New rules on stallion registration

From the 22/23 breeding season, Harness Racing Australia (HRA) will register all breeding stallions.

This is a change in process as prior to 1 September 2022, some Sires were registered by State Controlling Bodies and others by HRA.

Stallion registration for the 22/23 breeding season (1 September to 31 August 2023) is now open.

DO I NEED TO REGISTER MY STALLION?

Registration is not automatic.

A person intending to stand a stallion in any given breeding season must make application to register the sire via HRA. 

The application process includes the provision of information relevant to each stallion which includes, among other details, proof of identify, transport movements, location, stallion ownership, semen ownership, agency/licence agreements, method, and a declaration of the “total service cost” for a stallion service.

Additional information is to be provided to HRA during the breeding season regarding services by a sire and its movements between studs within Australia as well as into and out of Australia. A report as to the countries of location of the sire during the season is to be provided to HRA at the end of season.

WHO CAN APPLY TO REGISTER A STALLION?

If a person other than the stallion owner wishes to register the stallion, an authorised Studmaster, agent or other person can submit the application along with a letter of Authority from the stallion owner. This also applies to authorised agents of imported and frozen semen.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Option 1 – From 25 July 2022, an online application form will be available under the Owners & Breeders tab.

Option 2 – Complete and return the relevant stallion registration form available online or from HRA.

(A separate application form is to be completed for each stallion) 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REGISTER?

The fee to register a stallion for the 22/23 breeding season is $500 excluding GST.

There may be other Fees due upon live foal depending on method of service.  These will be invoiced separately.

WHO DO I PAY?

Stallion registration fees are payable directly to Harness Racing Australia (HRA)

HOW DO I PAY

  • By using the credit card payment link when completing your application online
  • Direct credit into HRA’s bank account:
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account – 159 968 668
    • Reference – list the Stallion’s name as the reference or if paying for multiple stallions and limited space include stud / contact name
  • If you are unable to use these methods or are experiencing difficulties, phone HRA on +61 3 9227 3000 to discuss payment options.
  • A separate application form is required for each stallion, however you can pay for multiple stallions at the same time.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY APPLICATION IS APPROVED?

The application will be reviewed by HRA and if approved, payment will be processed. 

Certification to confirm registration, or to request additional information as part of the application process (if required) will be sent via separate email.

HRA will require completion of additional documents for imported semen and will contact relevant parties once the stallion registration(s) are approved.

CAN I SEE WHICH STALLIONS ARE REGISTERED FOR A BREEDING SEASON?

Yes, visit the Registered Stallions List on harness.org.au and select the breeding season you wish to view.  

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS OR REQUIRE ASSISTANCE, HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH HRA?

Please email us at hra@hra.com.au and a team member will be in touch