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Victoria will implement National Rule Changes on August 22, 2018

A suite of Greyhound Australasia (GA) rule amendments will take effect in Victoria from August 22, 2018.

The changes will update five rules to provide more information, clarification, and, in some cases, will bring greyhounds rules in line with other racing codes.

GA implemented the changes on March 1, 2018 and GRV has now endorsed the amendments following a review and consultation with Victorian participants.

In particular, participants should note amendments to Rule 83A Raceday Treatment. This rule has been extended to prohibit the use of an injectable substance on the day before a race meeting, as well as on the day of the race meeting. The change will clear up confusion in the way the rule has been applied from state to state and will give participants the best chance of presenting their greyhound free of prohibited substances on race day.

Participants are also advised that GAR 1 has been amended to clarify the definition of Prohibited Substances, which now incorporates more detail and examples of prohibited substances. The amendments will not significantly change the way laboratories conduct testing or report the detection of prohibited substances. Participants are not expected to remember all of them, but every participant should be aware of what substances are being given to their greyhounds and are advised to talk to their vet if they need advice.

The following national rules will take effect on August 22, 2018:

To read more about the rule changes visit Greyhound Care & Standards – Rules and Regulations.

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About Greyhounds Australasia - Greyhounds Australasia (GA) comprises representatives from jurisdictional controlling bodies in Australian states and territories, and New Zealand (the GA Directors). The charter of GA is to support these jurisdictions via encouragement of a national approach to the Australasian greyhound racing industry. GA provides its stakeholders with value-added services and practices that support industry integrity, optimal returns and ensures a sustainable future.
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