TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

2020 Rule Book Cover 1-1


SECTION 1.0             PURPOSE AND ELIBIBILITY 1-1

 

1.1     Purpose of the Whippet Racing Program …………………………………………..     1-1    

1.2     Whippets Eligible to Participate in the WRA’s Racing Program …………1-1

 

SECTION 2.0             REQUIREMENTS    2-1

         

2.1     Requirements for Whippet Racing Association Racing ……………………..      2-1    

2.2     Requirements for a Qualifying Whippet Racing Association Race Meet     2-1

2.3     Requirements for Granting A Waiver of the Requirement  For A

Qualifying Meet …………………………………………………………………………………..    2-1    

2.4     Scheduling of Approved Whippet Racing Association Race Meets  …….   2-2

2.5     Running an Official Race Meet …………………………………………………………..     2-3    

2.6     Reporting Results of An Official Race Meet ……………………………………….     2-3    

          2.6.1   Web Site Unavailable ………………………………………………………………     2-3

          2.6.2   Per Capita Payment and Grading Guide Information …………………….    2-4

2.7     National Race Meet …………………………………………………………………………….     2-4              

2.7.1   Seniors and Legends Classes ………………………………………………...........       2-5    

2.8     Nonaffiliated Events …………………………………………………………………………..     2-5

2.9     Official Entry Blank for Approved WRA Race Meets ………………………….     2-6    

 

SECTION 3.0             RACING OFFICIALS AND DUTIES                                   3-1

 

3.1     Local Race Secretary …………………………………………………………………………      3-1

3.2     Inspection Committee ……………………………………………………………………….      3-1              

3.2.1          Disqualifications ……………………………………………………………………...      3-1

          3.2.2   Measuring ………………………………………………………………………………      3-2

                   3.2.2.1          Purpose …………………………………………………………..     3-2

                   3.2.2.2          Site ……………………………………………………………….…     3-2

                   3.2.2.3          Procedure ……………………………………………………….      3-2

                   3.2.2.4          Proper Positioning ………………………………………….      3-3

                   3.2.2.5          Exempt Status from Measuring …………………….      3-3

          3.2.3   Paddock Scratches ………………………………………………………………..      3-3

3.3     Foul Judges ……………………………………………………………………………………….      3-4

3.4     Finish Line (Placement) Judges ……………………………………………………….       3-4

          3.4.1   How to Calculate Official Placements when the

                   Head Line Judge Finds No Consensus Between the Judges …       3-4

                   3.4.1.1          Formula for determining Ties ………………………..      3-5

                   3.4.1.2          Use of Camera ……………………………………………….      3-6

                   3.4.1.3          Final judgment ……………………………………………….      3-7

          3.4.2   Dealing with questions ………………………………………………………….       3-7

3.5     Paddock Judges ………………………………………………………………………………..      3-7

3.6     Lure Operator ……………………………………………………………………………………      3-7

3.7     Box Operator …………………………………………………………………………………….      3-8

3.8     Timer ………………………………………………………………………………………………..      3-8

3.9     Extra Officials ……………………………………………………………………………………      3-8

 

 

 

 

Section 4.0 DISQUALIFICATIONS AND DISMISSALS                                                       4-1                                 

4.1     Adult DQ’s ………………………………………………………………………………………….     4-1

4.2     Puppy DQ’s ………………………………………………………………………………………..     4-2

4.3     Owner Conduct and other Considerations for Possible Dismissals ….       4-2

4.4     Rerunning of a Race ………………………………………………………………………….     4-3    

4.5     Cautions …………………………………………………………………………………………….      4-3

4.6     Protest Procedures …………………………………………………………………………….     4-4

 

SECTION 5.0             OPERATION OF THE NATIONAL GRADING SYSTEM     5-1

 

5.1     Objectives ………………………………………………………………………………………….     5-1

5.2     How Whippets are Graded ………………………………………………………………..      5-1

5.3     Selection of Post Positions ………………………………………………………………..      5-2

          5.3.1   First Program …………………………………………………………………………      5-3

          5.3.2   Rotation by Points …………………………………………………………………       5-4

5.4     Adult Point Scoring …………………………………………………………………………..       5-4

5.5     Puppy Races ……………………………………………………………………………………..      5-5

          5.5.1   Age ………………………………………………………………………………………..      5-5

          5.5.2   Grouping Puppies by Race …………………………………………………….      5-5

          5.5.3   Scoring of Puppy Races ………………………………………………………..      5-6

5.6     Trophies and Awards …………………………………………………………………………      5-6

 

SECTION 6.0             RACE TRACK AND EQUIPMENT 6-1

 

6.1     Race Track ………………………………………………………………………………………..      6-1

6.2     Paddock Area …………………………………………………………………………………….     6-1

6.3     Paddock Identification Board or Official Score Board ………………………      6-2

6.4     Loudspeaker ……………………………………………………………………………………..      6-2

6.5     Racing Blankets ………………………………………………………………………………..      6-2

6.6     Racing Muzzles ………………………………………………………………………………….      6-2

6.7     Lure Equipment ………………………………………………………………………………..      6-3

          6.7.1   Lure Machine ………………………………………………………………………..       6-3

          6.7.2   The Lure ………………………………………………………………………………..      6-3

6.8     Starting Box ……………………………………………………………………………………..      6-4

 

 

SECTION 7.0 TITLES AND AWARDS ,                                7-1

 

7.1     Certificates …………………………………………………………………………………………     7-1

7.2     Companion Racer and Companion Racer Excellent Points and Use …       7-1

7.3     Whippet Race Champion Award Points …………………………………………….      7-1

7.4     Whippet Race Champion Excellent (National) Points ……………………….       7-2

7.5     Titles Awarded by the Whippet Racing Association  …………………………..     7-3

          7.5.1   The Companion Racer Title (CR) ……………………………………………      7-3

          7.5.2   The Companion Racer Excellent Title (CRX) ………………………….      7-3

          7.5.3   The Whippet Race Champion Title (WRCh) ……………………………      7-4

          7.5.4   The Whippet Race Champion Excellent Title (WRChX) ………….      7-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX A   SAMPLE RACE REPORT …………………………………………………………..     A-1

APPENDIX B   ADULT QUICK SET-UP CHART ……………………………………………….      B-1

APPENDIX C   PUPPY QUICK SET-UP CHART ………………………………………………..      C-1

APPENDIX D   OFFICIAL LINE JUDGES REPORT FORM …………………………………      D-1

APPENDIX E   OFFICIAL FOUL JUDGES REPORT FORM ……………………………….       E-1

APPENDIX F   OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM ………………………………………………………….      F-1

APPENDIX G   MEET SCORE SHEET ………………………………………………………………      G-1

BYLAWS Updated 1-1-17   .............…………………………………………………………….     H-1

CONSTITUTION    …………………………………………………………………….................      I-1

POLICIES & PROCEDURES ……………………………………………………...................       J-1

 

 

 

 

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