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AGCO To Lower TCO2 Thresholds

May 3, 2021:

On June 1, 2021, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will implement the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency’s (CPMA) decision to lower the thresholds for total carbon dioxide (TCO2)....read on

Notice Regarding Breathalyzer Testing

March 18, 2021:

As an update to the March 2020 Industry Notice on the use of the breathalyzer, the AGCO has developed an interim measure to incorporate another tool to maintain the Human Alcohol and Drug Program to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Revisions To Rules Of Racing

March 5, 2021:

Effective April 6, 2021, the AGCO will implement a number of rule changes to the Thoroughbred and Standardbred Rules of Racing following consultation with horseperson representatives and racetrack management staff from across Ontario....read on

AGCO Reminder On Biosecurity

February 24, 2021:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has been informed that three additional horses tested positive for Strangles this week in the affected barn at Shamrock Training Centre....read on

AGCO Updates Rule Amendments

February 12, 2021:

To prepare for the return to racing in Ontario, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is actively reviewing Ontario’s horse racing rules and regulations to ensure responsible measures continue to be taken to help contain the spread of COVID-19....read on

Ontario Race Date, Post Time Changes

January 15, 2021:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has recently approved a number of race date and post time amendments for Ontario racetracks....read on

AGCO Revises Claiming Rule

December 24, 2020:

The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is temporarily deleting Standardbred Rule 15.09(a) which requires that horses who are claimed in Ontario only race at tracks in the province for 60 days after being claimed....read on

Ontario's 2021 Race Dates Calendar

December 23, 2020:

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Ontario Racing, the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario issued the 2021 Race Date Schedule on Wednesday (Dec. 23)....read on

AGCO Issues Lasix Program Advisory

December 17, 2020:

Horses that are entered to race in Ontario which have not been properly enrolled in (or opted out of) the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) Program will be ineligible to race....read on

Auditor General Releases 2020 Report

December 7, 2020:

On Monday (Dec. 7) the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario released its first value-for-money report on the operations of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) as part of its audits of Ontario public-sector and broader-public-sector programs....read on

Scheduled iAGCO Outage

October 14, 2020:

The AGCO would like to advise that iAGCO online services will be offline for scheduled enhancements from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, to 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26....read on

Standardbred Rules Of Racing Revised

August 28, 2020:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is revising Standardbred Rule 22.01 to enhance the consistency of racing, so that participants and the betting public know where a horse will start from....read on

Strangles At Emerald Isle Training Centre

August 11, 2020:

On Aug. 7, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a five-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area at the Emerald Isle Training Centre....read on

AGCO Issues Warm Weather Alert

June 19, 2020:

The health and welfare of the horse is of paramount concern to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and to members of the racing community....read on

AGCO Issues Trainer Transfer Notice

June 16, 2020:

On Tuesday, June 16, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario issued both an information bulletin and a notice to the industry. The industry notice is a reminder that AGCO approval is required for trainer transfers, while the bulletin strictly pertains to Thoroughbreds....read on


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