in a fall at Sha Tin stood out. Last season, his offences dropped to 15 days- two of them for dropping his whip too often- and while that is still too ...

  9. Beadman cleared over QE II ride on Collection

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... had made the correct decision to come outside Super Satin at the top of the straight rather than risk being held up, and observed the jockey had used the whip 15 times in the final 200m ...

  10. Apprentice scheme has its merits, but it may be time to slow it down

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... frequently involving the juniors, issues of misconduct and frequently dropped whips, and we have had a significant participation by the apprentices in inquiries into safety aspects of racing through ...




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