FROM THE ONTARIO RACING COMMISSION...
Welfare, safety and control of the horse:
The use of the whip in 2008 and beyond
Submissions and background material now available
In response to calls from the horse racing community, an industry initiative to explore the use of the whip in Ontario horse racing was announced in July 2008 by John Blakney, Executive Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC).
In preparation for an industry working session held in September 2008, a number of individuals and organizations have submitted their opinions on current practice, policy and
rules to determine what improvements need to be made.
THOROUGHBLOG is off today to sit in on the ORC whip meetings. You can read all the submissions from folks at the ORC website (www.ontarioracingcommission.com).