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Thoroughbred Ownership Calculator

Use the Ownership Calculator below to find out the approximate cost of ownership, depending on the size of your share in a horse. Please note that these costs are estimates only and while the estimate includes all the typical costs outlined underneath the Calculator, it excludes major nominations and any surgery. The cost estimate generated is indicative only and due consideration should be given to your specific circumstances. 

Ownership calculator

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*Per animal based on % share of ownership, costs are estimates only and are to be used as guides.

In addition to a trainers stipulated daily training fee, you will be responsible for all associated fees, which may include (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Trainers invoice: (Daily training fee) medications, equipment, race track fees (eg: track gallops, walking machines), farrier, dentist, chiropractor/physiotherapist, staff attendance (barrier trials, race days), race club fees (eg:. barrier trials, nominations, scratchings, acceptances).
  • Vet invoice: Worming, wound treatment, blood tests.
  • Transport invoice: Transport to and from spelling farms and race tracks.
  • Spelling Farm invoice: Agistment costs for paddocks, boxes, pre-training, breaking-in, farrier, dentist, vet.
  • Race club invoice: Nomination fee, acceptance fee.
  • Racing Queensland/QRIC invoices: QTIS nomination fee, horse registration fee, syndicate name registration fee, jockey colours registration fee.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GETTING INVOLVED IN OWNERSHIP AND PURCHASING A HORSE.

FOR GENERAL OWNERSHIP INFORMATION GO TO THE 'OWNING A THOROUGHBRED RACEHORSE' PAGE HERE.

FOR INFORMATION ON OWNING A HARNESS RACING HORSE CLICK HERE

FOR INFORMATION ON OWNING A RACING GREYHOUND CLICK HERE