Harness Racehorse Ownership Registration (Harness Racing) - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this registration if you intend to own a harness racehorse (standardbred).

There are a variety of ways you can register you ownership. These include:

  • Sole ownership: where you take full responsibility for the horse and have complete control over all decisions
  • Partnership: consists of between two and 10 people who share ownership. This means associated costs with the ownership of the horse are split amongst members and decisions must be approved by all members
  • Syndicate: where you register as a group of up to 20 members and the syndicate then owns a share in the horse
  • Lease: allows you to race a horse without owning or purchasing the horse.

Please be aware that:

  • you can apply for a transfer of ownership
  • you must comply with the relevant rules and your registration may be subject to conditions.

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 you must:


  • be 18 years of age and over
  • be financially viable
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fees.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $185.00

Registration of syndicate. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $90.00

Approval of name / issue of registration certificate. Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Racing Act 1999 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Australian Harness Racing Rules Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Harness Racing NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.