JRC to introduce new rules regarding use of the whip

9:20 pm, Thu October 26, 2023


The closing stages of a race at Caymanas Park. (jamaica-gleaner.com file photo)

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Denise Walters

The Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC)  will soon introduce rule changes regarding the use of the whip by jockeys at Caymanas Park.

On Thursday, the JRC hosted a seminar where jockeys were invited to give their thoughts on the use of the whip. The plan is to restrict the use of the whip to no more than 6 times in the last two furlongs of races.

The JRC wants to implement the new rule by the end of this year into the start of the new year.

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