Apply for a Business-related activity licence

Learn how to apply for business-related activity licences.

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Apply online for a horseperson licence using our online self-service iAGCO portal.


Claiming certificate: $130 per claim.
Estate/trust licence: $50 per estate, per year.
Lease registration: $65 per lease, per year (thoroughbred and quarter horse only).
Owner licence: $100 per year.
Partnership registration: $65 per lease, per year.
Stable licence: $200 per year.

Need help?

AGCO Licensing Offices are open on most live race days or call 1-800-522-2876 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.


To apply for a business-related licence you must own, lease, or intend to own a race horse.


Licence typeFee
Claiming certificate$130 per claim
Estate/trust licence$50 per estate, per year
Lease registration$65 per lease, per year (thoroughbred and quarter horse only)
Owner licence$100 per year
Partnership registration$65 per lease, per year
Stable licence$200 per year

Step 1: Prepare your application

Before you apply, you may need to have some or all of these documents ready:

  • business name registration
  • constituting documents, such as article of incorporation or partnership agreement
  • government-issued identification
  • signature of applicant (corporation, partnership or representative)
  • other documents

Step 2: Apply online

If you’re applying for a new licence (you’ve never had a licence before, or you haven’t had one in five years), you need to set up an iAGCO account on the iAGCO online portal.

When you have an iAGCO account set up:

  1. Log in to your iAGCO account.
  2. Click on the link to Start a New Application under New Applications.
  3. Select Horse Racing Licences, Registrations and Certificates on the New Application screen, then press Next.
  4. Choose the business-related licence type from the drop-down menu. Press Next.
  5. Go through the rest of the screens. Answer all the questions. Submit the documents the application asks for.

Apply for a claiming licence

Apply for an estate/trust licence

Apply for a lease registration

Apply for an owner licence

Apply for a partnership registration

Apply for a stable licence

Step 3: Wait for a decision

Once you’ve submitted your application and paid the fees, the AGCO will review your application. The AGCO may ask you for more information if we need to. Applications can take time. Please be sure to submit your application well in advance of your race day.

The AGCO will let you know when we’ve finished processing your application. If the AGCO approves your application, we’ll send you an e-mail with a link to get a copy of your certificate through your iAGCO account. The AGCO will contact you if your application isn’t approved.

Know your responsibilities

For complete details about your legal responsibilities as a licence holder, please refer to the:

Note: No horse will be eligible to race in Ontario unless all parties required to be licensed pursuant to the Rules are in good standing. 

Be ready to show proof of a valid licence.

You need to have a copy of your licence (hard copy or downloaded on phone) with you at all times. This includes in the backstretch area, or doing the activity stated on the licence. You must show your licence when authorities ask.