BHA ANNOUNCE NEW WHIP & CHIP BUT AMATEURS EXEMPT
The BHA has announced the introduction of a new whip for jockeys but the good news for amateurs is that they are exempt from this change.
The modified whip, which will include a microchip to allow research into the whip’s cushioning longevity, will be made available to British professional jockeys over the next few months, firstly on the Flat. Modifications have also been made to the grip.
The BHA policy on whip use can be found at: http://www.britishhorseracing.com/inside_horseracing/about/whatwedo/disciplinary/20080807whipuse.pdf