Licence fees are due in full at time of issuance. Fees can be paid by cash, cheque, debit or credit card (not available at all locations). Some pro-rating exceptions can be made at the discretion of the AGCO licensing agent. Pre-requisites are required for obtaining various licences.

Thoroughbred Fee Schedule

Individual licence fees charged by the AGCO for participation in Thoroughbred horse racing in Ontario are as follows:

Licence Category  Fee Amount (CAD)
New Applicant $20.00
Owner $100.00
Trainer $100.00
Assistant Trainer $65.00
Jockey $130.00
Apprentice Jockey $65.00
Jockey Agent  $100.00
Jockey Valet $45.00
Groom  $20.00
Exercise Person  $20.00
Hot Walker $20.00
Veterinarian  $130.00
Authorized Agent  $100.00
Stable/Corporate Manager  $100.00
Tradesperson  $45.00
Pari-Mutuel $30.00
Occupational $20.00
Programs $20.00
Other $20.00
Association Official No charge
Commission Official No charge
Stable (incl. Corporations) $200.00
Partnership  $65.00
Estate/Trust $50.00
Administrative Fees
Colours Registration  
- Annual  $65.00
- Lifetime $200.00
Appointment of Authorized Agent $75.00
Registration of Lease  $65.00
Initial Claim*  $130.00
Duplicate Licence Card  $15.00
NSF Administrative Charge $35.00

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

Cheque or money orders are payable to the Minister of Finance.

Please contact the AGCO Head Office for rate of exchange for payment in US funds.

Licence fees for individuals and entities are for a 1-year period. Licences issued to individuals and entities for Thoroughbred racing are renewed annually according to the beginning of the race season. Licences expire on March 1st, with the exceptions of licences for Owners/ownership entities (Stables, Partnerships, etc.) expiring on March 31st and Appointments of Authorized Agents which are renewed according to the calendar year and expire on December 31st.

Pro-rated fees are available in specific cases, please contact an AGCO Horse Racing Licensing Agent for further information.

Reciprocal licensing is not currently available in Ontario.