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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

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 willing to serve, at the discretion of the chair, on one of three standing committees: Budget, Medication and Horse Welfare, ADW (Advance Deposit Wagering).

Be enthusiastic about racing at fair meets and the community benefits these meets bring to rural Oregon: Eastern Oregon Livestock Show in Union, Southern Oregon Horse Racing Association in Grants Pass, Crooked River Roundup in Prineville, Tillamook County Fair in Tillamook, and the Harney County Fair in Burns (currently in abeyance).

Be committed to the horse breeding industry in Oregon.

Be interested in online wagering and off-track betting overseen by the commission.

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.


Commission Meetings 

The July Oregon Racing Commission meeting has been canceled. The  Commission's next regular meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 2022.


Video of the Oregon Racing Commission's Feb. 17, 2022, meeting is here.


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