Horse Race

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The Board of Horse Racing is funded with state special revenue derived from a 1 percent tax on gross receipts from pari-mutuel betting. For simulcast facilities, the tax is the greater of 1 percent of gross betting receipts or the actual cost to the board for regulating the meet.

The Board of Horse Racing program is responsible for:

  1. Regulating the live and simulcast horse racing industry;
     
  2. Ensuring compliance by approximately 1,500 licensees with state laws and board rules;
     
  3. Licensing all racing personnel, establishing race dates for various communities, and establishing veterinary practices and standards in connection with horse racing meets;
     
  4. Auditing, supervising and conducting investigations related to the pari-mutuel racing system in Montana. The program work is mandated in Title 2, Chapter 15, and Title 23, Chapter 4, MCA.

DIRECTOR'S OFFICE | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
301 S. PARK AVE. | PO BOX 200501 | HELENA, MT 59620-0501 | P: (406) 841-2700 | F: (406) 841-2701 | TDD: (406) 841-2702
 

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