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Texas Racing Commission Rules

The Texas Racing Commission adopts rules pursuant to authority granted to the Commission in the Texas Racing Act. The Rules are adopted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Govt. Code, Chapter 2001.

  • Rules of Racing (As compiled and maintained by the Texas Secretary of State's office. This is the official source for the Commission's rules. See important disclaimer below.)

TxRC Rules of Racing - electronic version as of January 2021 includes all revisions adopted by the Commission through the Dec. 1, 2020 meeting.

NOTE: Chapter 321, Pari-mutuel Wagering, Totalisator Requirements and Operating Environment, Section 321.101, was adopted effective January 10, 2013. It requires that each association's wagering system operate in accordance with applicable laws and rules and meet the technical standards set forth in the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) Totalisator Technical Standards as amended in July 2012.  A copy of the RCI Totalisator Technical Standards is available here. Two indexes are also available: Expanded Sections Index and Alphabetical Index.

Both the Act and the Rules have the force of law.

Requesting Rule Changes - Under Section 307.103 of the Rules of Racing, you may request the Commission to adopt, amend, or repeal a rule.  To assist the Committee on Rules’ evaluation of proposed changes, you should complete the following form:  Request for Proposed Change to an Existing Rule or Addition of a New Rule to the Rules of Racing (Word Document).  Please contact info@txrc.texas.gov should you have any questions. 

Important Disclaimer

The information presented here is offered as a convenience to the public and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. However, under state law, this does not constitute the official source for the Texas Racing Act or the Texas Racing Commission's Rules.

The official source for the Commission's rules is the Texas Administrative Code, compiled and maintained by the Texas Secretary of State's office.







Page updated: 4/29/21