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Officiating Working Group Summary

October 10, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release its Summary Report of the work performed by the Officiating Working Group over the last four months....read on

AGCO On Twitter, Race Report Project

April 13, 2017:

The live tweeting of Race Officials’ calls began Monday, April 10, as part of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)'s 'Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario' project....read on

Which Type Of ‘Tweeter’ Are You?

April 2, 2017:

Whether you like it or not, social media is here to stay. The horse racing world knows all about Twitter and Facebook, as those in the industry tend to make their presence known on the mediums. Now, one racing outlet has created a framework for categorizing Twitter’s horse racing enthusiasts into one of 10 types....read on

Strict Social Media Policy Announced

March 26, 2017:

A harness racing organization recently unveiled a social media policy for its members, with the stipulation that the organization reserves the right to require the immediate removal or modification of comments that result in a breach of the policy....read on

Human Alcohol & Drug Program Changes

March 24, 2017:

After consulting the horse racing participants and researching best practices in other jurisdictions, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to advise that revisions have been made to the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing (the Rules) effective April 1, 2017 to reflect changes made to the Human Alcohol and Drug Program...read on

AGCO Releases Rule Change Directives

March 21, 2017:

As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is releasing the following Directives as part of an initial series of rule changes, which will be effective on April 1, 2017....read on

AGCO Unveils Rule Changes

March 16, 2017:

As part of ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to announce an initial series of rule changes and policy reforms stemming from an extensive engagement effort to modernize the agency’s regulatory approach and better support Ontario’s horse racing industry....read on

Fine After Social Media Food Complaint

May 21, 2015:

Have you ever been less then impressed with food that you purchased while at the races? If so, make sure you don’t do anything rash, as a mention of it on social media could lead to a fine....read on

Jockey Suspended For Twitter Use

March 2, 2015:

It has been reported that a jockey has been banned from riding for one month due to using Twitter during a race meet....read on

All You Need To Know About The Jug

September 3, 2014:

Getting the latest news regarding the Little Brown Jug is now easier by following the Little Brown Jug on Twitter....read on

Racing ‘Tweet’ Delays Star’s Plea Deal

August 5, 2014:

It has been reported that a plea deal for a Hollywood celebrity was delayed last week due to a ‘disturbing’ tweet from a horse racing organization....read on

More Ways To Follow The OSS

July 10, 2014:

As the Ontario Sires Stakes celebrates its 40th anniversary, the organization has announced that it is continuing to develop additional means for fans and participants to follow the achievements of the talented colts and fillies in the provincial program....read on

Buffalo Announces Twitter Contest

December 29, 2013:

Starting today (Sunday, December 29) and each day after leading to the 2014 opener at Buffalo Raceway on January 8, 2014, Twitter followers of Buffalo Raceway (@BuffaloRaceway) have the opportunity to win great Buffalo Raceway prizes....read on

Social Media Push For TVG FFA Pace

November 27, 2013:

Saturday’s TVG FFA Pace at the Meadowlands Racetrack that pits the three-year-old Captaintreacherous against a group of world champion older war horses, including Foiled Again and Pet Rock, is sure to be one of the most exciting races of the year....read on

Social Media Marketing Program Details

August 13, 2013:

The United States Trotting Association (“USTA”), today announced that it has retained Converseon, the New York based, award-winning social media consultancy, to design and implement a social media marketing initiative designed to help drive awareness and visibility for the sport....read on


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