Harness Racing Australia
Gear and Equipment


Whips - Specifications
Policy Guidelines
For Australia Wide Implementation   

Note:  Whip Rules Amendments - effective 1/05/2016

LENGTH    
LEATHER KEEPER    Maximum of 60mm in length and 20mm in width or a Non-rigid Tip
OVERALL LENGTH   Maximum overall length of 1600mm
 
 
   
DIAMETER    
HANDLE BASE   20mm
SHAFT END   5mm
 
 
   
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS    
LEATHER KEEPER*   Of Leather to be attached through shaft covering
NON-RIGID TIP Black or Tan Shaft and/or Keeper or Non-rigid Tip
COLOUR   Black or Tan
SHAFT    Fibreglass or equivalent
SHAFT COVERING   Black or Tan woven thread cover or equivalent

*Note: One of the consistent and major criticisms of the present whip is that the leather keeper is easily detached. In the above specification it is recommended that the Leather Keeper be spliced through the whip itself and be sewn into position.

 

Date of Effect:   1 January 2010

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