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About the Division of Racing Events

The Division of Racing Events is a regulatory, enforcement and parimutuel tax collecting agency of State Government.  It is responsible for regulating all aspects of pari-mutuel horse and greyhound racing through licensing, on-site monitoring and enforcement. The major functions of the Division are to promote:

  • Racing and the recreational, entertainment and commercial benefits derived from it
  • To establish high standards of sport and fair-play
  • To promote the health and safety of the animals involved in racing and;
  • To foster honesty and fair-dealing in the industry


Promote and foster the public confidence in the pari-mutuel industry, protect the welfare of the participants through fair, consistent, proactive enforcement of appropriate policies, statutes and Colorado racing commission rules.