No Whips for Apprentices, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-12


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NO WHIPS FOR APPRENTICES. An Innovation has been inaugurated in England by a rule which does not permit boys riding in races for apprentices to carry whips, and tlie result of the experiment has been exceedingly good. Instead of looking after their whips and flourishing them nlxmt the jockeys look more to their horses, sit quiet and their work generally is more satisfactory. If has been suggested that the rule be made to apply to all races in which apprentices rije, and it may be adopted by all meetings. The following are the conditions for an apprentice race, with a notation that for "this race apprentices will not lie allowed to carry whips": An apprentices handicap plate of 103 sovereigns, for three-year-olds and upward, lowest weight not less than six stone, to be ridden Ijy apprentices who have never ridden a winner except in apprentices plates. Boys who have ridden in two of these to carry five pounds extra.

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