Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland’s new traceability system for racing greyhounds – RCÉTS - will be in operation from January 2021.
A racing greyhound will be tracked on the traceability system through all life stages including birth, microchipping, registration, racing career, changes of ownership/trainer, location, export, retirement and end of life.
This will require all owners/trainers/breeders to maintain an accurate record on the traceability system and an online app will be made available to facilitate this.
What do you need to do?
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.
In January 2021 GRI will forward log in details for RCÉTS to each person for whom we have contact details. A user guide and FAQs will also issue. At that point each person must ensure that records on the system are maintained up to date.
Failure to keep records up to date on RCÉTS will prevent greyhounds being listed for trials or racing.
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.