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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 Oregon Racing Commission (ORC) was established in 1933. The agency regulates all aspects of live horse racing in Oregon. The ORC is the nation’s leader in licensing multi-jurisdictional, simulcast, advance deposit wagering companies. The agency promotes the safety of the sport for all participants, equine and human, and ensures the integrity of the contests for the wagering public. There is one commercial race meet held in Portland and five summer fair race meets around the state, which include locations at Union, Grants Pass, Prineville, Tillamook and Harney County. The mission of the agency is to regulate and facilitate all aspects of the pari-mutuel (wagering) industry in Oregon for the benefit of the citizenry, the licensees, the participants and the economy of the state. The agency employs 12.27 full-time equivalent employees and licenses 3,700 horse racing participants, nine advance deposit wagering companies and four tote companies.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 310, Portland 97232
Telephone: 971-673-0207
Fax: 971-673-0213
General Email:
Contact: Jack McGrail, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Karen Parkman
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

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