Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Racing Commission, Texas*

7 Members - 6 Years; 2 Ex-Officio Members

General Information

Agency #: 476


1801 Congress Ave., Ste. 7.600 (78701)P.O. Box 12080Austin, TX 78711-2080


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair Robert C. Pate Corpus Christi, 02-01-2029
Vice Chair Connie McNabb, D.V.M. Montgomery, 02-01-2027
Commissioner(s) Rebecca Contreras Hutto, 02-01-2025
Margaret L. Martin Boerne, 02-01-2027
Michael "Mike" Moore Fort Worth, 02-01-2029
Arvel "A.J." Waight, Jr. Willow City, 02-01-2027
Ex Officio Member(s) Steven P. Mach Houston
The Honorable Sid Miller Stephenville


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Amy Cook (512) 833-6699 / (512) 833-6907
Chief of Staff Phil Fountain (512) 833-6699 / (512) 833-6907
General Counsel Virginia Fields (512) 833-6699 / (512) 833-6907
Chief Financial Officer Dinorah Chiu (512) 833-6699 / (512) 833-6907


In 1986, the Texas Legislature created the Texas Racing Commission to enforce the Texas Racing Act and the Rules of Racing to ensure the safety, integrity and fairness of pari-mutuel racing. The Racing Commission regulates all aspects of horse and greyhound racing to protect the animals and participants involved in live racing and to ensure the integrity of pari-mutuel wagering.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2027.