The New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) regulates horse racing, parimutuel wagering, account wagering and exchange wagering in New Jersey and is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the sport. NJRC is a nine-member, bipartisan body appointed by Governor, with a staff of career employees who are charged with conducting the daily functions involving regulation of horse racing, including the permitting and licensing procedures of horse owners, trainers, drivers and veterinarians involved in the sport. Starting in 2018, NJRC also assumed responsibility of overseeing sports wagering that occurs at New Jersey’s racetracks.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC TELEPHONE MEETING: A special telephone meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission will be held at 1:00 p. m. Wednesday, September 22, 2021. This meeting will be conducted exclusively via teleconference. View Meeting Information
NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION: On July 21, 2021, the New Jersey Racing Commission adoption a new rule applicable to Pylons. The new rule, which is effective September 7, 2021, can be viewed here
Pylon Rule Adoption
The revised Equine Fatality Report, effective September 7, 2021, is available by clicking on NJRC Library
NOTICE OF PUBLIC TELEPHONE MEETING: A special telephone meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission will be held at 1:00 p. m. Wednesday, January 27, 2021. This meeting will be conducted exclusively via teleconference. View Meeting Information
TEMPORARY WAIVER: Out of an abundance of caution and in order to minimize person-to-person contact during the covid-19 outbreak where possibie, the New Jersey Racing Commission is hereby granting a temporary waiver of the requirement that NJRCissued licenses be renewed for calendar year 2020 – View
NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION: On Monday, December 2, 2019, the New Jersey Racing Commission adopted amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:74-2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 and 2.8, rules applicable to the required benchmarks for maintaining rights to a share of the unopened off-track wagering facilities – View notices
NOTICE OF RULE PROPOSAL: On Monday, December 2, 2019, the New Jersey Racing Commission proposed rules applicable to the following:
- The Use of the Riding Crop in Thoroughbred Racing
- The Use of the Whip in Standardbred Racing
- The Cancellation of Racing to Protect the Health, Safety and Welfare of Racing Participants in Both Thoroughbred and Standardbred Racing
- The Reporting Requirements Upon the Racing or Training Related Death of a Racehorse – View notices
- The Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Treatment Sheet is available by clicking on NJRC Library
The Shock Wave Therapy Machine Registration Form is available by clicking on NJRC Library
Please note that the following applications are now available by clicking on Licensing/Permits: Thoroughbred Race Meet, Harness Race Meet, Off-Track Wagering, Account Wagering and Pilot Program.
AG Grewal, Racing Commission Announce Suspension of Seven NJ Horse Racing Licensees Indicted for Horse Doping
TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Racing Commission announced today that the State has suspended the horse racing licenses of seven New Jersey license holders indicted in connection with an alleged international conspiracy to dope...