To regulate and supervise pari-mutuel racing and wagering conducted in Arizona in order to protect racing participants and the wagering public. To regulate and supervise boxing and mixed martial arts events conducted in Arizona to protect all participants in those events.
About the Arizona Department of Racing
The Department of Racing regulates the Arizona pari-mutuel horse and greyhound racing industry. The Department oversees and supervises all commercial horse, greyhound, and county fair racing meetings; licenses participants; collects state revenues generated by race meetings; promotes and encourages the breeding of horses and greyhounds in the State; and enforces laws and rules related to racing and wagering to protect industry participants and the public. The Department also regulates and supervises all boxing, kickboxing, tough man, and mixed martial arts events in Arizona to ensure compliance with laws and regulation and, thereby, protect all participants.
03-11-2013: A new Arizona List of Thresholds for racehorse medication has been issued and is effective immediately.
07-29-2010 : Notices for all Commission Meetings are posted at 1110 West Washington, Phoenix, Arizona, in the lobby of the first floor. Notices can also be obtained by clicking on the tabs at the top of the page: For Racing notices, click on Racing Commission and Current Meetings. For Boxing notices, click on Boxing Commission and Boxing Commission Agenda.
01-01-2010 All applicants for an Arizona racing license must present evidence demonstrating lawful presence in the United States. Exceptions: Licensees with unexpired documentation on file with the Department of Racing; Applicants who are citizens of a foreign country and not physically present in the United States. To review the Department's policy click here; to view a list of documents acceptable to the Department click here; to view change in Alien Status Form click here.