DAERA Horse Racing Fund (HRF)

This page is for those who are required to make a payment into the DAERA Horse Racing Fund (HRF) in order to apply for a Bookmaker’s or Bookmaking Office Licences

Bookmaker’s and Bookmaking Office Licences

The Horse Racing (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 states that those individuals wishing to apply for the grant or renewal of a bookmaker’s licence, or a bookmaking office licence, are required to pay into the Horse Racing Fund (HRF). The current rates are:

Bookmaker’s Licence £99
Bookmaking Office Licence £1,123

If you have any queries regarding the HRF or paying into the Fund, please contact Farm Policy Branch using the details below:

Horse Racing Fund
Farm Policy Branch
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
Room 917
Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast BT4 3SB
Email: FarmPolicyBranch@daera-ni.gov.uk
Telephone: 028 9052 4875 or 028 9052 4012
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