As of April 2022

1. Payment for Ownership and Colors Registration

(a) Application Fee for Ownership JPY 10,000  
(b) Application Fee for Colors JPY 3,000  
(c) Owner Registration Tax JPY 90,000  
(d) Declaration Fee* (for 3yo+ G1 races) JPY 300,000   ※see p. 34 Ⅶ-3 (Declaration Fee)
  • *(a), (b), and (c) are necessary only for the Owners making registration for the first time after 1st January 1999. Once registered, this registration is valid throughout the period the Owner is registered as a JRA Owner, and the payment is necessary only once.

Payment of (a)~(d) must be remitted by noon, Friday, one week prior to the race day, Japan time. Please be sure that payment is made in Japanese yen. All bank charges and commissions (including paying bank charges) are to be paid by the owner.

The designated bank details are as follows:
Account Number: 0005-001-7834038
Bank: MUFG Bank, Ltd. Head Office, Tokyo, Japan
Bank Address: 2-7-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Swift Code: BOTKJPJT

Please fill in the name of your horse and race on the message section of the application for foreign remittance transactions so that the JRA can confirm from whom the bank transfer was sent.

2. Owner’s Name

The JRA Rules of Racing only allows the name of ONE Owner per horse as registered name.

3. Ownership Change

In case of a change in the Ownership of a participating horse, the new and old Owners must report to the JRA at least one day before the declaration, accompanied by the documentary evidence such as an Ownership Registration Certificate issued by the horse racing authority of the country represented, or the sales contract.

After a horse is drawn into a race, there shall be no transfer nor assignment of any Ownership interest in such horse until after the race, or until such horse is scratched from the race, if sooner.