8550 Horse Racing Board
Mission Statement

The purpose of the California Horse Racing Board is to regulate parimutuel wagering for the protection of the betting public, to promote the horse racing and breeding industries, and to maximize State of California tax revenues.

The Board, which is a seven-member commission appointed by the Governor, supervises all race meetings in the state where parimutuel wagering is conducted. Principal activities of the Board include:

  • Protecting the betting public.
  • Licensing of racing associations and participants in the racing industry.
  • Sanctioning licensees who violate the rules, regulations, and laws of racing.
  • Allocating the racing days and charity days conducted by racing associations.
  • Enforcing laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to horse racing in California.
  • Acting as a quasi-judicial body in matters pertaining to horse racing meets.
  • Collecting the State's lawful share of revenue derived from horse racing meets.