amendment to the French racing code

Whip Rules Amended By France Galop

Beginning on Sept. 1, 2023, any horse that is struck more than nine times with the whip will be disqualified prior to wagers being paid out, France Galop announced on Wednesday. This new adjustment is part of the amendments to the racing code that were adopted by the Comité de France Galop in June and subsequently approved by the Minister of Agriculture. Since May 1, 2023, the maximum number of strikes allowed in France has been four.

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