About Us

Origin of the West Virginia Racing Commission

The Commission was created under the provisions of Chapter 19, Article 23, Section 1 (the Act), of the Code of West Virginia 1931, as amended.  Under the Act, the Commission is charged with the promotion of thoroughbred horse and greyhound dog breeding in the state of West Virginia, and “has full jurisdiction over and shall supervise all horse race meetings, all dog race meetings, and all persons involved in the holding or conducting of horse or dog race meetings.”

Mission Statement

The mission of the West Virginia Racing Commission includes assuring the patrons of thoroughbred and greyhound racing that, both in fact and appearance, the laws and rules of racing are enforced through regulation and supervision to provide the patrons a high degree of confidence in the integrity of the races.