This guidance is applicable to operators ofgreyhound tracks requiring a local authoritylicence,
rred to as ‘
This guidance is applicable in England only.
The guidance provides advice on complyingwith the requirements of the Welfare ofRacing Greyhounds Regulations 2010 (the
This guidance is intended:
to accompany the Regulations; and
o provide examples of good practice.To distinguish between the two types ofinformation, all advice on good practice is inshaded boxes, with a heading of GoodPractice.
Essential actions tocomply with theRegulation:
All greyhound racing tracks in Englandmust be licensed by their local authority,unless exempt because they are regulatedby a body accredited by UKAS. Theconditions of a licence are:
A veterinarian must be present at allrace meetings, trials and sales trials andmust inspect every greyhound before itruns.
The veterinarian must be provided withand have access to appropriate facilities.
Suitable kennels must be provided for atleast every 1 in 5 greyhounds that aregoing to run in a race or trial.
Only greyhounds that are micro-chippedand, where required, tattooed may run ina race or trial.
Records must be kept of owners,trainers, greyhounds and injuries togreyhounds.