<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Louisiana Racing Commission

Rules of Racing

The Rules of Racing as adopted and herein set forth are published and officially declared the rules and regulations of racing for the state of Louisiana.  They are compiled to promote racing on a high plane and encourage breeding and ownership of thoroughbred horses and quarter horses in the state.

You may download the Louisiana state rules and regulations in PDF format from the links below.

+ LA Rules Of Racing Book

+ Cumulative Supplement to 2012 LA Rules Of Racing Book (Updated 2/20/17)


2016 Summary of Rules

2015 Summary of Rules

2014 Summary of Rules

2013 Summary of Rules


“Please reference Title 4: Amusement and Sports for Louisiana Revised Statutes regarding horse racing (RS 4:141 et. seq.) here:

LA Revised Statutes (Link Updated 1/9/17)


Proposed Regulations

Notice of Intent voted on and approved at 04.24.2017 Commission Meeting:

Newly Adopted Regulations
Rules published in the Louisiana Register and effective on 02.20.2017:
Rules published in the Louisiana Register and effective on 05.20.2016:
Rules published in the Louisiana Register and effective on 09.20.2015:
Uniform Medication Rules:

** Notice to Horsemen & Trainers:




The above Uniform Medication Rules are effectively changed as of September 20, 2015, however, there will be a transitional period where the new drug thresholds will NOT trigger a positive test call until November 15, 2015.  The Commission will notify trainers when they have a test that will cause a positive after November 15, 2015.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any test that would have been a positive prior to the rule change will still be positive during the transitional period.
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