Registration of a Horse (Thoroughbred Racing) - New South Wales


Owners of thoroughbred race horses in NSW must register their horse(s) in order to be entered into and run in any race or official trial. Registration refers to the official naming of a horse for racing or breeding. Horses that are unnamed must be registered before they can be entered into official trials or races.

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 specified rules and your registration may be subject to conditions. Please refer to the rules for more information on the types of conditions that may be set.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Your application to register a horse must contain or be accompanied by the following particulars:

In respect of the horse's ownership:

  • name and signature of each owner, date of birth and usual address
  • if the horse is owned by a Company, the name of the Company and its registered address
  • in the case of a horse owned by a syndicate, the name of the syndicate and the names of the trustees or registered manager thereof and the usual address of each of them.

In respect of a horse, its:

  • age
  • sex
  • colour
  • pedigree
  • brands and markings
  • microchip number if applicable
  • veterinary Identification Certificate or Foal Identification Card.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $110.00


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Rules of Racing of Racing NSW - PDF (Opens in new window)

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

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:


Racing NSW

New South Wales
Mailing address: Level 7, 51 Druitt St
New South Wales 2000
Phone: 02 9551 7500
Fax: 02 9551 7501