Rule 128 – Starting time

The Racing Manager or their Deputy must check that their timepiece, used for determining the Off-Time, is accurate before racing begins.

A public announcement or signal shall be made at least two minutes before the Greyhounds enter the Starting Trap(s) for a Race. The Greyhounds shall not be held stationary for more than one minute behind the Starting Trap(s) before being placed therein. A Race shall normally start no earlier than the time advertised or shown on the Racecard subject to Rule 107.

It is the responsibility of the Local Stewards to ensure that any and all off-times, or times relative to any other incident, recorded in race meeting data, are accurate.