Everyone at the GBOTA and Gosford is totally committed to best practices to ensure we continue to achieve positive outcomes for participants and for our great industry.
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, there are additional protocols and safety measures in place for trials.
All trials must be pre booked by phoning the office on (02) 4323 4423. If your call does not get answered, please leave a message with your contact phone number so that staff can phone you back to book your trials.
Trials are booked into a ten minute block, with approximately three trials per block. Arm trials will be booked for later in the trial session.
- When booking, you will be given a time, and a starting box to go to
- Trainers must arrive 10 minutes prior to starting time
- Check in with the ticket seller at the starting box
- Confirm trial details and make payment. Note, cash only, and correct money is always appreciated.
- Participants undertaking finish on trials must bring their own lure.
- Lure must have a secure loop which can be clipped to the end of the arm
- Muzzle must be worn, unless undertaking a finish on trial with own lure
Only licensed participants may attend and undertake trials and catching and we remind participants that you MUST trial within own Zone.
Participants trialling must follow directive of staff and stewards on course at all times, as subscribed in the National Racing Rules.
Enclosed shoes must be worn
Trialling is undertaken at own risk.
What is biosecurity?
Biosecurity is a set of preventive measures designed to reduce the spread of infectious diseases. This includes procedures such as surveillance, isolation and quarantine, movement restrictions, avoidance of potentially contaminated areas, reduction of animal contact, cleaning and disinfection, and improving greyhound health through treatment and vaccination.
What is my role in biosecurity?
Greyhound trainers, breeders and owners have a role in almost every aspect of biosecurity including: 1. Surveillance
2. Isolation and Quarantine
3. Cleaning and disinfection
4. Protection of at risk greyhounds
What is Canine Coronavirus?
Gastroenteritis, caused by Canine Coronavirus, is inflammation in the stomach and intestine, which are characterised by symptoms including vomiting and diarrhoea. These infections are contagious and can spread rapidly around greyhound kennels. Young dogs are most at risk of infection and developing serious illness.
For more information please visit www.gwic.nsw.gov.au
We need to stress that if you are feeling unwell with flu or cold-like symptoms, including sore throat, fever, cough or shortness of breath please do NOT come to Wentworth Park for trials.
All protocols are in place for the health, welfare and sustainability of our industry and we commend participants on the respect they have shown as COVID-19 continues to affect us all.