Well I'm going to stick my neck out here and say ban the use of all whips across the board. and if the outcome of this is more horses failing on the track so be it, then the trainers maybe forced to review their training practices and find another way to make their horses run to their full ability, ( hopefully legally and humanely) I have never agreed with the use of the whip and never will. To say the whip is a go forward tool or aid is crap, its used with force, and to say it doesnt cause pain or discomfort is well lets not go there. When horses are treated and handled properly they will be willing to give 100% and then there they are trying their best when they get a cut with the whip, would that not piss you off? not only are you running as fast as you can,( which may not be fast enough) but you are getting hit for it. Just go the the races and stand near the finishing post an hear the whips being used thats not a gentle asking its a forcing.