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 complied and maintained by the Texas Secretary of State's office. This is the official source for the Commission's rules. See important disclaimer below.)
Texas Racing Act and Rules of Racing printed version as of May 2016. This printed version includes all revisions adopted by the Commission through the April 12, 2016, meeting. To keep the rulebook up-to-date, following are the replacement pages that contain all of the changes to the Rules approved by the Commission since May of 2016:
- Replacement Pages as of November 7, 2016 includes the following:
Amendment to Sec. 319.110 - Requirements to Enter Association Grounds, amended effective 9/1/2016
Amendment to Sec. 303.102 - Greyhound Rules, amended effective 11/7/2016
- Replacement Pages as of March 8, 2017 includes the following:
Amendment to Rule 301.1, Definitions, effective 3/8/2017
Amendment to Rule 307.62, Disciplinary Action, by Amending Subsection (b), Notice of Hearing, and
Creating New Subsection (j), Discovery, effective 3/8/2017
Amendment to Rule 311.104, Trainers, effective 3/8/2017
Chapter 321 Table of Contents update, effective 3/8/2017
Amendment to Rule 321.2, Odds Manipulation, effective 3/8/2017
Amendment to Rule 321.11, Access to Removable Electronic Media, effective 3/8/2017
Amendment to Rule 321.35, Claim for Paymen, effective 3/8/2017
Amendment to Rule 321.41, Cashing Outstanding Tickets, effective 3/8/2017
Amendment to Rule 321.42, Cashing Outstanding Vouchers, effective 3/8/2017
Copies of this rulebook are available at Austin and the racetrack licensing offices. Notification of future changes to the rules may be received by providing an email address to email@example.com. Please type Rulebook Updates in the subject line.
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 ( PDF or MS Word Document). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
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.