Animal Aid

A HIDING TO NOTHING : The whip tables

In this fifth and final section of A Hiding to Nothing, we present a selection of the whip tables (these are divided into Use of the whip, Jockey's Record data, Stage of race where a horse is whipped and Whip use in relation to distance ran). A full set of the tables can also be viewed/downloaded here (PDF format).

Report scope, terms and criteria

This examination into the Use of the Whip in British horse racing was undertaken during October and November 2003. Data was collected from 161 races run on 20 racecourses.

Three British horse racing disciplines were covered:
All Weather Racing - AW
Flat Racing - Flat
National Hunt Racing - NH
The National Hunt discipline included: Hurdling, Chasing and NH Flat racing.

The 20 racecourses were selected to give a balanced representation of the varied conditions encountered by horse and rider: i.e. Left Handed L-H course; Right Handed R-H course; Figure 8 course; undulating surface; sharp/tight track; a galloping surface.

AW Lingfield - AW Southwell - AW Wolverhampton - Flat Ayr - Flat Brighton - Flat Catterick - Flat Newmarket - Flat Redcar - Flat Windsor - Flat Yarmouth - NH Lingfield - NH Haydock - NH Huntingdon - NH Ludlow - NH Market Rasen - NH Newton Abbot - NH Plumpton - NH Uttoxeter - NH Warwick - NH Wetherby

The Ground Conditions at the racecourses included: Firm; Good to Firm; Good; Good to Soft; Standard Fibresand; Standard Polytrack (although the artificial surfaces varied in their give and holding).

Races studied included all Classes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H. And they included: Sellers; Claimers; Conditional / Apprentice Jockeys; Amateur Jockeys; Maidens; Nurseries; Handicaps; Novice; Classified Stakes; Listed; Groups 3, 2 and 1.

Race distances (approximate) miles and furlongs - m f - included:
AW: 5f; 6f; 7f; 1m; 1m 2f; 1m 4f; 1m 7f.
Flat: 5f; 6f; 7f; 1m; 1m 1f; 1m 2f; 1m 3f; 1m 4f; 1m 6f; 2m.
NH Hurdles: 2m; 2m 1f; 2m 2f; 2m 4f, 2m 5f; 2m 6f; 2m 7f; 3m; 3m 1f; 3m 2f.
NH Brush Hurdles: 2m.
NH Chases: 2m; 2m 1f; 2m 2f; 2m 4f; 2m 6f; 3m; 3m 1f; 3m 2f.
NH Flat: 2m; 2m 1f; 2m 2f.
NH AW Flat: 2m.

The 161 races covered featured 2 to 19 runners. Horses' age range in years covered: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.

A total of 285 jockeys were studied.
AW: 120
Flat: 116
NH: 135
86 riders were included in both AW and Flat. 1,500 horses and thus jockey rides were examined.

Races were split into three sectors for the study: Start (s), Middle (m) and Finish (f). Examples: 6f race = start 0 to 2f; middle 2f to 4f; finish 4f (2 out) to winning post 6f. 2m Chase 13 fences = start: 0 to 3rd fence +; middle: 4th fence to 11th fence; finish: 3 fences out to the line. Individual race data was proportioned to the three sectors and viewed as a whole, and also as part of an overall compilation.

Use of the whip data

Key to Layout and Abbreviations used in the Use of the Whip tables (this page includes a selection of the whip tables - a full set of the tables can be viewed/downloaded in PDF format by clicking here):

Layout

Date
Racecourse - Race Time - Class of Race - Race Conditions - Distance Ran - Discipline - Going - No. of Runners
Horse - Jockey - Trainer - Finishing Position in Race - When Whipped - Number of Times Whipped - If Shown Whip
Sectional Totals of When Whipped - Whipping Totals - Shown Whip Totals
Researchers' Comments upon viewing the race

Abbreviations

Race Conditions:
Con. = Conditional Jockeys; Ap. = Apprentice Jockeys; Am. = Amateur Riders; Hand. = Handicap; Maid. = Maiden; Nov. = Novice; Juv. = Juvenile; Nur. = Nursery; F & M = Fillies & Mares; Sell. = Selling; Claim. = Claiming; Au. = Auction; St/Stk = Stakes; List. = Listed; Grp/G = Group

Race Conditions:
m = mile; f = furlong; i.e. 1 mile 4 furlongs/1m 4f

Finish Ps:
Finishing Position of the horse in the race as in the official form record

When Wh:
The stage of the race where the horse was whipped: s = start of the race; m = middle of the race; f = finish of the race. NB not to be confused with race distance in miles and furlongs i.e. 1m 2f. Further details on this can be found in the Scope, Terms and Criteria section.

No. Whips:
Number of whip strikes to the horse that were counted. At the base of the No. Whips column, three figures are given. The first is for the number of horses whipped, the second for number of times they were all whipped, the third for the number of runners in the race, i.e. 10//29//13 ten horses were whipped, 29 times, from 13 runners.

Sho/Whip:
If the horse was shown the whip during the race, the data is displayed as: sw. If the horse was not shown the whip a blank space is left. Shown the whip is also interpreted as a tap down the shoulder/neck hands on the reins. It is to be noted that, although a horse is shown the whip, the horse may not have necessarily been shown the whip before being hit for the first time.

At the base of the Sho/Whip column a total is given for the number of horses shown the whip to the number of runners in the race, i.e. 9//13 nine horses shown the whip from thirteen runners.

There follows a selection of the Use of the Whip tables (a full set of the tables can be viewed/downloaded here).

Use of the whip

Thursday 16th October 2003, Southwell 3.00pm
Class D 3y+ Hand. 7f AW Stan.Fibre 16 ran
Horse Jockey Trainer Finish Ps. When Wh. No. Whips Sho/Whip
Flowerdrum A Culhane W Haggas 1   0  
Etoile Solitaire M Henry MA Jarvis 2 f 7 sw
St Petersburg G Duffield Tompkins 3 f 7 sw
Jacaranda SW Kelly B Meehan 4 mf 5 sw
Strong Hand P Mulrennan (5) M Easterb 5   0  
Majestic Times P Doe T Easterb. 6 f 4 sw
Blonde En Blonde G Gibbons Littmoden 7 f 4 sw
Barzak J Bramhill S Bowring 8 f 1 sw
Prince Of Gold Steph. Hollinshead(7) R Hollinsh. 9 f 5 sw
Elidore D Kinsella (3) B Palling 10 m 1 sw
Young Mr Grace D Allan (3) T Easterb. 11 m 1 sw
Silver Chime J Tate J Eustace 12 mf 4 sw
Hov S Hitchcott (3) JJ Quinn 13   0 sw
Effective R Miles (5) AP Jarvis 14 m 3 sw
Lakelands Lady P Makin (7) S Bowring 15 m 1 sw
Aventura L Fletcher (3) Polglase 16   0  
        6m 8f 12//43//16 13//16
Comments: Duffield hit his horse down the neck, hand off the reins. Culhane never resorted to the whip to win this competitive race.
Thursday 16th October 2003 Southwell 3.35pm
Class F 3y+Hand. 5f AW Stan.Fibre 16 ran
Horse Jockey Trainer Finish Ps. When Wh. No. Whips Sho/Whip
Count Cougar Laura-Jayne Crawford(7) TD Barron 1   0 sw
Laurel Dawn F Norton A Berry 2 f 9 sw
Soaked A Culhane D Chapm. 3   0  
Empress Josephine SW Kelly J Jenkins 4 f 7 sw
Teyaar P McCabe Macauley 5 mf 21 sw
Geronimo S Righton Kelleway 6 f 2 sw
Mr Spliffy L Enstone (3) KR Burke 7 f 4 sw
Mount Hillaby T Lucas M Easterb 8 m 2 sw
Patientes Virtis D Kinsella (3) Kelleway 9 f 6 sw
Heathyardsblessing G Duffield R Hollinsh. 10 f 1 sw
Mister Benji M Fenton B Baugh 11 f 5 sw
Henry Tun J Edmunds J Balding 12 mf 4 sw
Brioso FP Ferris (3) Eustace 13 mf 4 sw
Somethingabouther B Doyle DK Ivory 14 f 1 sw
Stand By R Miles (5) McCarthy 15 f 4 sw
Mikasa L Fletcher (3) RF Fisher 16   0  
        4m 12f 13//70//16 14//16
Comments: Kelly had a high arm action in his whipping, whilst Edmunds, Norton and McCabe all hit their horses down the neck. However, what stands out in this race is the whipping of Teyaar by McCabe. His 21 strikes in this five furlong race is totally unacceptable and should have seen action from the stewards. The winner was not whipped and claimer Laura-Jayne Crawford takes the credit.
Thursday 16th October 2003 Newmarket 4.00pm
Class A 3y+F&M List. 6f Flat Good/Firm 13 ran
Horse Jockey Trainer Finish Ps. When Wh. No. Whips Sho/Whip
Frizzante JP Spencer Fanshawe 1   0 sw
Goldeva N Callan R Hollins. 2 f 7 sw
Fanny's Fancy S Sanders CF Wall 3 f 5 sw
Ringmoor Down Dane O'Neill Arbuthnot 4   0 sw
Khulood R Hills J Dunlop 5 f 6 sw
Enchanted A McCarthy Margarson 6 f 1  
Presto Vento R Hughes R Hannon 7 f 6 sw
Proud Boast W Supple GS Rees 8 f 4 sw
Medeena TE Durcan J Dunlop 9 f 3 sw
Duty Paid Martin Dwyer Elsworth 10   0  
Olivia Grace K Darley L Cumani 11 f 2 sw
Fancy Lady M Hills BW Hills 12 f 3 sw
Dragon Flyer S Drowne M Quinn 13 m 4 sw
        1m 9f 10//41//13 11//13
Comments: Hughes, McCarthy, Supple, Durcan and Sanders all hit their horses down the neck. Fanny's Fancy was hit in the face with a whip in action from another jockey; it stopped her run.
Thursday 23rd October 2003 Brighton 5.00pm
Class F 3y+Ahand 1m 4f Flat Firm (G/F) 8 ran
Horse Jockey Trainer Finish Ps. When Wh. No. Whips Sho/Whip
Coup De Chance D Nolan P Blockley 1   0  
Short Change Hayley Turner (3) A Carroll 2 f 11 sw
Desert Island Disc R Miles J Bridger 3 f 3 sw
Khuzdar B O'Neill (5) Channon 4 f 2 sw
Gabor A Quinn GL Moore 5 f 4 sw
Western M Coumbe (5) Akehurst 6 f 1 sw
Scottish River N Chalmers MDI Usher 7 f 4 sw
Lord Temuchin J-P Guillambert M Wallace 8 f 3 sw
        7f 7//28//8 7//8
Comments: Eleven strikes of the whip from Turner. Strikes down the neck hands off the reins from Coumbe and O'Neill.
Monday 20th October 2003 Plumpton 2.05pm
Class F 4y+Claim. 2m NH Hurdle G/F 5 ran
Horse Jockey Trainer Finish Ps. When Wh. No. Whips Sho/Whip
Double Blade James Davies (5) N Wilson 1   0 sw
Blue Streak AP McCoy GL Moore 2 mf 5 sw
L'Etang Bleu JE Moore (5) MC Pipe 3 m 4 sw
Karakum Mr. S Thomas (7) Chamberl. 4 m 1 sw
Brady Boys MA FitzGerald J O'Shea 5 m 3 sw
        4m 1f 4//13//5 5//5
Monday 3rd November 2003 Plumpton 3.30pm
Class E 5y+ Hand. 2m 4f NH Chase Good(G/S) 4 ran
Horse Jockey Trainer Finish Ps. When Wh. No. Whips Sho/Whip
Reach The Clouds P Flynn J Upson 1   0 sw
Harik JE Moore (5) G Moore 2 mf 14 sw
Deich An Dorais MA FitzGerald Henderson 3 f 4 sw
Renaloo B Fenton R Rowe P m 1 sw
        2m 2f 3//19//4 4//4
Comments: Fourteen strikes from Moore is unacceptable.
Tuesday 18th November 2003 Newton Abbot 3.30pm
Class E 4y+Hand. 2m 1f NH Hurdle Good(G/S) 13 ran
Horse Jockey Trainer Finish Ps. When Wh. No. Whips Sho/Whip
Celtic Star J Culloty N Williams 1   0  
Ososhot M Batchelor AJ Wilson 2 f 2 sw
Iambe De La See MA FitzGerald Henderson 3   0  
Saby R Johnson PJ Hobbs 4 f 5 sw
Bekstar S Durak JC Tuck 5   0  
Fruit Defendu R Walsh P Nicholls 6 mf 4 sw
Welcome To Unos AP McCoy MC Pipe 7 m 1 sw
Mutadarra Miss RA Green (7) JW Mullins 8 mf 2 sw
The Gene Genie J Tizzard RJ Hodges 9   0 sw
Lord Fernando M Bradburne G Balding 10 m 2 sw
Premier Generation J Mogford Pritchard P m 2 sw
Ifrane Balima F Keniry JC Tuck P m 1 sw
Polish Legend C Llewellyn B Millman F f 3 sw
        6m 5f 9//22//13 10//13
Comments: Walsh high arm action and Green hit the horse down the neck, with hand off the reins. Polish Legend fell at the last hurdle, having been hit with the whip just before he looked to be shying from the whip, which was stuck out at a right angle to his head. His eye was clearly off the hurdle and on the whip, this must have contributed to the fall.

Jockey's Record data

Key to layout and abbreviations used in the Jockeys' Record tables

Layout

Discipline - Tally of Jockeys - Jockey's Name - NHR - NHW - TNW - NHSW - M/NHR - M/NHW

Abbreviations

©: Jockey is an Apprentice, Conditional or Amateur
NHR: Number of horses ridden
NHW: Number of horses whipped
TNW: Total number of whips
NHSW: Number of horses shown the whip
M/NHR: Mathematical mean whips for the number of horses ridden. This is given only for those jockeys with four or more rides recorded.
M/NHW: Mathematical mean whips for the number of horses whipped. Given only for those jockeys with four or more rides recorded.

Jockeys' Record All Weather Racing

    NHR NHW TNW NHSW M/NHR M/NHW
1 M Tebbutt 6 2 22 4 3.7 11
2 P McCabe 5 5 53 5 10.6 10.6
3 RL Moore 6 4 35 4 5.8 8.8
4 D Mernagh 6 6 51 6 8.5 8.5
5 F Norton 8 6 48 6 6 8
6 M Henry 5 5 34 5 6.8 6.8
7 S Whitworth 6 6 38 6 6.3 6.3
8 G Duffield 6 4 25 5 4.2 6.3
9 SW Kelly 16 14 85 14 5.3 6.1
10 A Culhane 12 6 35 6 2.9 5.8
11 M Fenton 16 14 80 13 5 5.7
12 L Dettori 7 6 34 6 4.9 5.7
13 JF Egan 7 7 39 7 5.6 5.6
14 D Sweeney 9 8 41 8 4.6 5.3
15 S Drowne 14 11 58 11 4.1 5.3
16 R Mullen 6 5 26 6 4.3 5.2
17 N Callan 9 9 46 9 5.1 5.1
18 R Hughes 5 4 19 5 3.8 4.8
19 G Gibbons 5 5 23 5 4.6 4.6
20 S Hitchcott © 6 5 23 6 3.8 4.6
21 L Fletcher © 9 7 32 6 3.6 4.6
22 D Allan © 6 4 18 4 3 4.5
23 Dane O'Neill 17 17 74 17 4.4 4.4
24 Darren Williams 7 7 31 7 4.4 4.4
25 LP Keniry © 9 9 39 9 4.3 4.3
26 E Ahern 4 3 13 4 3.3 4.3
27 J Tate 4 4 16 4 4 4
28 A Daly 4 3 12 3 3 4
29 J Bramhill 8 4 15 6 1.9 3.8
30 D Kinsella © 9 9 33 9 3.7 3.7
31 B Doyle 4 3 11 3 2.8 3.7
32 A Quinn © 4 4 14 4 3.5 3.5
33 FP Ferris © 8 8 27 8 3.4 3.4
34 R Miles © 9 9 31 9 3.4 3.4
35 J Mackay 4 3 10 2 2.5 3.3
36 J Fanning 8 3 10 8 1.3 3.3
37 Lisa Jones © 6 5 16 5 2.7 3.2
38 P Fitzsimons 4 3 9 3 2.3 3
39 J-P Guillambert © 7 5 13 6 1.9 2.6
40 P Doe 4 2 5 4 1.3 2.5
41 W Ryan 4 4 9 4 2.3 2.3
42 JF McDonald © 5 4 8 5 1.6 2
43 I Mongan 5 4 8 4 1.6 2
44 S Sanders 4 3 6 4 1.5 2
45 S Carson 5 2 3 2 0.6 1.5
46 C Catlin 7 4 5 4 0.7 1.3
47 D Nolan © 3 2 16 2    
48 L Enstone © 3 3 17 3    
49 R Ffrench 3 3 17 3    
50 Paul Eddery 3 2 11 3    
51 N Chalmers © 3 3 15 3    
52 JD O'Reilly © 3 3 14 3    
53 JP Spencer 3 3 14 3    
54 Joanna Badger 3 3 13 3    
55 J Carroll 3 3 10 3    
56 A Nicholls 3 1 3 2    
57 J Edmunds 3 3 9 3    
58 Dean McKeown 3 3 9 3    
59 P Mulrennan © 3 1 3 1    
60 R Smith 3 2 5 2    
61 A Clark 3 0 0 1    
62 G Baker 2 2 15 2    
63 D Corby © 2 2 14 2    
64 K Dalgleish 2 1 6 2    
65 D Fox © 2 2 12 2    
66 C Cogan 2 1 6 1    
67 N Chalmers © 2 2 9 2    
68 P Hanagan 2 2 9 2    
69 Dale Gibson 2 1 4 1    
70 G Hannon 2 2 7 2    
71 Steph. Hollinshead © 2 2 7 2    
72 D Swift © 2 1 3 2    
73 T Lucas 2 1 2 1    
74 P Makin © 2 2 2 2    
75 Mr E Dehdashti © 1 1 10 1    
76 R Fitzpatrick 1 1 10 1    
77 N Day 1 1 8 1    
78 P Robinson 1 1 8 1    
79 Ms C Williams © 1 1 7 1    
80 Dean Williams © 1 1 7 1    
81 TE Durcan 1 1 6 1    
82 Martin Dwyer 1 1 6 1    
83 R Hills 1 1 6 1    
84 Saleem Golam © 1 1 6 1    
85 Gemma Anderson © 1 1 5 1    
86 P Bradley © 1 1 5 1    
87 V Halliday 1 1 5 1    
88 T Hamilton © 1 1 5 1    
89 R Price 1 1 5 1    
90 Kristin Stubbs© 1 1 5 1    
91 Mr J King © 1 1 4 1    
92 Kirsty Mullineaux © 1 1 4 1    
93 B Reilly © 1 1 4 1    
94 Mr S Walker © 1 1 4 1    
95 Dawn Watson © 1 1 4 1    
96 Mr G Bartley © 1 1 3 1    
97 Mrs S Bosley © 1 1 3 1    
98 Mr L Jefford © 1 1 3 1    
99 PP Mathers © 1 1 3 1    
100 M Savage © 1 1 3 1    
101 S Yourston © 1 1 3 1    
102 P Gallagher © 1 1 2 1    
103 Mr B Haslam © 1 1 2 1    
104 A McCarthy 1 1 2 1    
105 D McGaffin © 1 1 2 1    
106 Rory Moore © 1 1 2 1    
107 S Righton 1 1 2 1    
108 PJ Scallan 1 1 2 1    
109 Kim Tinkler 1 1 2 1    
110 Mr J Pemberton © 1 1 1 0    
111 Miss F Guillambert © 1 1 1 1    
112 L McVicar © 1 1 1 1    
113 N Pollard 1 1 1 1    
114 JD Smith 1 1 1 1    
115 Laura-Jayne Crawford© 1 0 0 1    
116 Mrs S Moore © 1 0 0 1    
117 G Carter 1 0 0 0    
118 P Dineley © 1 0 0 0    
119 Mr J Millman © 1 0 0 0    
120 A Rutter © 1 0 0 0    
  Total & Mean 442 361 1698 383 3.8 4.7

Jockeys' Record Flat Racing

    NHR NHW TNW NHSW M/NHR M/NHW
1 D McGaffin © 5 4 45 5 9 11.3
2 D Allan © 7 5 40 5 5.8 8
3 TE Durcan 7 6 43 6 6.1 7.2
4 P Robinson 13 11 76 11 5.8 6.9
5 G Baker 4 4 27 4 6.8 6.8
6 SW Kelly 6 5 33 5 5.5 6.6
7 R Hughes 13 11 70 12 5.4 6.4
8 J Bramhill 4 3 19 4 4.8 6.3
9 Dane O'Neill 18 15 93 17 5.2 6.2
10 W Supple 12 9 53 11 4.4 5.9
11 LP Keniry © 5 5 29 4 5.8 5.8
12 S Drowne 18 14 81 13 4.5 5.8
13 Pat Eddery 14 12 67 11 4.8 5.6
14 JF Egan 6 5 28 5 4.7 5.6
15 D Holland 6 6 33 5 5.5 5.5
16 M Fenton 13 12 66 12 5.1 5.5
17 M Hills 12 11 59 11 4.9 5.4
18 RL Moore 8 5 27 6 3.4 5.4
19 R Hills 10 10 51 9 5.1 5.1
20 Lisa Jones © 9 9 46 8 5.1 5.1
21 A McCarthy 4 4 20 3 5 5
22 S Sanders 20 18 90 18 4.5 5
23 D Nolan © 4 3 15 3 3.8 5
24 E Ahern 10 10 49 9 4.9 4.9
25 PJ Scallan 4 4 19 4 4.8 4.8
26 D Corby © 6 5 24 6 4 4.8
27 G Duffield 5 4 19 3 3.8 4.8
28 S Carson 5 4 19 4 3.8 4.8
29 Martin Dwyer 20 13 62 14 3.1 4.8
30 L Enstone © 4 4 18 4 4.5 4.5
31 N Callan 11 9 40 9 3.6 4.4
32 A Culhane 16 11 47 13 2.9 4.3
33 L Dettori 11 10 41 11 3.7 4.1
34 I Mongan 5 5 20 5 4 4
35 D Sweeney 6 5 20 5 3.3 4
36 JP Spencer 11 7 27 9 2.5 3.9
37 P Dobbs 6 6 23 5 3.8 3.8
38 FP Ferris © 4 4 15 4 3.8 3.8
39 D Kinsella © 7 6 23 6 3.3 3.8
40 S Hitchcott © 7 7 26 7 3.7 3.7
41 K Fallon 10 9 32 9 3.2 3.6
42 J-P Guillambert © 4 4 14 4 3.5 3.5
43 T Eaves © 9 6 21 5 2.3 3.5
44 R Winston 18 10 35 11 1.9 3.5
45 L Fletcher © 5 5 17 5 3.4 3.4
46 J Fanning 7 4 13 5 1.9 3.3
47 R Ffrench 8 8 25 8 3.1 3.1
48 R Smith 4 4 12 4 3 3
49 R Mullen 8 5 15 4 1.9 3
50 K Darley 10 6 18 8 1.8 3
51 A Nicholls 5 5 12 5 2.4 2.4
52 S Whitworth 6 5 12 4 2 2.4
53 Darren Williams 4 4 9 4 2.3 2.3
54 W Ryan 4 3 7 3 1.8 2.3
55 J Carroll 6 4 8 3 1.3 2
56 C Catlin 19 5 10 6 0.5 2
57 F Norton 9 5 6 7 0.7 1.2
58 D Fox © 3 3 30 3    
59 P Fessey 3 3 18 3    
60 G Gibbons 3 3 15 3    
61 N Mackay © 3 2 10 2    
62 P Hanagan 3 2 9 2    
63 R Price 3 2 9 2    
64 R Miles © 3 3 12 3    
65 PJ Smullen 3 2 8 3    
66 K Dalgleish 3 3 11 3    
67 T Hamilton © 3 3 11 2    
68 MJ Kinane 3 3 7 3    
69 S Righton 3 3 9 2    
70 A Daly 3 3 7 3    
71 Paul Eddery 3 2 4 2    
72 TG McLaughlin 2 2 31 2    
73 JP Murtaugh 2 2 18 2    
74 Hayley Turner © 2 2 13 2    
75 G Bardwell 2 2 12 2    
76 G Carter 2 2 12 2    
77 R Fitzpatrick 2 2 11 2    
78 N Day 2 2 11 2    
79 V Halliday 2 2 8 2    
80 P Dineley © 2 1 4 2    
81 D Swift © 2 2 7 2    
82 Kim Tinkler 2 2 6 1    
83 P Bradley © 2 1 2 1    
84 A Beech © 2 2 3 2    
85 JF McDonald © 2 2 3 2    
86 Dale Gibson 2 0 0 1    
87 Dean McKeown 1 1 12 1    
88 T Williams 1 1 10 1    
89 Joanna Badger 1 1 7 1    
90 B Doyle 1 1 7 1    
91 J Edmunds 1 1 7 1    
92 Natalia Gemelova © 1 1 6 1    
93 Janice Webster © 1 1 5 1    
94 N Chalmers © 1 1 4 1    
95 P Fitzsimons 1 1 4 1    
96 A Quinn © 1 1 4 1    
97 P Doe 1 1 3 1    
98 M Lawson © 1 1 3 1    
99 D Mernagh 1 1 3 1    
100 PM Quinn 1 1 3 1    
101 L Treadwell © 1 1 3 1    
102 J Mackay 1 1 2 1    
103 Kirsty Mullineaux © 1 1 2 1    
104 B O'Neill © 1 1 2 1    
105 P Aspell © 1 1 1 1    
106 M Coumbe © 1 1 1 1    
107 CJ Davies © 1 1 1 1    
108 PP Mathers © 1 1 1 1    
109 J McAuley 1 1 1 1    
110 JD O'Reilly © 1 1 1 1    
111 Steph. Hollinshead © 1 0 0 0    
112 J Jeffrey © 1 0 0 0    
113 N Pollard 1 0 0 0    
114 A Rutter © 1 0 0 0    
115 J Tate 1 0 0 0    
116 O Urbina 1 0 0 0    
  Total & Mean 594 480 2263 488 3.8 4.7

Jockeys' Record National Hunt Racing

    NHR NHW TNW NHSW M/NHR M/NHW
1 A Dempsey 4 3 38 3 9.5 12.7
2 JE Moore © 10 9 88 10 8.8 9.8
3 R Thornton 13 11 103 10 7.9 9.4
4 R McGrath 4 2 17 3 4.3 8.5
5 L Cooper 5 4 27 5 5.4 6.8
6 G Richards © 6 4 25 5 4.2 6.3
7 G Lee 6 6 34 6 5.7 5.7
8 DR Dennis 4 3 17 4 4.3 5.7
9 R Walsh 4 3 17 3 4.3 5.7
10 W Marston 5 5 27 5 5.4 5.4
11 TJ Murphy 7 4 21 5 3 5.3
12 BJ Crowley 4 4 20 4 5 5
13 B Hitchcott 5 5 25 5 5 5
14 AP McCoy 20 18 86 19 4.3 4.8
15 Antony Evans © 4 4 19 4 4.8 4.8
16 PJ Brennan © 7 7 33 7 4.7 4.7
17 C Murray © 4 3 14 3 3.5 4.7
18 R Johnson 20 17 79 18 4 4.6
19 P Flynn 6 4 18 5 3 4.5
20 J Mogford 7 4 17 7 2.4 4.3
21 N Fehily 11 7 29 7 2.6 4.1
22 R Greene 5 3 12 4 2.4 4
23 T Doyle 8 3 12 4 1.5 4
24 DN Russell 5 1 4 2 0.8 4
25 M Nicolls © 4 4 15 4 3.8 3.8
26 J Culloty 10 5 19 7 1.9 3.8
27 JM Maguire 4 4 14 4 3.5 3.5
28 C Llewellyn 7 5 16 7 2.3 3.2
29 S Durak 7 6 18 6 2.6 3
30 James Davies © 10 6 18 9 1.8 3
31 L Aspell 7 4 12 7 1.7 3
32 MA FitzGerald 11 8 23 9 2.1 2.9
33 C Bolger © 7 6 15 6 2.1 2.5
34 A Thornton 16 8 20 13 1.3 2.5
35 R Young © 4 2 5 4 1.3 2.5
36 P Hide 9 6 17 7 1.9 2.8
37 R Hobson © 5 3 8 5 1.6 2.7
38 B Fenton 10 8 19 9 1.9 2.4
39 F Keniry 4 3 7 2 1.8 2.3
40 Mr S Thomas © 4 3 6 3 1.5 2
41 J Tizzard 7 5 10 6 1.4 2
42 A Tinkler © 7 5 9 7 1.3 1.8
43 M Bradburne 6 4 6 6 1 1.5
44 W Hutchinson © 4 2 3 3 0.8 1.5
45 R Walford © 7 2 3 3 0.4 1.5
46 JP McNamara 7 2 2 5 0.3 1
47 N Carter © 3 3 23 3    
48 R Lucy-Butler © 3 1 6 2    
49 B Harding 3 3 10 2    
50 C Honour © 3 3 9 3    
51 P Aspell © 3 2 6 2    
52 DC Costello © 3 3 8 3    
53 S Curran 3 2 5 2    
54 M Batchelor 3 2 4 3    
55 T Best © 3 3 5 3    
56 D Elsworth 3 2 2 3    
57 A Dobbin 2 2 19 2    
58 A Ross 2 2 14 2    
59 RCG Harris © 2 2 13 2    
60 D Flavin © 2 2 12 2    
61 P Whelan © 2 2 11 1    
62 JA McCarthy 2 2 9 2    
63 T Burrows © 2 2 8 2    
64 T Scudamore 2 2 8 2    
65 D Cosgrave © 2 2 7 2    
66 Mr O Nelmes 2 2 6 2    
67 VT Keane © 2 2 5 2    
68 A Pogson © 2 2 3 2    
69 T Siddall © 2 2 3 2    
70 R Spate © 2 2 2 2    
71 L Vickers © 2 1 7 2    
72 Miss EJ Jones © 2 1 6 2    
73 S Crawford © 2 1 3 1    
74 J Goldstein 2 1 3 1    
75 A O'Keeffe © 2 1 3 1    
76 Mr N Williams © 2 1 2 2    
77 D O'Meara 2 1 1 2    
78 R Flavin © 2 0 0 2    
79 Mr J Diment © 2 0 0 1    
80 P Moloney 2 0 0 0    
81 Mr A Price © 1 1 17 1    
82 K Renwick 1 1 13 1    
83 D Laverty © 1 1 11 1    
84 Mr P Cowley © 1 1 8 1    
85 Mr J Owen © 1 1 8 1    
86 Brian Murphy © 1 1 7 1    
87 Mr G Baines © 1 1 6 1    
88 S Karnicnik © 1 1 6 1    
89 Dr P Pritchard © 1 1 6 1    
90 Mr J Morgan © 1 1 6 1    
91 G Berridge 1 1 5 1    
92 A Honeyball © 1 1 5 1    
93 Mr JJ King © 1 1 5 1    
94 Mr TJ Malone © 1 1 5 1    
95 D McPhail 1 1 5 1    
96 Mr James White © 1 1 5 1    
97 G Berridge © 1 1 4 1    
98 Miss P Gundry © 1 1 4 1    
99 Mr S McHugh © 1 1 4 1    
100 Mr O Dayman © 1 1 3 1    
101 P Holley 1 1 3 1    
102 Sophie Mitchell © 1 1 3 1    
103 H Oliver 1 1 2 0    
104 D Crosse © 1 1 2 1    
105 Miss RA Green © 1 1 2 1    
106 Mr T Greenway © 1 1 2 1    
107 J Pritchard © 1 1 2 1    
108 Mr P Callaghan © 1 1 1 1    
109 M Foley 1 1 1 1    
110 Mr T Greenall © 1 1 1 1    
111 D Harold © 1 1 1 1    
112 O Kozak © 1 1 1 1    
113 P Madden © 1 1 1 1    
114 MH Naughton © 1 1 1 1    
115 Mr KE Power © 1 1 1 1    
116 TJ Phelan © 1 1 1 1    
117 Jacques Ricou 1 1 1 1    
118 L Barber © 1 0 0 1    
119 JP Byrne © 1 0 0 1    
120 G Carenza © 1 0 0 1    
121 E Cooper © 1 0 0 1    
122 S Fox 1 0 0 1    
123 D Gater © 1 0 0 1    
124 Mr D Jewett © 1 0 0 1    
125 O McPhail 1 0 0 1    
126 S Peltell © 1 0 0 1    
127 P Robson © 1 0 0 1    
128 Mr C Studd © 1 0 0 1    
129 Mr G Barfoot-Saunt© 1 0 0 0    
130 A Day © 1 0 0 0    
131 R Garrity 1 0 0 0    
132 RI Mackenzie © 1 0 0 0    
133 Mr J Mead © 1 0 0 0    
134 Matthew Smith © 1 0 0 0    
135 WA Worthington 1 0 0 0    
  Total & Mean         3.1 4.3


Stage of race where a horse is whipped data

National Hunt

Stage of race when whipped  No. horses whipped   Winning horses   No. races 
Start s 8 0 74
Middle m 171 5 74
Finish f 227 44 74
Not Whipped   29 74

* See notes below.

     Least Whip.   Most Whip.   Equal Whip.   Races 
Of 74 Race Winners 1st Horse 40 won 19 lost 15 drawn 74
Of 74 Race Seconds 2nd Horse 19 won 40 lost 15 drawn 74

+ See notes below.

All weather racing

Stage of race when whipped  No. horses whipped   Winning horses   No. races 
Start s 8 1 35
Middle m 141 6 35
Finish f 293 31 35
Not Whipped   4 35

* See notes below.

     Least Whip.   Most Whip.   Equal Whip.   Races 
Of 35 Race Winners 1st Horse 17 won 14 lost 4 drawn 35
Of 35 Race Seconds 2nd Horse 14 won 17 lost 4 drawn 35

+ See notes below.

Flat racing

Stage of race when whipped  No. horses whipped   Winning horses   No. races 
Start s 4 0 52
Middle m 152 6 52
Finish f 418 45 52
Not Whipped   7 52

* See notes below.

     Least Whip.   Most Whip.   Equal Whip.   Races 
Of 35 Race Winners 1st Horse 17 won 14 lost 4 drawn 35
Of 35 Race Seconds 2nd Horse 14 won 17 lost 4 drawn 35

+ See notes below.

Total of All Weather, Flat and National Hunt Racing

Stage of race when whipped  No. horses whipped   Winning horses   No. races 
Start s 20 1 161
Middle m 464 17 161
Finish f 938 120 161
Not Whipped   40 161

* See notes below.

     Least Whip.   Most Whip.   Equal Whip.   Races 
Of 35 Race Winners 1st Horse 82 won 51 lost 28 drawn 161
Of 35 Race Seconds 2nd Horse 51 won 82 lost 28 drawn 161

+ See notes below.

Notes:

* NB A horse can be whipped in any stage of a race i.e. at the start, in the middle, or at the finish. Therefore, a horse could feature in one or more columns, and, if he won, would appear in "winning horses" twice. This could not apply to horses not whipped that won.

+ The table focuses on the 1st and 2nd finishing positioned horses in a race, and compares the number of times each was whipped, or not. The horse whipped the least is given as won, the horse whipped the most is given as lost, a draw is an equal amount of whips, or if neither are whipped.

Whip use in relation to distance ran

National Hunt

A B C D E F    
Distance  No. Races   No. Horses Whipped   No. Whip Strikes   No. Horses Ran   No. Horses Shown Whip   Ratio C/D strikes/horse   Ratio E/D strikes/horse 
NH Hurdle              
2m 17 83 358 120 97 4.3 3
2m 1f 2 16 33 23 18 2 1.4
2m 2f 1 5 20 9 7 4 2.2
2m 4f 3 12 44 15 14 3.7 2.9
2m 5f 7 35 171 45 40 4.9 3.8
2m 6f 2 10 63 13 12 6.3 4.8
2m 7f 2 11 41 14 13 3.7 2.9
3m 1 7 29 8 7 4.1 3.6
3m 1f 2 6 39 8 7 6.5 4.9
3m 2f 1 3 12 3 3 4 4
Total & Ratio Mean 38 188 810 258 218 4.3 3.1
               
NH Chase              
2m 4 12 65 18 17 5.4 3.6
2m 1f 3 12 45 14 12 3.8 3.2
2m 2f 1 0 0 4 2 0 0
2m 4f 7 20 89 31 26 4.5 2.9
2m 6f 3 7 36 17 11 5.1 2.1
3m 3 1 1 47 15 13 4.3 3.1
3m 1f 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
3m 2f 6 24 135 34 29 5.6 4
Total & Ratio Mean 28 86 417 135 111 4.8 3.1
               
NH Flat              
2m 4 30 130 33 32 4.3 3.9
2m 1f 1 9 36 14 13 4 2.6
2m 2f 3 18 36 24 20 2 1.5
Total & Ratio Mean 8 57 202 71 65 3.5 2.8
               
Totals              
Total NH & Ratio Mean 74 331 1429 464 394 4.3 3
Mean/Race 1 4.5 19.3 6.3 5.3 4.3 3

All weather

A B C D E F    
Distance  No. Races   No. Horses Whipped   No. Whip Strikes   No. Horses Ran   No. Horses Shown Whip   Ratio C/D strikes/horse   Ratio E/D strikes/horse 
5f 1 13 70 16 14 5.4 4.4
6f 12 109 550 142 117 5 3.9
7f 7 82 366 98 88 4.5 3.8
1m 8 86 398 104 92 4.6 3.8
1m 2f 3 33 151 36 33 4.6 4.2
1m 4f 3 29 123 34 30 4.2 3.6
1m 7f 1 9 40 12 9 4.4 3.3
Total & Ratio Mean 35 361 1698 442 383 4.7 3.8
Mean/Race 1 10.3 48.5 12.6 10.9 4.7 3.8

Flat racing

A B C D E F    
Distance  No. Races   No. Horses Whipped   No. Whip Strikes   No. Horses Ran   No. Horses Shown Whip   Ratio C/D strikes/horse   Ratio E/D strikes/horse 
5f 4 46 191 55 49 4.2 3.5
6f 8 71 341 103 70 4.8 3.3
7f 14 112 444 137 115 3.9 3.2
1m 12 119 591 141 119 4.9 4.2
1m 1f 1 8 69 11 9 8.6 6.3
1m 2f 7 75 389 93 78 5.2 4.2
1m 3f 1 10 29 13 9 2.9 2.2
1m 4f 3 26 132 27 26 5.1 4.9
1m 6f 1 7 40 8 7 5.7 5
2m 1 6 37 6 6 6.2 6.2
Total & Ratio Mean 52 480 2263 594 488 4.7 3.8
Mean/Race 1 9.2 43.5 11.4 9.4 4.7 3.8

Total of All Weather, Flat and National Hunt Racing

A B C D E F    
Distance  No. Races   No. Horses Whipped   No. Whip Strikes   No. Horses Ran   No. Horses Shown Whip   Ratio C/D strikes/horse   Ratio E/D strikes/horse 
AW/Flat/NH 161 1172 5390 1500 1263 4.6 3.6
Mean/Race 1 7.3 33.5 9.3 7.8 4.6 3.6

This concludes A Hiding to Nothing. The full tables are available online in PDF format - click here to view them. For further background on the horse racing industry, including our previously published reports, see the Horse Racing Awareness Week pages.

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