ORS 462.040¹
Race meet licenses, classes, limitations, contents
  • rules

(1) Race meet licenses granted by the Oregon Racing Commission shall be limited to:

(a) Licenses for horse and mule race meets (Class A).

(b) Licenses for greyhound race meets (Class B).

(2)(a) Except as the commission otherwise may provide by rule, no licensee shall be granted licenses of both classes nor shall licenses be issued for more than one class of racing on the same race course, track or location.

(b) In adopting rules to carry out the provisions of this subsection, the commission shall consider, among other matters, the impact on existing race meet licensees in the county in which application for a license referred to in paragraph (a) of this subsection is made.

(3) The commission shall not grant any license for greyhound racing at the Oregon State Fair.

(4) The license shall specify the number of days the race meet shall continue and the number of races per day. [Amended by 1955 c.639 §1; 1957 c.313 §3; 1969 c.356 §12; 1975 c.549 §4; 1979 c.720 §1; 1989 c.210 §3; 1997 c.865 §2]

Notes of Decisions

Oregon State Fair is subject to ORS 462.057 (License and other fees and purses) (statute requiring certain pay­ments to Racing Commission) so Racing Commission may issue licenses for more than one class of racing at Fair. Rhine v. Racing Comm'n, 40 Or App 651, 596 P2d 576 (1979)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Holding both dog and horse races at State Fair race track, (1978) Vol 38, p 2173

Chapter 462

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County imposing income tax on kennel club, (1980) Vol 40, p 316

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 462—Racing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors462.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 462, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­462ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information