You will require this licence if you intend to ride a thoroughbred horse in a race in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). There are three variations of licence available:
- Jockey: ride horses in races.
- Apprentice jockey: learn to become a jockey with a licensed trainer.
- Approved rider: ride horses in races at a registered picnic meeting (amateur races).
If you hold a licence to ride issued by an interstate or overseas racing authority you may be permitted to ride in the ACT subject to conditions.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for a licence you must:
- Hold the appropriate qualifications in accordance with the Rules;
- Not be a licensed trainer;
- Not be licensed as a bookmaker or bookmakers clerk;
- Hold current public liability insurance;
- Provide any other relevant information;
- Submit the application form and
- Pay the required fees.
Eligibility for apprentice riders and jockeys may vary, please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Racing Act 1999 (Australian Capital Territory)
ACT Local Rules of Racing (Australian Capital Territory)
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