PREMIUM!

Jockey Devin Habib feels sting of NHA whip

horse news 6 months ago

Habib was charged with striking the horse Flashlight 16 times in Race 1 at Turffontein on 15 August. The maximum number of whip strikes allowed is 12.


21 Aug 2020
PREMIUM!
Jockey Devin Habib feels sting of NHA whip

Picture: iStock

Use of the riding crop, or whip, is back in the racing spotlight following a string of fines and suspensions incurred by jockey Devin Habib over the past few weeks. The Joburg jock’s latest punishment was a 10-day ban from riding, handed to him by the National Horseracing Authority on Wednesday 19 August. Habib was charged with striking the horse Flashlight 16 times in Race 1 at Turffontein on 15 August. The maximum number of whip strikes allowed is 12. Flashlight was the odds-on favourite (at 9-10) and finished second, less than a length behind the winner. In a media release, the NHA said the severity of the sentence was...

BACK TO CITIZEN BACK TO PREMIUM




today in print