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Greyhound programming update

17 / 10 / 2018
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The Programming Sub Committee at its meeting in August reviewed the Race Programming policy in respect to Masters Races.

Tasracing has approved the recommendation of the Sub Committee that the policy be amended with the following changes in respect to Masters Races:

2.2

One race, at every meeting wherever possible, restricted to greyhounds over the age of 42 months shall be programmed as detailed in clause 2.3. These races shall be known as Masters Races.

2.3

Masters Races shall be programmed, where possible, on the following basis:

2.3.1

Hobart and Launceston:

  • Mixed 4/5 Sprint
  • Mixed 4/5 Sprint Reverse Order of Choice
  • Mixed 4/5 Short Sprint
  • Mixed 4/5 Short Sprint Reverse Order of Choice
  • Free-to-All Reverse Order of Grade and Reverse Order of Choice Sprint
  • Free-to-All Reverse Order of Grade and Reverse Order of Choice Short Sprint

2.3.2

Devonport

  • Mixed 4/5 Sprint
  • Mixed 4/5 Sprint Reverse Order of Choice
  • Free-to-All Reverse Order of Grade and Reverse Order of Choice Sprint

Due to the frequency of Short Sprint Masters races, clause 2.6.1 of the policy has been amended to read:

A maximum of three races over the Short Sprint distance, excluding Masters Races, shall be programmed at any meeting.

The following clause has now been included in the Minimum Nominations policy covering the division of Free-to-All Reverse Order of Grade and Reverse Order of Choice races:

  • If a Free-to-All Reverse Order of Grade and Reverse Order of Choice race is divided, then such division shall be made with the highest grades (and then Order of Choice) in one division with the lowest grades in another division.

A change to Clause 2.5 of the Minimum Nominations policy to amend the order in Short Sprint races will be programmed has also been adopted.  The updated clause reads:

Short Sprint Races in the order of Grade 6, Grade 5, Grade 4, Mixed 5/6, Mixed 4/5, Grade 3, Mixed 3/4 and then Mixed 1/2, Mixed 2/3 or Invitation.

These amendments are effective from 1 November 2018.

The programming will continue to undergo review and development and participants are encouraged to provide written comments and/or suggestions for improvement to their Club or Tasracing to assist in this ongoing review process.