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'Stronger Together' Session Replay

August 13, 2019:

The full video presentation of Friday's 'Stronger Together: Uniting Horse Racing for a Sustainable Future' panel discussion of Ontario's horse racing industry is now available....read on

'Stronger Together' Session Recap

August 9, 2019:

Some of Ontario horse racing's most prominent leaders were front and centre on Friday (August 9) at Woodbine Racetrack for panel discussion on the state of the province's horse racing industry....read on

New Ontario Urging Rules For August 1

July 11, 2019:

On May 31, 2019, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued a directive that amended the rules related to urging in Standardbred racing. As previously announced, the new rules and penalty guidelines became effective on June 3 at Woodbine Mohawk Park with the implementation date at other tracks to be determined....read on

AGCO: Protect Horses In Warm Weather

July 3, 2019:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario recently issued a warm weather alert, as temperatures in the province spiked heading into the month of July. Official veterinarians and racing officials at all racetracks have been asked to remind all participants to take the necessary steps to protect the horse in warm weather conditions....read on

Reminder: Race-Day Vet Access To Horses

June 12, 2019:

On Wednesday (June 12), the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario issued an industry notice reminding horsepeople of the clarification regarding veterinarian access to horses on race day....read on

Ontario's Urging Rules Amended

May 31, 2019:

In response to a request from the industry to consider revising the current rules and Directives with respect to urging, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is making an amendment to the Standardbred Rules of Racing....read on

Changes To Race Day Vet Rules

April 18, 2019:

On Thursday evening (April 18) the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) issued an update on the upcoming changes set to take effect for the province's horsepeople pertaining to race day medication and race day veterinary use....read on

AGCO Medication Rule Change Reminder

April 17, 2019:

Horsepeople who race in Ontario are advised that a standards-based race-day medication ban put in place by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is in effect as of Friday (April 19)....read on

Ruling On Appeal Panel Jurisdiction

March 30, 2019:

On Friday (March 29) a Judicial Review Panel issued its decision regarding a case involving the jurisdiction of the Horse Racing Appeal Panel....read on

AGCO Issues Notices To Industry

March 29, 2019:

On Friday (March 29) the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released three Information Bulletins regarding concussions, claiming and race-day medication....read on

Details On AGCO Restructuring

March 8, 2019:

On December 31, 2018, the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario’s Racing Operations Branch (Racing Officials and Racing Investigators) was integrated into the AGCO’s Regulatory Compliance Branch (RCB)....read on

Appeal Panel Jurisdiction Questioned

February 5, 2019:

On Monday, February 4, in a Toronto hearing room, a three-person Judicial Review Panel heard arguments from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, contending that the Horse Racing Appeal Panel did not have the jurisdiction to rule over a recent case....read on

AGCO Releases Annual Report

October 19, 2018:

This week, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released its annual report as presented to the province's Attorney General....read on

Appeal Panel Rules On Purse Money

July 28, 2018:

The Horse Racing Appeal Panel of Ontario has ruled on the appeal of three horse owners and a matter of purse money received after a positive test was overturned....read on

AGCO Issues Warm Weather Alert

June 28, 2018:

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. An effort to monitor weather conditions and how it will impact the racehorse is in keeping with this mandate....read on


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