Registration and Naming of a Horse (Harness Racing) - New South Wales


You will need to register and name your horse intended for harness racing.

Once your horse is registered, you will be issued with a registration certificate. You cannot enter your horse into a race unless it is registered.

Please be aware that:

  • any horse registered in a country other than Australia may be endorsed to race in Australia for twelve months
  • 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, the horse must:

  • be the progeny of a registered standardbred sire and a registered standardbred mare
  • conform with the relevant stud book regulations and rules of racing
  • be branded or have another form of approval identification.

You must submit the required form with any documentation, information and fees required by the Agency.

Further eligibility criteria will apply, please refer to the relevant rules or consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

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.