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2013 Ballot Results

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2013 Ballot Results - For the 2014 NOTRA Racing Year

The NOTRA BOD received 15 ballots from 36 eligible clubs.

Proposal 1:  15/15 approved
Summary of the Proposal:
This will allow the use of email as a means of communication to the BOD when distance or type of track may be changed to one of the other official designs on the day of the meet if the scheduled track cannot be set-up safely due to problems of the field such as flooding, new obstacles recently installed by land owner, etc.

Proposal 2:  15/15 approved
Summary of the Proposal:
This will allow the use of email as a means of communication for canceling scheduled meets.
Notification of meets that are on the Master Schedule that have to be canceled for any reason must be received at least seven (7) days in advance. All of the following NOTRA Officers must be notified by phone, or email of the cancellation.

Proposal 3:   15/15 approved
Summary of the Proposal:
This will allow the use of email as a means of communication for submitting requests for the coming years master schedule

Proposal 4:  15/15 approved
Summary of the Proposal:
Clarification of Photo Finish review added When reviewing the video of the race in question the video
shall be reviewed so as to see the order of finish for all of the dogs in the race and order of placement shall be assigned as viewed on the video for all dogs in that race.

Proposal 5:  12/14 with one abstention, approved
Summary of the Proposal:
Prevent hounds that run off course in schooling runs from running in the official race meet
4. Any hound that runs "Off-Course" at schooling races shall be barred from the Official Race meet until that dog can successfully complete a schooling run

Proposal 6:  3/14 with one abstention, defeated

Summary of the Proposal:
Off Course hounds shall be dealt with in the same fashion as a foul.

Proposal 7: 10/15, approved

Summary of the Proposal:
Change rerun rule to allow rerun of a race when a DQ occurred, unless all owners agree to accept the results.
7. If a hound is disqualified for intentional foul during a race, that race will be re-run without the offending hound unless the owners of the hounds in the race

Proposal 8:  12/15, approved
Summary of the Proposal:
Change the rotation by points rule to include guidance on how to score the racers when they are tied in the same race.
If racers have equal points. the following rule is to be used if the hounds are tied within a race. Add together all the scores of the tied racers and divide by the number of dogs that are tied. Distribute the points equally among the dogs.

Proposal 9:  14/14 with one abstention, approved
Summary of the Proposal:
The number of races for 15 dogs and 35 dogs is incorrect in the race set up chart

Acceptance of Silkens : 14/14, with one abstention, approved
Proposal to accept the provisional breed (Silken Windhounds) and become a recognized NOTRA breed.

OB Hounds Database

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Online Database

You can also check on titles earned in recent years and whether the certificate was mailed out to the owner.

The database includes all dogs who have run from Jan 2012 through March 24 2013. I have also added dogs who earned titles in the past 5 years (approx).
You can sort by breed, by dates that titles were earned, by FTE dates.
Please check to make sure that the owners name is correct, I use the owner contact information I have in the database to mail the titles/certificates earned each year.

If you do see any errors please email me.

P.S. If you are still owed a certificate for a title earned in the past few years and never received it please get in touch with me to see what the problem was.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:56

2013 NOTRA OB Nationals

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A big round of applause to all the participants at the Nationals and hats off to the wonderful job that CLCA and RMBC did hosting the 2013 Nationals Race Meet in Peyton Colorado.

The 2013 LGRA NOTRA Nats Facebook page has information and updates about the event and the official photographs. If anyone has photos they wish to share, please send them to me so I can post them on the OB NOTRA Facebook page and on this website.

Congratulations to the Breed Trophy Winners:
Afghan Hound: Guinmaraes  /  Humbarauma of Synergon  /  Abresch, O’Neill
Basenji: Ari  /  Jedaka’s Independent Spirit SORC3  /  Terry Colbert
Borzoi: Encore  /  Zoiboyz Encore JOR  /  Thompson-Golcher
Greyhound: Jake  /  Carradeo’s One  /  Hyder
Italian Greyhound: Nico  /  Nico  /  G. Irani
Irish Wolfhound: Noor  /  Rockhart Noor  /  Shelly Hood
Rhodesian Ridgeback: Betty  /   Akanni’s The Third Wish  /  Balthrop, Goudy
Saluki: Lance  /  Windbourne Levanto Lancer JOR   /   Jean Colletti
Silken Windhound: Apache  /  Firebird’s Lone Ranger /   Buhrdorf
Sloughi: Rsassa  /  Bensekrane’s Rsassa at Shi’Rayan  /  de Caprona

[Read More see all results]
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 18:35

Instructions For Race Secretaries

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I have created a document that reviews some of the more important and mandatory instructions for OB race secretaries. I will also be emailing this to the current race secretaries for all clubs who hold OB race events. If anyone has any other information that you think should also be included please email me. I am also posting a link to an excel file that is a great example of the correct format for results and includes all the information that should be included to ensure the results are entered in the grading guide correctly and in a timely manner.

Thanks so much for your help and cooperation.

OB Race Secretary Instructions sheet (pfd)

Here are a couple of results submitted in the correct format that race secretaries can use as a template or guide. These results include all the correct information necessary. Thanks to all the race secretaries who take the time and effort to review the results and check for typos/omissions/errors before sending them to me.


There are a couple of new forms that I created to assist in the FTE entries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 September 2011 14:14


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NOTRA is an all volunteer organization which sponsors amateur oval race meets for a total of 14 breeds of sighthounds. Sighthounds get to enjoy their natural instincts to run, while chasing an artificial lure consisting of synthetic fur and white plastic trash bags. Amateur racing in the US was originally an activity for whippets and whippets still make up a large percentage of the entries at many NOTRA meets. This site is dedicated to promoting the sport of oval racing with the other breeds that NOTRA recognizes, hence the "other breed" designation.

Eligible NOTRA breeds include Afghan Hounds, Basenjis, Borzoi, Cirneco dell Etna, Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Magyar Agars, Pharaoh Hounds, Portuguese Podengos, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds,  Sloughis, Silken Windhounds.

Links to Downloads

Rule Book Pt.1
Rule Book Pt.2 (track set up)
Rule Book Insert (2011)
NOTRA Constitution
OB FTE Entry Form
OB NRN Request
Race Meet Quick Entry
New Club Application

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 10:27