Race Horse Owner / Syndicate Registration (Thoroughbred Racing) - New South Wales


The ownership of a thoroughbred racehorse needs to be registered with the Agency before the horse can race. Once ownership has been approved, you can then apply for approval to race a horse.

There are a variety of ways you can register your ownership, including:

  • Sole ownership: you take full responsibility for the horse.
  • Partnership: you race the horse with up to twenty people and share ownership for a percentage of the cost and prize money.
  • Syndicate: you register a group of up to 20 people, and the syndicate then owns a share in the horse.
  • Promoters and Syndicates: you own a race horse purchased through a licensed promoter and own a share in the horse with a group of people and share ownership for a percentage of the cost.
  • Lease: you race a horse without owning or purchasing the horse.

You are advised to contact the Agency in the first instance to discuss which ownership option would best suite your situation. The registration and approval process will vary depending on the type of ownership you choose.

Please be aware that you need to comply with the specified 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

You can register a syndicate as any of the following, either a:

  • company
  • combination of people not exceeding twenty
  • firm
  • stud which has been registered as a syndicate in the name of the stud.

The relevant rules set out further requirements for each type of ownership.


As specified


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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
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Act(s) name

Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Rules of Racing New South Wales

Administering agency

Racing NSW

Contact details

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