11 Sep 2009

Jockeys will race this weekend in Australia

7:26 am on 11 September 2009

Horse racing will go ahead around Australia this weekend as scheduled but jockeys have not ruled out further industrial action over the controversial whip rules.

Jockeys walked off the job at race meetings across the country, after the Australian Racing Board rejected their request to be able to whip horses more in the last 100 metres of a race as long as they were in contention.

Racing Victoria says its meetings will go ahead over the weekend, but jockeys will deliver an ultimatum to the board on Monday.

Racing Victoria's chief operating officer, Bernard Saundry, says he's confident there'll be no more disruption.