Apply for Registration & Licence

Every participant in British Columbia's horse racing industry must be registered and licensed to ensure that high standards of honesty, integrity, and financial responsibility are met.

Learn more:

Overview

Who Needs to be Registered and Licensed? All B.C. horse racing industry participants must be registered with, and licensed by, the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch including, but not limited to:
  • Owners
  • Jockeys
  • Trainers
  • Grooms
  • Exercise Persons
  • Veterinarians
  • Pari-mutuel Staff
  • Teletheatre Staff
Application Submit by mail
Processing Fee $30.00 or $45.00 (non-refundable - see application form)
Terms, Conditions, Rules, and Policies Horse racing registrations and/or licences may be suspended or cancelled if violations of the terms and conditions or horse racing rules and policies occur. See Rules & Polices for more information.

How to Apply

Click below to see information about each step of the horse racing registration and licensing process. Click "expand all" if you want to see all of the steps or if you want to print this page.

As part of the registration process, you are required to submit to a background check, which includes but is not limited to a criminal record check and a credit check. The registration process must be successfully completed before a licence can be issued.

If you were working in the horse racing industry in another Canadian province and are moving to B.C., please review the information in Information for Out-of-Province Horse Racing Workers Moving to B.C. (PDF).

As a participant in the horse racing industry in B.C. you must comply with terms and conditions and rules and policies outlined in the application form and related documents. See Rules & Polices for more information.

Download and print the appropriate form below. Complete the form and mail or courier it, along with supporting documents, and the application fee, to the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch. Addresses can be found on the application form or on the Questions & Contact Information page.

Owners, jockeys, trainers, grooms, exercise persons and veterinarians, etc., use:

Pari-mutuel staff and teletheatre staff use:

If you have questions about your application you can phone or send an email.

Email: Gaming.Branch@gov.bc.ca
Phone (Greater Vancouver): 604 660-7400
Toll-free within B.C.: 1 800 663-7867 ask to be transferred to the number above

Applications that are denied may be eligible for reconsideration (PDF).

Resources

Additional information, documents, and forms related to horse racing registration and licensing are available in this section. Click below to see more information about these resources. Click "expand all" if you want to see all of the information or if you want to print this page.

To learn about horse racing rules and policies in B.C. see Rules & Policies.

This document provides information for people working in the horse racing industry in other Canadian provinces who are moving to B.C.

Horse racing decisions or applications that are denied may be eligible for reconsideration. This document outlines the reconsideration process.

Contact Information

Contact the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch if you have questions about horse racing in B.C.

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