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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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This is the distance your horse will travel directly from the sale (to the breaker, spelling farm or trainer), which calculates the approximate cost of initial transport of your horse from the sale.

Delivery/transport

This is the approximate cost of the initial transport of your horse from the sale to the breaker, spelling farm or trainer, as calculated from distance travelled.

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This may be a separate cost incurred in addition to purchase price or it may be included in your trainer’s initial bill. This is an approximate cost and may vary.

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Scoping is a veterinary procedure that needs to be done on all racehorses following purchase. Scoping involves the insertion of a flexible endoscope with a camera attached, through one nostril of the horse to the back of its throat. This technique allows a visual examination of the structure and function of the back of the throat while the horse is breathing and swallowing.

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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