Whip Consultation Steering Group to draw on broad range of racing, political, equine welfare and media expertise
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today confirmed the membership of a Whip Consultation Steering Group which will have responsibility for oversight of the process and decision-making in relation to the forthcoming consultation regarding the use of the foam-padded whip in British racing.
- Initial phase of consultation – an online questionnaire – opens today, 1 July, and will run for 10 weeks
- Further phases of the consultation will include detailed discussions with relevant individuals, alongside focus groups with volunteers
- Series of short videos to explain consultation process and existing whip rules and usage also launched today