Date - Thursday 16th February 2012
Following the recent announcement of the groundbreaking SIS deal at Shelbourne Park which will lead to increased prizemonies at the venue as well as worldwide syndication of racing content, one significant change to racing procedures will be introduced. The principal change to be made is that Stewards Inquiries will be held on greyhounds that win or lose by excessive margins. Should a greyhound not run to the satisfaction of the stewards a sample may be taken after a Stewards Inquiry. Should a raced greyhound find more than 0.5 seconds in grade and warrant a Stewards Inquiry, the Stewards may decide to impose a 30 day rule. Greyhounds that perform poorly may have to carry out satisfaction trial(s).
Head of Regulation for IGB Pat Herbert said "These enhancements to our racing procedures and systems now make us even more transparent and secure and ensure that our world leading standards continue to improve as we will never rest on our laurels in this area. We would like to thank all our owners and trainers for their cooperation".