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The Victorian Owners Gold Card is provided complimentary to all Victorian Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners.

Complimentary membership of TROA (Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Association) is provided to all Victorian Owners Gold Card holders.

Racing Victoria administer the Vic Owners Gold Card and can be contacted on 1300 139 412 or owners@racingvictoria.net.au

Once you become a registered owner in Victoria, you will be issued with an Owners' Gold Card and a unique Owner ID Number, which will allow you to enjoy the raceday privileges that come with racehorse ownership.  (it is recommended you carry photo id when using your Owners' Gold Card).

Your Owners' Gold Card provides a number of exciting raceday privileges, including admission and members’ passes on the day your horse runs, as well as complimentary racebooks, parking and access to on course owners’ facilities with race replay facilities, and complimentary beverage.

The following Owners are eligible to receive a Gold Card:

  • All Victorian owners who registered in Victoria or nominated a horse to race at a Victorian race meeting since 1 January 2015
  • All current registered Interstate owners who have nominated a horse to race at a Victorian race meeting since 1 January 2015

It's important that current 2016/17 Gold Card holders be aware of the below:

  • Current Gold Card holders that remain eligible will not have a new card issued and are reminded to ensure they hold on to their current card. These cards WILL remain active for the new racing season. 
  • Current Gold Card holders will be notified if they become ineligible and their cards will be deactivated as of 3 August 2016. These cards WILL NOT be active for the new season. 

Gold Cards will continue to be issued for all new owners who become eligible throughout season 2016/17 (this also applies for previous owners who became ineligible, but subsequently become eligible again).

For more information on your Gold Card eligibility click here.

Your Victorian Racehorse Owners’ Gold Card gains you access to the minimum standard raceday privileges provided by racing clubs throughout Victoria. Many clubs offer owners services and facilities above the minimum standard guidelines set by Racing Victoria & TROA.

Download a printable version of your Victorian Racehorse Owners' Gold Card Privileges here.

RACEDAY TICKETING PRIVILEGES – FOR OWNERS WITH A RUNNER

Sole Owner

Horse owned by an individual owner and named in the racebook. Being the sole owner of a racehorse gives you the right to all prize money accrued, as well as the chance to name and race a potential star in your own set of silks.

Ticketing Allocation:   Each owner can access a maximum of four admission and four members' tickets (Dress Regulations Apply), one for themselves and three guests upon presentation of their Owners' Gold Card.

Multiple Owners/Partnership

Horse owned by multiple owners named in the racebook. Part-owners are afforded all of the same privileges of sole owners, for a fraction of the cost.

Each owner named in the racebook is entitled to admission and membership ticketing for themselves and a guest upon presentation of their Owners' Gold Card. Ticketing allocation is 40 tickets per horse which will only apply when there are 20 named owners in the racebook (Restrictions may apply during the Spring Racing Carnival)

Syndicate Owner

Horse owned by a syndicate, with only the syndicate manager named in the racebook

The syndicate manager named in the racebook is entitled to admission and membership ticketing for themselves and a guest upon presentation of their Owners' Gold Card. Remaining ticketing may be distributed to other syndicate members. 40 tickets per horse, which will only apply when there are 20 syndicate members (Restrictions may apply during the Spring Racing Carnival)

Combined Owner

Horse owned by a combination of named and syndicate (un-named) owners.

The managing owner named in the racebook is entitled to a maximum of two tickets. Each subsequent named owner in the racebook is entitled to admission and membership ticketing for themselves and a guest upon presentation of their Owners' Gold Card. Remaining ticketing may be distributed to other syndicate owners. 40 tickets per horse, which will only apply when there are a total of 20 owners in the horse (Restrictions may apply during the Spring Racing Carnival)

RACEDAY PRIVILEGES – FOR OWNERS WITH A RUNNER

Racebook

Owners’ Gold Card holders will be provided with one complimentary racebook, provided to owners named in the racebook. A maximum of 20 racebooks are allocated per horse.

Post Race Hospitality

Owners’ Gold Card holders and ticketed guests may access on course owners’ facilities with race replay facilities. Owners and guests will receive complimentary refreshments (minimum 1 x complimentary beer, wine or soft drink per owner upon voucher redemption). Grandstand seating access will be provided where available.

Car Parking

Where available, Owners’ Gold Card holders have access to the Owners’ Car Park at metropolitan and country race meetings. The car pass MUST be displayed on the front window of the vehicle.

Mounting Yard Access

This privilege is only extended for the race in which their horse is engaged and access is dependent on each club’s maximum capacity under their OH&S policy. Owners are encouraged to contact the individual race clubs to further understand raceday access.

INDIVIDUAL CLUB PRIVILEGES

Victoria Racing Club

Melbourne Racing Club

Moonee Valley Racing Club

Country Racing Victoria