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  • #11778
    Anonymous
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    Spencer in the Oaks, Murtagh in the St James’ Palace…..

    Why is it that a jockey can deliberately break the rules, thereby giving his horse an "advantage" and yet the result isn’t changed?

    It’s simply idiotic. If horses were disqualified, whip rules (sorry, I mean guidelines) would be adhered to more stringently.

    #234449
    Lingfield
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    That is an old argument, well debated on here.

    I see Murtagh was clobbered with 7 days worth of bans by the local stewards today, ruling him out of the Eclipse and Prix Jean Prat

    #234451
    Goldikova
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    Rules are simple, home jockeys get banned and foreign jockeys don’t. Pleae come back to Ascot we won’t ban you Mr Australian.

    Reversing a decision would cause havoc with the punters. Not a route i’d like to see us go down.

    Someone ought to tell the people who handed out the bans at Epsom that the course has a bloody slope. :)

    #234470
    Tom
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    The RSPCA claims to have a close relationship with the racing authorities and I often wonder why they don’t do more to get justice in situation like this?

    #234536
    Goldikova
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    Do whips hurt the horses ? they’re 1100 Ibs of muscle !!! are there any rules in place with regards tow hipe and 2 y/o ?

    #234540
    yeats
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    It would be plainly ludicrous to even discuss disqualification for a horse whose rider received a one day suspension for a very minor whip infringment. British racing would be a laughing stock.

    #234616
    davidjohnson
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    Spencer did not violate any whip rules in the Oaks.

    #234621
    % MAN
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    Spencer did not violate any whip rules in the Oaks.

    Indeed – the inference being he was penalised for

    not

    using his whip to correct the horses drift to the right.

    Damned if they use teh whip, damned if they don’t

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