REGISTRATION, LICENSING, AND ACCREDITATION: REQUIREMENTS AND FEES

PR 39. REGISTRATION OF HORSES AND OWNERS
No race horse shall be allowed to participate in any race unless the same and its owner are registered with the PHILRACOM. An owner who has been inactive for three (3) years shall be considered a new applicant upon re-application and the necessary documents shall be required of him.

PR 40. REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR HORSES AND OWNERS

The application for registration of a race horse and its owners shall be accomplished and filed with the PHILRACOM at any time during the 

calendar year. It shall contain the following particulars verified in accordance with the National Stud Farm Certificate by the owner of such horse, or for
the owner, in case the registration is made through the trainer or authorized representative: 

  1. Name of the horse, sex, color and the date of foaling;
  2. Name of its sire and dam;
  3. National Stud Farm Certificate number and date of issue;
  4. Name of its trainer and location of stable where it may be found and inspected;
  5. Name, personal data, pictures, tax identification number (TIN), and community tax receipt (cedula) of the owner;
  6. Favorable recommendation/endorsement from any respectable person known in the horse racing industry.

 

PR 41. REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR ASSOCIATIONS AND FEDERATIONS
Associations or Federations of race horse owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys and other segments of the racing industry shall not be recognized unless they are egistered with the PHILRACOM, provided that the PHILRACOM shall only register associations whose members are exclusively for jockeys, for horse trainers or for horse owners as such, not associations or mixed membership of jockeys, trainers and/or owners.

PR 41-A. REGISTRATION PARTICULARS OF AN ASSOCIATION OR FEDERATION
The application for registration of an association or federation of race horse owners, trainers, jockeys and other segments of the racing industry shall be accomplished and filed during the month of March of every year and shall contain the following particulars verified under oath by the President and the Secretary of the organization:

  1. Name and address of the organization; 
  2. Name of its principal officers and date of their last election;
  3. Total membership in good standing.In the case of commercial racing programs, accreditation shall be charged per racing program. Any violation of this rule shall merit a corresponding penalty to be imposed by the Commission.

PR 42. THE PHILIPPINE JOCKEYS ACADEMY
The school has been established to train and improve the riding skills of student jockeys, and guide them toward becoming duly licensed race horse riders. The Academy shall be under the direct supervision and control of the PHILRACOM.

PR 43. ACCREDITED VETERINARIANS
Licensed Veterinarians practicing their profession in the horse racing industry may be accredited by the PHILRACOM. They are required to submit the following and pay an annual fee:

  1. Updated Professional Regulation Commission Identification Card
  2. Professional Tax Receipt (PTR)
  3. Community Tax Receipt (cedula)

PR 43-A. ACCEPTABLE VETERINARY CERTIFICATES AND/OR VACCINATIONS
Only those veterinary certificates and/or vaccinations done by Accredited Veterinarians shall be honored by the PHILRACOM.

PR 44. HANDICAPPING COMMITTEE
A Handicapping Committee, consisting of licensed representatives of the horse owners, trainers, PHILRACOM handicappers and handicappers 53 appointed by each Racing Club and other persons designated by the Commission. The Committee shall be headed by a PHILRACOM Commissioner designated by the Board.

PR 45. COMMITTEE ON UNSOUND HORSES
The Committee shall be composed of one (1) representative from the Jockeys’ Association, one (1) PHILRACOM Veterinarian, and one (1) Club Veterinarian. Their duty is to determine the health, fitness, and race track worthiness of horses during work outs.

PR 46. RENEWAL OF LICENSE AND REGISTRATION 
Jockeys, horse owners and/or trainers, racing officials and other licensees of the PHILRACOM shall renew their respective licenses on or before the last working day of the month of January every year. Likewise, all registrants of the PHILRACOM except those already provided for under these rules, shall re-register also within the aforementioned period. 

A jockey who goes on leave or stays inactive for a period of one (1) year shall be required to undergo a refresher course, seminar, and examination on the rules and regulations of racing before he is allowed to renew his professional license. 

The rate of fees for each specific license shall be in accordance with the amount prescribed by the PHILRACOM. In the event that the last day of January is a non-working day, renewal of license or re-registration shall automatically be extended to the next working day.

Failure of licensees to renew their respective licenses and registrants to re-register shall subject such licensee or registrant to lose privilege to declare for or to take part in the races until renewal or re-registration shall have been faithfully complied with. At the discretion of the PHILRACOM, they may be penalized by the imposition of an additional 50% of the prescribed registration and/or license fee. However, any jockey whose license in the Philippines has lapsed or expired by reason of his employment abroad shall be allowed to renew his license and the corresponding penalty shall be waived.

PR 47. PENALTIES FOR NON-PAYMENT OF FINES
The penalties for non-payment of fines are as follows:

  1. Jockeys cannot be declared on the next declaration day following the imposition of fine.
  2. For Trainers, all horses under their care shall not be accepted on the next declaration day following the imposition of fine.
  3. For Horse owners, all horses owned shall not be accepted on the next declaration day.
  4. For Racing Officials, they shall not be allowed to perform their duties if payments are not made on the date specified by the Commission.

PR 48. REGISTRATION AND LICENSING FEES
The following are the rates of fees to be paid by the licensees and registrants of the PHILRACOM as well as other fees imposed or otherwise to be imposed by it. These fees are all subject to change by the PHILRACOM:

A. LICENSEES

  1. Racing Manager  - PHP 3,000.00
  2. Assistant Racing Manager - 3,000.00
  3. Racing Steward - 1,500.00
  4. Racing Judge - 1,000.00
  5. Club Handicapper - 1,000.00
  6. Club Veterinarian - 500.00
  7. Cadet Steward - 500.00
  8. Paddock Steward - 500.00
  9. Clerk of Scales - 500.00
  10. Racing Starter - 500.00
  11. Racing Clocker 300.00
  12. Starting Gate Helper - 300.00
  13. Farrier - 500.00
  14. Race Caller/Announcer - 500.00
  15. Club Physician - 500.00
  16. Club Nurse - 500.00
  17. Accredited Veterinarian - 500.00
  18. Horse owners (Annually) - 500.00
  19. Trainer - 500.00
  20. Jockey - 500.00
  21.  Apprentice Jockey - 500.00
  22. 22. Jockey’s Helper - 100.00
  23. 23. Contract Riders - 500.00
  24. 24. Groom - 100.00
  25. 25. Groom’s Helper - 50.00
  26. 26. Exercise Riders - 50.00
  27. 27. Student Jockey - 10.00

 

B. REGISTRATIONS

  1. Horses (new and annually) - 300.00
  2. Racing Color - 200.00
  3. Association/Federation of Jockeys - 3,000.00
  4. Association /Federation of Trainers - 3,000.00
  5. Association/Federation of Owners - 5,000.00
  6. Association/Federation of Jockey’s Helper - 2,000.00
  7. Association/Federation of Grooms - 2,000.00
  8. Per commercial racing program - 3,000.00

C. LATE FEES

  1. Late Transfer of Trainership - 2,000.00
  2. Late Transfer of Ownership - 2,000.00
  3. Late Registration of Horse - 300.00
  4. Change of Racing Color - 200.00
  5. Wrong Racing Color - 1,000.00/2,000.00/3,000.00

D. OTHER FEES

  1.  Club Permit Fee (per day) - 2,500.00
  2. Appeal Fee - 500.00
  3. Transfer of Trainership - 300.00
  4. Transfer of Ownership - 300.00
  5. Seminar Fee - 200.00
  6. Certification/Authentication - 100.00
  7. Reconsideration after Appeal - 1,000.00
  8. Reconsideration without Appeal - 1,500.00