All interstate participants who are intending to nominate and complete in the TAB Million Dollar Chase should be aware of the protocols announced by the Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission (GWIC).
From September 1, GWIC requires all interstate trainers and/or owners with any greyhound that they intend to transfer to a NSW registered trainer in order to nominate that greyhound for any event in the MDC series, including any supporting advertised feature events, or any other race that is not part of the MDC series complete an ‘Interstate Trainer Transfer’ notification form prior to the transfer occurring.
This form is to be provided at least three (3) days before the transfer, or intended transfer, of the greyhound to a NSW registered trainer. A kennel notification must also be submitted within three (3) days of the greyhound coming into the custody of a NSW registered trainer receiving the greyhound/s.
There are additional requirements for Victorian greyhounds, and where a Victorian trainer is not intending to transfer a greyhound to a NSW participant as previously mentioned, the following requirements apply, due to the current Victorian government restrictions.
A Victorian greyhound will be permitted to start only if:
The greyhound only travels to NSW.
The greyhound must be on a continuous journey to the race meeting and return as part of that continuous journey, and does not stay in NSW.
The Victorian participant provides express written authority to a NSW registered participant to be in charge of the greyhound for the race meeting, and associated travel to and from that meeting.
That the express written authority is provided to GWIC at least three (3) days prior to the intended journey to and from the race meeting.
Please note that all other government Covid-19 guidelines and legislation must be adhered to in NSW and each interstate jurisdiction.