Victorian greyhound racing participants have until 1st February 2016 to prepare for new National Rule provisions covering registration of breeding females through a Breeding Identification Card, also known as a Pink Card.
The amended Greyhound Australasia Rules (GAR), effective from 1 December 2015, includes GAR 127 (6) through to (12), which requires Victorian participants to register female breeding greyhounds with Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) to ensure they are eligible to breed.
Female greyhounds eligible for registration must be less than 8 years of age and not had 3 or more litters, including 2 or more litters within the past 18 months. Other requirements include micro chipping, up to date C5 vaccination records, DNA results recorded before service and the breeder registered with GRV.
To find out more about registering for a Pink Card, including fees, exemptions and Stud masters and FSI technician responsibilities, go to: http://www.grv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Pink-Card-Information.pdf
GRV will step up its information initiatives and provide more support for participants on the ground to help them comply with all National and Local Rules while continuing to monitor the impact of the amended National Rules.
To find out more about the new national rule changes, visit: www.grv.org.au/greyhound-racing-rulebook