| Ohio State Racing
The Ohio State Racing Commission (the "Commission")
serves as the statutory agent of Ohio's horse racing industry,
which includes the prescription and enforcement of the rules,
regulations, and conditions under which pari-mutuel wagering
on horse races is conducted in the state. The Commission is responsible
for governing Ohio's seven (7) commercial racetracks and over
60 county fairs where pari-mutuel wagering is conducted.
The Commission also supervises simulcast activities in Ohio.
Simulcasting allows patrons of Ohio's racetracks the opportunity
to wager on virtually any race in North America on any given
day. Finally, the Commission also oversees the administration
of human and equine drug testing at Ohio's racetracks for the
purpose of ensuring the integrity of horse racing in the state.
The thoroughbred program provides purse subsidies for various
overnight/stake races; supplements purses for registered thoroughbreds
that win open races; provides broodmare and stallion awards to
breeders of winning registered horses; and funds research at
The Ohio State University Analytical Toxicology Laboratory for
The standardbred program provides purse subsidies to encourage
horsemen to breed and race in Ohio. It also funds equine research
at The Ohio State University Analytical Toxicology Laboratory.
The quarter horse program provides purse subsidies to various
classes of quarter horse racing.
The Commission collects licensing fees from the horse racing
industry, and uses a share of one-quarter of one percent of all
monies wagered and one-half percent of all exotic wagers to cover
its operating expenses.
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