Please note, the Starter Stakes rule change (Rules 154, 176 & 177) is effective from 1st January 2017. This is not a retrospective rule change, therefore, no competitor will be affected by this rule (as it stands) until 1st January 2019. As there has been a significant response from the membership after this rule had been published, this rule will be reviewed for the 2018 rule revisions at the end of the 2017 season.
Members are reminded that proposed rule changes are published on the website in advance of any changes being made to allow the membership voice their support/opposition to the proposed changes. In the case of the above rules, there were no observations expressed to oppose the suggested rule change following publication on the website.