Rule 130 – Start signal

When the Starter is satisfied that all is in order under Rule 129 and all Greyhounds are facing forward, he/she shall give a public signal for the hare to be started. After that time, the Greyhounds shall receive no further attention and the start shall not be deliberately prevented or postponed except when permitting the start would lead to declaration of ‘No Trial’ or ‘No Race’ under Rule 145.