Pari-Mutuel Commission

Energy II Building, Ste. 335, 951 Werner Court, Casper , WY 82601

Phone: (307) 265-4015 | Fax: (307) 265-4279

New Hair Testing Rule Signed by Wyoming Governor Mead

May 1, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Brande J. Koltiska, Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission

Wyoming Governor, Matthew H. Mead signed the new rule change to allow hair testing on equine athletes, effective immediately.

The new language clarifies and gives direction regarding what equine testing samples are permissible and corrects language with regard to banned controlled substances. In furthering the Commission’s mission to provide the highest level of integrity in all pari-mutuel events, the Commission sees the need to embrace new technological advances in testing capabilities. “By adding hair testing, the Commission will prevent and deter fraudulent activities,” said Executive Director Charles Moore.

In 2018 Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC will run 18 days total throughout the state. Energy Downs in Gillette, Wyoming will run 9 days; June 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24. Sweetwater Downs in Rock Springs will run 9 days; August 24, 25, 26, 31, September 1, 2, 7, 8, 9. Wyoming Downs, LLC will run 16 days at Wyoming Downs in Evanston, Wyoming from June 30 through August 19, racing Saturdays and Sundays.

With the resurrection of racing again in Wyoming the Commission strives to continue the protection of the wagering public and the health, safety and welfare of both human and equine participants with our regulatory processes, presence and integrity.

For more information on the latest information and news regarding Horse Racing in Wyoming please visit the following sites: Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission (Website:, Wyoming Downs, LLC (Website: and Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC (Website: