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Britain to Review New Whip Rules

The British Horseracing Authority will review the new whip rules that have enraged jockeys and even caused one to quit after being suspended.

Representatives of the Professional Jockeys Association met with the BHA in London Oct. 17 to air their concerns over the new regulations, which came into effect Oct. 10.

Jockey Richard Hughes decided to hand in his racing license after picking up his second suspension of the week Oct. 13, while five more jockeys were suspended Oct. 17.

The BHA instigated the review amid talk of a strike by jockeys despite insisting the new rules “received widespread support from across the industry.”

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