Tony McCoy receives whip ban

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Updated: November 8, 2011

Tony McCoy feels that ‘a long winter awaits’ after he recieved a five day ban under the new whip rules introduced by the BHA.

The 16 time champion jockey picked up the ban after he struck his mount Caddie Master one time two many when the pair finished second in a handicap hurdle at Ffos Las on Sunday. McCoy will be banned from the 20-24th of November.

Speaking to attheraces Mccoy feels that everyone in racing will continue to suffer under the new whip rules. “The problem now for myself and Ruby and the lads that have already been done is that it’s going to be a long winter.

“The horse I rode in the last race, Quazy De Joie, is a big lazy three-mile chaser.

“If I could have given him a smack early on he might have got competitive and might have been able to win, but you can’t risk it any more.

“You feel a little bit sorry for the owners as well, as that horse would probably have won six weeks ago. That’s the way it is.

“You are doing your best to get them running – it is all about being competitive and you try to keep within the rules.”

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