Series 19603
Racing Commission Financial records

Dates: i 1925-1927.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series is composed of income statements, audit reports, bank account books, and license books maintained by the Racing Commission during its two year existence. There are also audits of the Utah Agricultural and Racing Association (UARA). The audits of the Racing Commission were performed by the State Auditor and independent accounting firms. The UARA audits were done by independent firms as well. The series details profits made from licensing fees, ticket sales, and pari- mutual betting. Two ledger books record the licenses granted to jockies, trainers, and horse owners from Canada, Mexico, and thirty-one states in the U.S.


Alphabetical and chronological by name and date of book entry.

Related Records

Public documents serial set from the Secretary of State, Series 240, contain two volumes, 1925-1926 and 1926-1928, that contain reports from the Utah State Fair Association which recorded the Racing Commission's profits gained from horse racing and pari-mutual betting.

Minutes from the Racing Commission, Series 1194, contain discussion of financial matters

Correspondence from the Racing Commission, Series 19602, contains letters requesting licenses and other racing information shown in these record books.

Laws and agreements from the Racing Commission, Series 19604, include information on fees, fines, purses, and pari-mutual betting recorded in these records.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Brian Hahn in January 1998.

Indexing Terms

  • Utah. Racing Commission—Finance.
  • Utah Agricultural Racing Association—Auditing.
  • Utah. Racing Commission—Auditing.
  • Horse racing—Utah.

Container List

1 1925 - 1927

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.