Amendments to the Rules of Racing – 23rd April 2021
The Rules of Racing amendments, which will be detailed in full in this week’s GBGB calendar, follow the 2020 GBGB licensing review and introduction of new external residential kennel inspections by NSF International.
Key amendments include:
Rule 212 & 213: It is now a requirement of the licence that trainers must read, understand and be compliant with the PAS 251 – Specification for Trainers’ Residential Kennels. Developed in partnership with animal welfare organisations, veterinarians, government and industry specialists, the PAS covers all aspects of caring for a racing greyhound from diet, exercise and environmental enrichment to kennel specification and construction.
Rule 53 & 195: There are new criteria for disqualifying a greyhound for deliberate interference. The requirement to obtain a signed declaration from the trainer has been removed whilst the trainer (or their representative) must now be given the opportunity to present any mitigation they feel is relevant during a review of the interference. The deadline for submitting the details of a disqualification to the National Form Database has been extended to the end of the meeting.