Please help us bring an end to the whip
We have just published a report entitled Abuse and Lose, which is part of a new campaign initiative that could mark the beginning of the end of the whip in horse racing.
Abuse and Lose is based on an analysis of all breaches of the whip rules on racecourses across Britain in July 2015 and reveals precisely when and why jockeys resort to thrashing their horses. Unsurprisingly, most abuse happened during the final stages of hotly contested races.
- 75 per cent of breaches were by the first and second jockeys at the finish of a race.
- And in 75 per cent of breaches, there was a distance of just half a length or less between horses – down to the smallest of margins.