Registration of a Horse (Thoroughbred Racing) - New South Wales

Service summary

Owners of thoroughbred race horses in NSW must register their horse(s) in order to be entered into, and run in any race or official trial.

Registration refers to the official naming of a horse for racing or breeding. Horses that are unnamed must be registered before they can be entered into official trials or races.

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 specified rules and your registration may be subject to conditions. Please refer to the rules for more information on the types of conditions that may be set.

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

Your application to register a horse must contain or be accompanied by the following particulars:

In respect of the horse's ownership:

  • Name and signature of each owner, date of birth and usual address;
  • If the horse is owned by a Company, the name of the Company and its registered address; or
  • In the case of a horse owned by a syndicate, the name of the syndicate and the names of the trustees or registered manager thereof and the usual address of each of them.

In respect of a horse, its:

  • Age;
  • Sex;
  • Colour;
  • Pedigree;
  • Brands and markings;
  • Microchip number if applicable; and
  • Veterinary Identification Certificate or Foal Identification Card;

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Registration of a Horse - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources



Please submit the required information and any other particulars that the Agency requests.

Administering agency

Racing NSW

Act(s) name

Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Rules of Racing of Racing NSW (New South Wales)

Contact details

Racing NSW

Mailing address:
Level 7, 51 Druitt St
New South Wales 2000


02 9551 7500


02 9551 7501

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