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About the Commission:
The Oregon Racing Commission was established in 1933 as part of the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Act. The agency regulates all aspects of the pari-mutuel industry in Oregon. The commission currently regulates all horse racing where pari-mutuel wagering is conducted. Regulation occurs both on track and at off-track wagering facilities and covers all aspects of the operation.
In addition, the commission regulates the multi-jurisdictional hubs licensed in the state. Under current statute, 1/4 of the funds that come to the Oregon Racing Commission from pari-mutuel wagering of the multijurisdictional hubs are allocated to the state general fund; the remaining 3/4 of the proceeds are distributed to the racing industry participants to support the commercial race meet in Portland and the local community summer fair race meets throughout the state.
The Commission’s five-member governing board are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.