UK Greyhounds: U.K. form must be procured and updated on the Irish Identity Card by Rásaíocht Con Éireann’s Regulation Department before such greyhounds are accepted for trials or racing in Ireland. This provision will not apply to U.K. trained greyhounds competing in events, with Special Authority granted by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (G.B.G.B.).
Graded UK Greyhounds: Greyhounds arriving from the U.K. or any other racing jurisdiction will have to successfully complete at least two official qualifying trials, over the distance that it is intended to race the greyhound in Ireland before being accepted for racing. In the case where it is intended to race over long distances, two trials over the 525 yards distance will suffice.
Open class greyhounds (AAO and AO, SSO and SO, DDO and DO and HO) will be exempted from this provision when the greyhounds last line of UK form is within 42 days from its proposed race in Ireland.
Raced and unraced greyhounds that have previously qualified for racing at Rásaíocht Con Éireann licenced Stadia returning from the U.K., with a sole entry of a Sales Trial in their Identity Card, will be exempted from completing two official qualifying trials, but the Identity Card for such a greyhound must be verified by Rásaíocht Con Éireann’s Regulation Department before such greyhounds are accepted for trials or racing in Ireland.
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