Starting March 1, 2019, the AGCO began shifting the expiry date for all individual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing licences to the licensee’s or applicant’s birthdate.

To facilitate this change, individual licences issued in 2019 will expire on a licensee’s birthday in 2020. In most cases, this will mean an extension of the licensing period and a licence fee that is pro-rated to include the additional months. The fee will be based on how many months a licence will be extended to reach the licensee/applicant’s birthdate in 2020.

For more information on how this will affect your licence expiry date and 2019 licensing fee, please see the 2019 pro-rated fee schedule (PDF format also available). This is a one-time change for 2019 individual renewals and applications.

Licence fees are due in full at time of application. Fees can be paid by Interac Online, Visa or MasterCard (including pre-paid and Debit Visa and MasterCard). Pre-requisites are required for obtaining various licences.

*The Initial Claims process also includes the application and fees for an Owner’s licence.

Reciprocal licensing is not currently available in Ontario.

Individual horse racing licence fees charged by the AGCO are as follows:

Licence Category

Fee Amount (CAD)

New applicant

$20.00 (Per Applicant)


$100.00 (Annual)


$100.00 (Annual)


$100.00 (Annual)


$100.00 (Annual)

Assistant Trainer (Thoroughbred / Quarter Horse)

$65.00 (Annual)


$130.00 (Annual)

Apprentice Jockey

$65.00 (Annual)

Jockey Agent

$100.00 (Annual)

Jockey Valet

$45.00 (Annual)


$65.00 (Per Partnership)

Colours Registration

$65.00 (Annual)

$200.00 (Lifetime)

Waiver of fees due to recent changes

Registration of Lease (Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse only)*

*Standardbred Canada maintains the registration of lease information for Standardbred horses on behalf of the AGCO.

$65.00 (Per Lease)


$20.00 (Annual)

Hot Walker

$20.00 (Annual)

Exercise Person

$20.00 (Annual)


$130.00 (Annual)

Authorized Agent

$100.00 (Annual)

Appointment of Authorized Agent

$75.00 (One-time)

Tradesperson – Employer

$45.00 (Annual)

Tradesperson – Employee

                 $20.00 (Annual)

Pari-Mutuel Ticket Seller

$30.00 (Annual)

Spouse of Licensee

$20.00 (Annual)


$20.00 (Annual)

Program Breed

$20.00 (Annual)

Association Official

No charge

Stable or Corporate Manager

$100.00 (Annual)


$200.00 (Annual)

Claiming Certificate

$130.00 (Per Claim)


$50.00 (Per Estate)

Operator - Pari-Mutuel Operations Licence

No charge

Fair or Non-Extended Meet Licence

$200.00 (Per Day)


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