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US RCI Committee Wants Review Of Whip Rules

Monday, 14th February 2011

Also in the US, the International Racing Regulatory Conference Committee of the Association Of Racing Commissioners International called for a review of RCI Model Rules pertaining to "urging" (whip use). The committee "expressed a desire that RCI adopt the current rule of the Ontario Racing Commission in Canada as an international model" reported bloodhorse.com. The main difference between the current Model Rule & the Ontario approach "is that the Ontario rules more clearly define the maximum arm movement by jockeys, requiring the entire riding crop be kept below the shoulder for jockeys in flat races". The next meeting of the committee will be on March 23 during the RCI annual conference in New Orleans.

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