Registration and Naming of a Horse (Harness Racing) - New South Wales

Service summary

You are required to register and name your horse intended for harness racing in NSW.

Once your horse is registered, you will be issued with a registration certificate. You cannot enter your horse into a race unless it is registered.

Please be aware that:

  • Any horse registered in a country other than Australia may be endorsed to race in Australia for twelve months; and
  • You must comply with the relevant rules and your registration may be subject to conditions.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration the horse must:

  • Be the progeny of a registered standardbred sire and a registered standardbred mare;
  • Conform with the relevant stud book regulations and rules of racing; and
  • Be branded or have another form of approval identification.

You must submit the required form with any documentation, information and fees required by the Agency.

Further eligibility criteria will apply, please refer to the relevant rules or consult the Contact Officer for more information.


VaryVariation$140.80Fee to change name of yearling.
Variation$280.50Fee to change name of two or three year old prior to racing or trialling.

Other resources

Administering agency

Harness Racing New South Wales

Act(s) name

Harness Racing Act 2009 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Australian Harness Racing Rules (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquries Officer, Reception
Harness Racing New South Wales

Operating address:
22 Meredith St
New South Wales 2200
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1034
Bankstown, New South Wales 1885


02 97226600


02 95517501

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