Greyhound Racing Victoria has approved new racing rules relating to Satisfactory Trials, which will take effect from 1st November, 2011.
Below is the new set of Greyhounds Australasia Rules regarding Satisfactory Trials.
RULEBOOK NO. 38 SATISFACTORY TRIALS
38.1 For the purpose of GAR71 and GAR72, the following conditions shall also be complied with where a greyhound is ordered to undergo a Satisfactory Trial:
(a) The person authorised to supervise the Satisfactory Trial shall check the identity of the greyhound as corresponding with the Greyhound Certificate.
(b) The greyhound shall wear a race rug.
(c) Except in the case of a Satisfactory Trial under GAR40 and GAR76, no less than four (4) greyhounds inclusive of the greyhound undergoing the Satisfactory Trial shall compete in the Trial.
(d) The person authorised to supervise the Satisfactory Trial shall forthwith, upon completion of the Trial, submit a report in writing with the Board in the form required by the Board.
(e) If a greyhound is ordered to undergo a Satisfactory Trial on a circle track, and successfully completes that Satisfactory Trial on a straight track, it will be cleared for straight track racing only.
(f) The person authorised to supervise the Satisfactory Trial shall weigh the greyhound prior to the Satisfactory Trial and record such weight in the records kept by the Controlling Body.
42.3 For the purposes of GAR106(3), the Board directs the last registered owner of that greyhound will be responsible for that greyhound and shall advise the Board if that greyhound is to be retired as a pet, a breeding greyhound, a GAP greyhound, or has been humanely euthanased by a veterinarian. [GRV 25.9.07