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The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Veterinary Medical Examining Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Oregon Racing Commission. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The mission of the Oregon Racing Commission is to regulate and facilitate all aspects of the pari-mutuel industry in Oregon for the benefit of the citizenry, the licensees, the participants and the economy of Oregon. The commission was established in 1933 as part of the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Act. 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, one-third of the funds that come to the commission from pari-mutuel wagering of the multi-jurisdictional hubs are allocated to the state General Fund. The remaining two-thirds 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 is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 310, Portland 97232
Telephone: 971-673-0207
Fax: 971-673-0213
General E-mail:
Contact: Randy Evers, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Karen Parkman
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 462.210
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog