From 1st March 2010, an international entry will only be permitted to race or trial in the UK if the greyhound has been microchipped and registered on the GBGB registry database.
Please note that greyhounds participating in sales trials on GBGB tracks are exempt from the regulations and are not required to be microchipped or register in advance.
There is no charge for an international entry registration. However, the following information must be provided to GBGB not less than five working days prior to the closing date of the intended race/competition and not less than five working days prior to participation in a trial:
- Name and address and contact telephone number of owner (or owners in joint ownership)
- Proof of address for the owner/s (copy of utility or telephone bill)
- Proof of date of birth of the owner/s (copy of passport or driving licence0
- Name and address of trainer
- Name , address and date of birth of trainer assistants/kennel hands
- Name of greyhound and identification (markings and form lines)
- Certificate of microchipping, to include microchip barcode or full microchip number. The microchip must comply with either ISO standard 11784:1996 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785:1996 of the ISO’s standards for microchips.
- Name of competition/race/trial that greyhound will be competing in
- Place of kennelling in Britain and name of GBGB trainer licensed to kennels
- Up to date veterinary certificate of inoculation
- Special authority from the Irish Greyhound Board.
For more information, please contact the GBGB Registry Department on 004420 7421 3770
Please Click here to see the information required by GBGB prior to Irish trained runners racing in UK.
For Special Authority approval from the Irish Greyhound Board, please contact Barry Coleman on 061448011.