Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) is monitoring the progress of the extreme hot weather forecast for the coming days and has considered the care and welfare needs of racing greyhounds in the context of upcoming Racing and Trial Schedules. At this point RCÉ wishes to advise of the following:
Arrangements are being made at tracks to ensure that additional water points including greyhound baths are made available and additional ventilation in kennels where appropriate.
Owners and trainers are reminded of the importance of good ventilation in transportation arrangements for greyhounds and ensuring that adequate water and other supports are available for all greyhounds. Please click here to view a reminder of some tips 'caring for the greyhound in hot weather’ from RCÉ/GRI.
RCÉ will review the position on a daily basis in light of up-to-date weather forecast.