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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 (ORC) is to regulate and facilitate all aspects of the pari-mutuel industry in the state for the benefit of the citizenry, the licensees, the participants and the economy of Oregon.

The agency was formed in 1933. The ORC employs 13 full-time equivalent staff and has one administrative office. The ORC licenses approximately 3,400 licensees that participate in horse racing in the state and also licenses nine advance deposit wagering 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