There will be six grades of greyhounds indicated A, B, C, D, E, and M (Maiden).
The winner of any race is advanced one grade until reaching grade “A”
If a greyhound fails to finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in three consecutive starts (except in Grade ‘D’) or fails to earn more than one 3rd in four consecutive starts the same grade, that greyhound shall be lowered one grade.
In Grade ‘D’, a greyhound may fail to finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in four consecutive starts before being lowered.
In Grade ‘E’ a greyhound failing to finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in four consecutive starts will be disqualified from further racing.
A maiden greyhound finishing fourth or better may at the request of the trainer be moved into grade “D” as a graded maiden. This greyhound must compete over the 3/8 mile course only until winning its first race.
The Racing Secretary shall determine the grades for the various races. All races made up by the Racing Secretary shall be designated by the letters “RS” in the program.