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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.

NOTE: Please submit all public records queries to Executive Director Connie Winn.

Important Notices/News

Dear Industry Partners and interested parties,

In compliance with Oregon labor laws as it applies to minors, the Oregon Racing Commission will be following the below listed regulations for minors licensed by the commission to work on the backside of any racetrack.  Below you will find a quick reference guidelines regarding working hours as it applies to minors.  For more information please go to the BOLI website.

Working hours

For 14 and 15 year-olds

  • When school is in session:
    • Maximum work 3 hours per day
    • Maximum 8 hours on non-school days
    • 18 hours per week maximum
    • Hours limited to only between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm
    • Working is not allowed during school hours
  • When school is not in session
    • 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week maximum
    • From June 1 through Labor Day: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm

For 16 and 17 year olds 

  • Any hours
  • 44 hours per week maximum


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 September 21st, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Join Meeting: Zoom Link

The Fiscal Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on October 19, 2023 at 9:00am in person and via Zoom.

Zoom link

Individuals wishing to participate in person: Portland State Office Building 800 NE Oregon Street Room 1E-70, Portland, Oregon.

10.19.23 Fiscal and Advisory Meeting

The Fiscal Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on October 23rd, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. Join meeting: Zoom Link

Notice of Proposed Amendments

None at this time.


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)