UPDATE ON THE PROCEDURE OF EQUAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF SEEDING CATEGORIES - SWEEPSTAKE DRAWS

UPDATE ON THE PROCEDURE OF EQUAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF SEEDING CATEGORIES - SWEEPSTAKE DRAWS

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The following Procedure for Sweepstake Trap Draws, which facilitates an Equal Distribution of Seeding in Sweepstakes, has been developed by Rásaíocht Con Éireann and will apply to the Trap Draw for the First Round of Sweepstakes which are to be drawn on or after Thursday 5th November 2020 and will apply to subsequent rounds of these Sweepstakes thereafter.

The Trap Draw procedure in place prior to 5th November 2020 will continue to apply for all rounds of Sweepstakes which were drawn prior to 5th November 2020.

Seeding categories for greyhounds eligible for the draw are separated from each other in advance of the draw. All greyhounds are identified by name on a card with seeding and guarding provisions indicated. These cards are then placed in a sealed envelope. The draw takes place in accordance with the below procedure.

 ALLOCATION OF WIDE SEEDS:

A draw is made solely for the Wide seeds, the first drawn Wide seed will get trap six in the first available heat, the second drawn Wide seed will get trap six in the second available heat and so on until the last Wide seed is drawn.

In the event that there are more Wide seeds than heats, the Wide seed drawn after the last heat will be allocated trap five in the first available heat and so on. All heats are populated in a forward manner.

ALLOCATION OF INSIDE SEEDS:

A draw is made solely for the Inside seeds, the first drawn Inside seed will get trap one in the first heat, the second drawn Inside seed will get trap one in the second heat and so on until the last Inside seed is drawn.

 In the event that there are more inside seeds than heats, the Inside seed drawn after the last heat will be allocated trap two in the first heat and so on. All heats are populated in a forward manner.

ALLOCATION OF MIDDLE SEEDS:

A draw is made solely for the Middle seeds, the first drawn Middle seed will be placed in the highest trap number available in the first heat, the second drawn Middle seed will be placed in the highest trap number available in the second heat and so on until the last Middle seed is drawn.

In the event that there are more Middle seeds than heats the Middle seed drawn after the last heat will be allocated the highest trap number available in the first available Heat and so on. All heats are populated in a forward manner.

VACANT TRAPS:

For events where there are to be five runners in a Heat then trap 4 shall be vacant. A trap allocation of “Vacant” should be placed in Trap 4 in the relevant Heat(s).

GUARDED GREYHOUNDS:

Guarded greyhounds are drawn in accordance with their seeding (above).

But in the event of a guarded greyhound being drawn into a heat where there is a similarly guarded greyhound then this greyhound is placed in the next available trap in the next available heat (as outlined in the above draw for allocation of seeds). All heats are populated in a forward manner.