Rules of Racing

GBGB Rules of Racing are strictly adhered to by all in our sport. As its regulator, we take any misdemeanors very seriously and anyone found to be in violation of the Rules will be appropriately disciplined.

Any suggested amendment to the Rules of Racing are debated and, if they are deemed appropriate and for the good of the sport, then implemented. Any amendments will appear on this site and all licencees will be informed.

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Code of Practice

As part of our Greyhound Commitment, GBGB has launched a new Code of Practice for the operation and management of residential greyhound kennels. The Code is a broad and comprehensive manual that brings together all the existing guidance and documentation on residential kennel standards into one place so that everyone in our sport understands what is expected of them and has the knowledge, advice and support to maintain consistently high standards of care.

Compiled by veterinary experts and industry specialists, alongside animal welfare partners, the Code of Practice highlights the best practice on operating and managing residential greyhound kennels. It covers all aspects of caring for a greyhound’s mental and physical health with recommendations on the construction, maintenance and management of kennels to guidelines on environmental enrichment, exercise, nutrition and dental care.

The Code builds on the BSI Publicly Available Specification (PAS 251: 2017) to ensure there is clarity over the high standards expected for the operation and management of residential greyhound kennels as there is for GBGB licensed racecourses.

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