Sam Waley-Cohen’s use of whip in Grand National victory damages racing’s reputation

Amidst the revelry of the kind of typically wonderful story Grand National is in the habit of churning out, there was an easy-to-miss footnote about jockey Sam Waley-Cohen’s farewell victory aboard Noble Yeats with the last career journey. Reports of Waley-Cohen’s overuse and misapplication of his whip were widely dismissed as simply “overenthusiastic”; a natural … Read more