As part of William Hill’s latest Horse Racing debate on the Inside Track, AP McCoy and Barry Geraghty had contrasting opinions on the new whip rules being introduced into the sport. 

Geraghty described the rules as being ‘concerned’ with a busy racing period approaching and the implications being potentially significant – especially the severity of the punishments for even minor infringements. 

He added that he believes this could lead to a shortage of jockeys for Aintree, with the meeting being largely impacted by the new regulations. 

AP McCoy followed up with criticism of the British Horse Racing Authority, stressing that he doesn’t feel they are doing a good job of policing the sport. A number of whips being implemented is the only way that McCoy feels the rule can be enforced, as he criticised the steps being brought in just before Cheltenham.

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