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The mission of the Oregon Racing Commission is to regulate and facilitate all aspects of the pari-mutuel industry in the State of Oregon for the benefit of the citizenry, the licensees, the participants, and the economy.

Important Notices/News

The Oregon Racing Commission would like to hear from all stakeholders.  Please consider taking our short survey:

Oregon Racing Commission Survey

The ORC is accepting public comment on a proposal to repeal OAR 462-200-0700, Instant Racing 1-2-3 with Pick N.  The reason for the proposed repeal is the rule is no longer needed. No hearing will be held, but written comment is being accepted via mail or email until 5 p.m. Dec. 30, 2022.

The ORC is accepting public comment on a proposal to amend OAR 462-230-0010(1). The amendment provides for a disaster recovery plan requirement for licensure of a totalizator. No hearing will be held, but written comment is being accepted via mail or email until 5 p.m. Jan. 2, 2023.


Do you want to be a racing commissioner? We have openings on our board. If you have an interest in improving and supporting horseracing in Oregon, we’d like to hear from you. The commission’s five-member governing board is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. Terms are four years. 

Applicants should:

Be willing to attend approximately 10 meetings each year, on the third Thursday of the month, as well as one committee meeting, usually held the morning of the commission meeting.  Meetings typically run about an hour.

Be committed to the health and safety of the athletes (human and animal) and the wagering public.

Be enthusiastic about racing at fair meets and the community benefits these meets bring to rural Oregon

Be committed to the horse breeding industry in Oregon.

Want to help find a path forward for a commercial race meet to run 35-50 days a year, most likely in in Grants Pass.


Note:  The ORC has changed the office phone system. 

Please go to the "Contact Us" tab above to find the direct number to the department you wish to contact. 

Commission Meetings 
The Commission's next meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Room 1A of the Portland State Office Building, 800 N.E. Oregon St., Portland, Oregon.

The meeting will also be available via Zoom videoconference.


Horses racing

The Oregon Racing Commission is in the process of creating a Tribal Relations page.  Until the page is complete, you may find our Policy on Tribal Consultation below:

ORC Policy on Consultation with Tribes-updates 6.23.2022.pdf


Do you have a gambling problem or does someone you know have a gambling problem? If so, Oregon Problem Gambling Resource (OPGR) is a good place to start for help. Oregon Problem Gambling Resource 1-877-MY-LIMIT (1-877-695-4648)