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Horse Names

In order to race a horse under Rules or in Point-to-Points, a name must be registered for that animal. This is also the case if you wish to breed from the animal and register progeny with Weatherbys.

The Names Team is responsible for registering horse names both in Great Britain and Ireland. Most applications are processed and completed within two working days.

Your name choice can be up to 18 characters, including spaces. All names are registered subject to approval by the British Horseracing Authority. For an application form please click here.

In addition, Racecourse Clearance Notifications are issued when horses race abroad and passports are endorsed when horses are exported. To download an application form please click here.

The team updates passports when horses have been gelded, or their markings or colour have changed. We can also assist in making sure your foreign-bred horse is correctly registered.

Did you know...

there are approximately 250,000 names on the current register? It is therefore advisable to check availability prior to submitting your application. To check availability please contact our Names Team or go to www.racingadmin.co.uk (password required).

Did you know...

there will never be another Frankel? This name is one of approximately 3,000 Internationally Protected names, which means they can never be reused.

For further advice, please contact the Names Team.

Tel: 01933 440077
Email: naming@weatherbys.co.uk

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