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Talking Horses: Looking out for improper riding, plus Monday tips

If the BHA’s database is right, stewards are more likely to punish stable lads for having a pee than jockeys for improper riding


Lee Mottershead has chipped in today with another absorbing, insightful piece in the Racing Post, pointing out that stewards seem not to be making proper use of the new rules on interference introduced just over a year ago. At that time, the British Horseracing Authority said that jockeys would be found guilty of “improper riding” rather than merely “careless riding” if they caused interference in a situation where they ought reasonably to have known that interference would be the result of their manoeuvre. 

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