Bedding-in period for new whip rules in Jump racing extended by one week

27 Jan 2023 BHA Features Disciplinary Welfare

Following a constructive meeting with the Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) and a selection of jockeys as part of the ongoing dialogue during the bedding-in period, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) can confirm that the bedding-in period for the new whip rules in Jump racing has been extended by one week.

This extension is at the request of jockeys and the PJA, on account of the number of cancelled fixtures last week due to frozen ground.

Full implementation of the new rules will now commence in Jump racing on 13 February.

The start of the bedding-in period for Flat racing remains unchanged at 27 February, as does the 27 March full implementation date for Flat racing.