Rule 64 – Categories and types of Race
i) The different categories of Races shall be as follows;
a) An Open Race shall be a Race or series of Races, the particulars of which are advertised in the GBGB Calendar under Rule 81, and for which entries are normally received for Greyhounds in the charge of any Trainer, but the conditions of an Open Race may restrict entries in this or any other respect.
b) A Graded Race shall be a Race for which the Greyhounds are selected by the Racing Manager from those in the charge of any Trainer.
c) An Intertrack Race shall be a Race or series of races between two or more teams of Greyhounds, each team representing a GBGB Licensed Racecourse and organised by the respective Racing Managers. The total number of greyhounds in each team shall be of equal number between competing racecourses, except where withdrawals are made from the final or only version of the card and suitable reserves are not available. Each Greyhound to be included in such a team shall as a minimum qualification be eligible to contest a Graded Race, not necessarily over the same distance, at the Racecourse it represents.
d) No Rule
e) A Match shall be a Race between two Greyhounds in the charge of different licensed Trainers, unless previously approved otherwise by the GBGB, and the property of different Owners, on terms agreed by the latter. A Match and its terms shall require the approval of the GBGB before its inclusion in a programme.
f) A Private Sweepstakes shall be a Race between three or more Greyhounds in the charge of different licensed Trainers unless previously approved otherwise by the GBGB, and the property of different Owners, on terms agreed by the latter. A Private Sweepstakes and its terms shall require the approval of the GBGB before its inclusion in a programme.
g) A Handicap Race shall be a Race wherein each Greyhound, under the conditions of the Race or by the Racing Manager, is allotted a Handicap. A Greyhound allotted a Scratch Handicap shall start from a Starting Trap at the normal starting position for the nominal distance of the Race, and a Greyhound allotted a Handicap of a number of metres start shall start from a Starting Trap placed that number of metres in front of such normal starting position; all Starting Traps to open simultaneously.
h) A Substitute Race shall be a Race included in the programme and shown on the Racecard to replace any Race not run at that Meeting. Greyhounds engaged in a Substitute Race shall be treated as if the Race were going to be run, until the Meeting is completed.
ii) The term Sweepstakes may be applied to any Race where the Entry Fees or subscriptions paid by the Greyhound Owners are given as prizes for that Race.
iii) The following shall be particular types of Races in one or more of the above categories:
a) An Invitation Race shall be a Race in which specific Greyhounds are invited to take part according to the conditions and which is approved by the GBGB who may for the purposes of an international or other Invitation Race, waive any Rules as necessary.
b) A Produce Race shall be an Open Race for Greyhounds of defined origin, usually members of a litter originally entered as such for the Race, each Greyhound to run having been included in the entries at each subsequent acceptance stage. A Greyhound to run in a Produce Race shall be registered and its registration application form stamped before the date stipulated in the conditions. For the purpose of Produce Races, a British-bred Greyhound shall be defined as one whose dam is registered in the British Greyhound Stud Book and subsequently the progeny.
c) A Hurdles Race shall be a Race run over at least three separate flights of Hurdles.