Virginia Racing Commission Eliminates License Fees For Racing Participants Beginning In 2020

Richmond, VA — In an effort to ease the financial burden of horsemen racing in multiple jurisdictions and encourage more horsemen to participate in the Commonwealth, the Virginia Racing Commission voted unanimously to eliminate license fees beginning on January 1, 2020.

The license forms and instructions may be downloaded from our website by clicking on “Virginia Racing License” on the left-hand side of the homepage.  Applications may be emailed prior to the live meet to avoid waiting in line at the Commission office.  The VRC will issue all participants a three-year license.

Please note: all participants must be fingerprinted once upon making their initial application and pay a $30 processing fee.  Participants with a record of being fingerprinted recently in Virginia will normally not have to go through this process again.  Please call (804) 966-7415 with any questions concerning the licensing process or requirements.