About harness racing licenses

Every racing meeting participant must be licensed prior to racing.

Please send completed applications to:

Division of Racing
Massachusetts Gaming Commission
c/o Plainridge Park Racecourse
301 Washington Street
Plainville, MA 02762

Additionally, the Division of Racing office at Plainridge Park Racecourse is open during race days. Please call 617.533.9800 with inquiries.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
    11:30am – 7:30pm
  • Wednesday:
    9:00am – 5:00pm
Harness Racing License Instructions and Applications

2017 harness racing application forms for entities who were not previously licensed are available here.

Harness Racing License Renewal Instructions and Applications

2017 harness racing application forms for entities who held a racing license in 2016 are available here.

About thoroughbred racing licenses

Every racing meeting participant must be licensed prior to racing.

Please send completed applications to:

Division of Racing
Massachusetts Gaming Commission
c/o Suffolk Downs
525 McClellan Highway
Boston, MA 02128

Additionally, the Division of Racing office at Suffolk Downs is open on the following days from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

  • August 1-6, 8-11, 16-18, 22-25, 29-31
  • September 1-3
Thoroughbred Racing License Instructions and Applications

Thoroughbred racing application forms for entities who were not previously licensed are available here.

Thoroughbred racing application forms for entities who held a racing license in 2016 are available here.

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