Seminar paper delivered by Professor Paul McGreevy (Vet Science, Sydney) on Tuesday May 3rd, 2011 in the Law Building of the University of Sydney.

This presentation refers to the following three peer-reviewed papers.

Evans, D.L., McGreevy, P.D. 2011. An investigation of racing performance and whip use by jockeys in Thoroughbred races. PLoS ONE 6(1): e15622. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015622 *

McGreevy, P.D., Ralston, L., 2011. The distribution of whipping of Australian Thoroughbred racehorses in the penultimate 200 metres of races is influenced by jockeys’ experience. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. Accepted

McGreevy, P.D., Oddie, C.F. 2011. Holding the whip hand – a note on the distribution of jockeys’ whip-hand preferences in Australian Thoroughbred racing. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. Accepted.

*This paper can be viewed freely online along with detailed responses to three critiques

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