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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 Notice/Advisory

Due to public health concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, and in compliance with the latest Oregon Health Authority advisory, commission staff based in the Portland, OR  office will be working remotely until further notice. Please contact the party you need directly via e-mail or phone. Refer to our contact us page for the staff directory. 

Applications for licensure will be processed and sent out weekly.

Job Posting
We are looking for a Part-time Investigator for Grants Pass, Oregon. Please read the job posting for more details.

May Commission Meetings 

The Medication and Horse Welfare Subcommittee Meeting will be June 2, 2020 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be telephonic. Call in number 1-844-291-5491. Access Code: 1982254.

Our next regular monthly Commission meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. 

 Proposed Rule Amendment

Proposed rule amendment for OAR 462-220-0030 (1)(b) is available for your review and comment. The proposed rule change amends language to provide additional license payment options for hub operators.  

The comment period is now open. The ORC will accept comment until 5:00 p.m. June 18, 2020. If you have a comment, it must be submitted in writing and received by 5:00 p.m. on June 18, 2020. 

Notice: Grants Pass Downs Race Meet 

Stables are now open at Grants Pass Downs. All trainers, owners, grooms, must be licensed in order to enter the restricted area. There will be no entry without a valid Oregon racing license. Our license application can be found in the forms library on the licensing page. Staff is onsite to assist with licensing.
See the press release for the live race dates and more information from Grants Pass Downs. Racing starts June 16, 2020.

 Notice: Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Cancelled

ATTN: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the 2020 EOLS race meet scheduled for June 12-14 has been canceled. We look forward to the resumption of racing in Union in June 2021.

Notice: Crooked River Roundup Horse Racing Cancelled

Crooked River Roundup horse racing has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See press release below. We look forward to the resumption of racing in July 2021.

CRR Press Release

Notice: Tillamook County Fair & Harney County Fair Cancelled

Tillamook County Fair & Harney County Fair horse racing have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See press release below. We look forward to the resumption of racing in 2021.


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