Monday Sept. 22, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
approved a statewide ban on certain kinds of whips in harness
The commission on Monday unanimously approved the ban on whips
and riding crops that have strands of material at the end called a
snapper. Snappers have been known to leave severe welts on horses.The ban does not apply to thoroughbred racing.
Also Monday, the commission placed new restrictions on the way
in which standardbred drivers can strike the horse. One-handed
whipping now would be banned.
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