Where the startbox is manually operated, the starter shall be opened, when the hare is 10 m in front of it.
The timekeeper shall time each race and trial and for this purpose shall be provided with a stopwatch or an electronic timing system (e.g. video- or photo-finish).
Stewards of the meeting:
There shall be as many appointed stewards, as necessary for the proper holding of the competition, at least five. The paddock steward is responsible that all greyhounds are at time in the paddock area and controls the equipment of the competing greyhounds. Four stewards are in charge to observe the races. Irregularities against these racing rules have to be announced after the race in questions to the controlling authorities.
The judge and the racing manager constitute the controlling authority of a meeting. The decisions of the controlling authority in case of doubt or dispute are definitive and binding.