Harness Racehorse Ownership Registration (Harness Racing) - New South Wales


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

There are a variety of ways you can register 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 20 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 two to 100 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.

Further eligibility will vary depending on the type of ownership you are applying for.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $185.00

Private Syndicate Registration. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $300.00

Public Syndicate Registration. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $70.00

Lease Agreement. Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All -

Fees for 2023-24:

  • general - $70.00
  • first domestic transfer of an imported horse - no charge
  • claimed horses - $70.00
  • mare and foal at foot (foat must have been notified to the relevant state authority) - $70.00
  • general (if not lodged within six months of date of purchase) - $140.00.

Regulation(s) name

Australian Harness Racing Rules New South Wales

Administering agency

Harness Racing New South Wales

Contact details

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

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