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UQHRA is sanctioned by the Utah Horse Racing Commission (UHRC). Our races abide by the rules and regulations setforth by UHRC. For additional information and latest information on medication, doping voilations, pentalties please visit:

Utah Code and Administrative Rules Relating to Horse Racing

Utah Horse Regulation Act (Utah Code Annotated: Title 4, Chapter 38)

Horse Racing (R52-7)

Utah Horse Racing Online License Application:

Utah Horse Racing Paper License Application:

Commission Updates

 The following items were passed by the UHRC Board

Update as of August 30, 2021 

1. Lasix administration- Horsemen must be on grounds 4 hours prior to the start of the race. Additionally, Lasix may only be administered by a veterinarian contracted with the commission and on the grounds of the track on race day.


Updates as of February 12, 2021

1. The stand down period for joint injections was reduced from 14 days to 7 days. 

Updates as of January 17, 2024

1. The level of allowable Phenylbutazone is .3 ug/ml

     2. Trainers wishing to be licensed will be required to pass a trainer's test to receive their license. A valid 2023/2024 license from other jurisdictions will be accepted in lieu of the Utah Trainer's Test. The trainers test will be administered by the stewards by appointment only. Trainers must receive a score of 80% correct to pass. The test will be available in Spanish and will be open book. The book is only available in English

     3. Horses with pending test results from the trials races will be allowed to race in the finals race if test results are not recieved prior to post time. Positive tests will result in the horse being disqualified from finals race and a loss of purse the trial and final.

 4. Jockeys wishing to be licensed 1st receive a physical examintation prior to race day. 

All individuals will be required to obtain a license.

Licensing will be administered by the Utah Department of Agriculture.

It is the responsibility of every individual to know and understand the rules and regulations. We (UQHRA) will do our best to keep horsemen updated of any rule changes, but it is ultimately the horsemen's responsibility

     2023 UHRC Notice of Hearings

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Director, Animal Industry: Leann Hunting

T: 385-977-2158, E:

State Veterinarian: Dean Taylor

T: 385-290-9462, E:

UHRC Licensing: Kortee Mcgee

T: 801-982-2243, E:

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