sport news British Horseracing Authority vow to crack down on excessive use of whip

British Horseracing Authority vow to crack down on excessive use of whip Punishments for breaking whip rules may rise if offences occur at Cheltenham  The current regulations have come under scrutiny for being insufficient BHA have indicated they are currently undertaking a review of the rules 

By Marcus Townend for the Daily Mail

Published: 20:29 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 20:30 GMT, 1 March 2019

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The BHA will consider stiffening the penalties for jockeys breaching the whip rules if a spate of offences occur at the Cheltenham Festival which starts a week on Tuesday.

Suspensions for over or misuse of the whip in big races have been undermining positive moves by both racing's ruling body and the riders themselves as the sport's whip rules come under scrutiny with some arguing that current penalties are

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