Utah Horse Racing Commission

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(801) 538-7103

UHRC Approved Application for License and Racing Privileges

In 1992, the Utah Legislature passed the Utah Horse Racing Act that established a regulatory process for monitoring the horse racing industry. A five-member commission is appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate that oversees the process and makes periodic changes based on needs or industry input.

UDAF administers the Act because of its importance to the market value of Utah horses. Commission sanctioned tracks and races are important in establishing recognized times for Utah quarter horses. During the past year, nearly half of the horses running on sanctioned tracks received Rating of Merit (ROM), an index that helps establish horse values and stud fees. Without Utah's regulatory system and commission to oversee the State's Quarter Horse races, the races and associated times would not be recognized by national and international groups. This would result in the loss of millions of dollars of value to our horse industry.

Utah Horse Racing Rules & Regulations are available in hard copy only at this time. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (801) 538-7103 to request a copy.


Licensing and Fee Information

Licensed As

Annual Fee

Forms and Instructions

Department Contact

Combined Owner/Trainer
Kathleen Mathews
(801) 538-7103
Owner, Trainer, Assistant Trainer, Jockey
Jockey Room Attendant, Colors Attendant, Paddock Attendant, Security Guard, Stable Gate Man, Security Investigator, Concessionaire, Clocker
Pony, Groom, Valet


Utah Code and Administrative Rules Relating to Horse Racing