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


You will require 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 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.

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 -

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Apply Application All $185.00 Syndicate Registration Fee.
Transfer Transfer All $70.00 -

Act(s) name

Harness Racing Act 2009 New South Wales

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries Officer

Harness Racing New South Wales

New South Wales
Operating address: 22 Meredith Street
Bankstown, New South Wales 2200
Mailing address: PO BOX 1034
Bankstown, New South Wales 1885
Phone: 02 9722 6600
Email: admin@hrnsw.com.au
Website: Harness Racing New South Wales (Opens in new window)

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