What is RCÉTS?
RCÉTS (Rásaíocht Con Éireann/ Greyhound Racing Ireland Traceability System) is the newly developed traceability system for racing greyhounds.
When will it be in operation from?
RCÉTS - will be in operation from January 2021.
What will it do?
It will track a racing greyhound through all life stages including birth, microchipping, registration, racing career, changes of ownership/trainer, location, export, retirement and end of life.
Who will be required to maintain the record?
All owners/trainers/breeders will be required to maintain an accurate record on the traceability system via an online app of their greyhounds.
If I don’t have a smartphone will I still be able to update records?
Yes, the system will be available both online and via a Smartphone App.
What do I need to do to be ready to use the system?
If you are an owner/trainer/breeder you need to check if GRI has an email or phone contact for you on its Racing Management System (RMS). You can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Traceability Helpdesk on 061448120.
What happens then?
In January 2021 GRI will forward log-in details for RCÉTS to each person for whom we have contact details. At that point each person must ensure that records on the system are maintained up to date. A full “How To” guide will also be released at this time and FAQ help sheet updated.
I have a log-in to watch video archives will this login work for RCETS?
No, the log-in you use for watching racing videos does not work for RCETS. This is separate from the owner / trainer account you need to ‘Manage Your Kennel’ on the website or update your records on RCÉTS.
When do I get my new login and password?
If we have correct up-to-date contact details for you, we will issue you with log-in details starting in early January 2021. Log-in details are being issued on a phased basis.
If you think we do not have your contact details or you want to check, you can do this by emailing email@example.com or by contacting the Traceability Helpdesk on 061448120.
Who do I contact if I have problems using the system?
You can contact our help desk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Traceability Helpdesk on 061448120.
What happens if I fail to keep up-to-date records?
Failure to keep records up to date on RCÉTS will prevent greyhounds being listed for trials or racing.
Do I still need to notify the ICC as normal?
Maintaining records on RCÉTS does not remove the responsibility of any party to make statutory notification on any matters to the Irish Coursing Club (ICC) as Keepers of the Irish Stud Book.