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The Ohio State Racing Commission is dedicated to the well-being, licensing and promotion of Standardbred, Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse breeding and racing in the Buckeye State.
Ohio State Racing Commission
77 South High Street, 18th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215
2017 Ohio County Fairs
The above link contains dates for all
 Ohio County & Independent Fairs featuring horse racing, including
 those that do not have 
pair-mutual wagering.
The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) was created in 1933 after the General Assembly approved pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing. 

The OSRC employs 12 full and part-time people. Six work at the Columbus headquarters, while others, including judges, stewards and investigators work at Ohio's seven commercial racetracks and at county fairs when wagering is conducted. 

OSRC members meet monthly in Columbus to conduct business, approve racing dates, decide matters of racing importance and mete out penalties to licensees found in violation of racing rules and laws.

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Ohio Sires Stakes Championship winners captured their respective $250,000 divisions for 2- & 3-year-old trotters & pacers of both genders on Sept. 2 at Scioto Downs.  It was the richest night of racing in Ohio's horse racing history with more than $2 million in purses paid to horsemen.                                                             Photos by  Brad Conrad 
*Coming up: Saturday, Nov. 18 at Mahoning Valley*
The $75,000 Glacial Princess & $75,000 Ruff/Kirchberg Memorial

Five $150,000 Stakes for Ohio-bred runners were contested on BEST OF OHIO day at Belterra Park on Oct. 7, 2017.       Coady Photography
Southern Mischief captured  the $75,000 First Lady Stakes on Nov. 11 at Mahoning Valley Race Course.     Photo by Brad Conrad 

OSRC Monthly Meeting
November 30, 2017 @ 10 am, Room 1948

OSRC Monthly Meeting
December 12, 2017 @ 10 am, Room 1948

Ohio Standardbred Development Fund
December 12, 2017 @ 1 pm, Room 1948

Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund 
December 19, 2017 @ 10 am, Room 1920
~Upcoming Meetings~
Riffe Center, 77 S. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215