From 1 May 2023, GWIC will be introducing the following new Local Racing Rules.
For further information, please visit https://www.gwic.nsw.gov.au/…/new-racing-rules-explained.
Please contact GWIC directly if you have any questions on 13 49 42.
|Local Rule||Description||Reason for Rule|
|LR 21A||It is an offence to cause any undue harm or suffering to a greyhound.||To clarify that the industry does not condone any mistreatment of greyhounds including, for example, striking a greyhound.|
|LR 34A||Owners do not need permission to house a greyhound with a registered Breeder or Stud Master for the purposes of breeding or whelping.||To improve efficiencies in the breeding process|
|LR 34B||A participant must present their greyhounds at a specific place when directed to do so by the Controlling Body.||To support compliance with GWIC’s Rehoming Policy and the industry’s eTracking program.|
|LR 55||A person must be registered as a Breeder to arrange for the service or AI insemination of a dam, or as a Breeder – Whelper to care for a whelping dam or litter of pups.||To ensure the person responsible for caring for the whelping dam and pups has the facilities and knowledge to do so.|
|LR 55A||A pregnant dam must be located at the premises of a Registered Breeder at least 14 days before the expected whelping date.||To ensure the pregnant dam has adequate time to nest and feel comfortable in her environment prior to whelping.|
|LR 64A||The owner or breeder of a greyhound must provide complete and accurate information in the course of registering a whelping or litter.||To safeguard the integrity of racing|
|LR 178D||Additional restrictions may be imposed upon a suspended person, such as not attending a racecourse or place where greyhounds are trained or kept.||As an alternative to imposing interim-disqualification and facilitate a participant’s re-entry into the sport should disciplinary action not proceed.|
|LR 178F||Additional restrictions may be imposed upon a disqualified person, preventing them from betting on a greyhound race.||To protect the integrity of racing by preventing disqualified persons from engaging in race manipulation or conspiring with current participants to do so.|
|LR 182||If a participant is charged with criminal offences, the Controlling Body may suspend their registration pending the outcome of the charges.||To protect the reputation of the industry by preventing those facing serious, indictable offences from participating in the industry.|
|Event||In NSW, an Event includes a satisfactory trial.|
|Presentation||Includes all greyhounds who present to a race track – whether they are scratched or not.|