Chair of Racing Australia, Frances Nelson QC, has announced the launch of - myhorseracing.horse - the new online portal for racehorse owners across Australia.
"This is a significant day for the Australian racing industry," Ms Nelson said. "myhorseracing.horse provides racehorse owners with a safe, convenient and unique ID to enable them to conduct their transactions online to save time and avoid the need to re-enter information provided previously.
"From late January active racehorse owners across Australia will over a 4-6 week period be asked to validate their myhorseracing.horse accounts. As soon as their account is validated owners will be able to see their horse's details online, including nominations, acceptances, scratchings and results.
"When fully operational in April 2019, myhorseracing.horse will be an online 'one stop shop' to enable racehorse owners to conduct transactions online. Until now, even something as straightforward as naming a horse involved paperwork which could require contacting up to 20 owners, a process that could be lengthy and confusing.
"When myhorseracing.horse is fully operational owners will be able to provide the information needed, submit applications with a single mouse click, and instantly receive confirmation the application has been lodged.
"My message to racehorse owners is simple: Racing Australia has listened to your concerns and acted to ensure the business of being a horse owner is made easier. I encourage owners to take up this exciting opportunity and try out myhorseracing.horse," Ms Nelson concluded.
Owners will continue to have the choice of using the old paper-based system.