Update – The Jockey Club has proposed modifications to the Model Rules pertaining to the use of the riding crop in flat racing. An additional proposal was received by The Jockeys Guild. The Model Rules Committee remanded the issue to the RCI Rider and Driver Safety Committee and this matter will next be considered at the April, 2020 meeting.
The ARCI Rider Driver Safety Committee met via conference call on January 21, 2020. The committee is scheduled to keep working on this issue and will meet on Monday, March 9, 2020.