New Whipping Rule

The annual Directors’ meeting of the PEI Matinee tracks was help on April 20th. Dates for the 2017 Challenge Series were confirmed and can be found on the race dates page.
After much discussion, it was decided that whips would be allowed in Challenge Series races on a trial basis and their use or misuse will be policed by both Jay Noye and fellow horsemen. Decisions by Jay Noye will be final. The motion, introduced by Paul Hagen and seconded by Raymond White reads:
Excessive use of a whip will be penalized by loss of points, travel allowance, coolers, all prizes and attendance in the winner’s circle. Repeat offenders will be denied entry in future matinee races. A line must be kept in each hand and the whip cannot be used below the shafts.