Rule 2 – Persons subject to Rules

Each Director, occupier, or Authorised Representative of a Racecourse Executive (see Rule 5), and every person who is an Owner, Authorised Agent, Licence holder or the holder of a temporary appointment under Rule 104, or who is a subject of Rule 83(v), or is a registered Sales Agent shall be deemed to have read the GBGB Rules of Racing, including the GRB Guidelines, Process and Penalties (Appendix VI) and then and thereafter whether or not he/she subsequently ceases to fall within one of the above categories to submit himself/herself to such Rules howsoever amended and to the jurisdiction of the GBGB, and to authorise and consent to the publication to the British Greyhound Stud Book (National Coursing Club), the British Horseracing Authority, the Irish Coursing Club, the Irish Greyhound Board (Bord na gCon), the Kennel Club, the Press and the public, and the publication in the Press and in the GBGB Calendar and otherwise, of details of any step taken, decision given or order made under these Rules.

When the GBGB, the Greyhound Regulatory Board or the Disciplinary Committee have power under these Rules to make any Inquiry or to make or to give any decision or order relating to any person who at any time has been within any category mentioned above, or have authority under these Rules to publish any decision or order given or made by them relating to such person, they shall have such power and authority notwithstanding that at the time of such Inquiry, decision order or publication such person is no longer within such category.

In exercising its powers the Disciplinary Authority shall have regard to the GRB Guidelines, Process and Penalties (Appendix VI).

Every person subject to the GBGB Rules of Racing shall notify the GBGB in writing of any change of address for that person within 28 Days of any such change in address.

Every person subject to the GBGB Rules of Racing shall have full regard to Greyhound welfare and shall accept the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 or the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 as applicable, to ensure that the needs of a greyhound for which they are responsible are met to the extent required by good practice.

A greyhound’s needs shall be taken to include:

i)  its need for a suitable environment,

ii)  its need for a suitable diet,

iii)  its need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns,

iv)  any need it has to be housed with, or apart from, other animals, and

v)  its need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.