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Active AGCO Licences Extended

March 19, 2020:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced that in light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, all active horseperson licences will be extended for one year....read on

AGCO Releases A Pair Of Bulletins

March 2, 2020:

On Monday, March 2, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario released a pair of announcements. One of the items pertains to the launch of the AGCO’s online services for horse racing licensees, while the other is a clarification to day calculations in Standardbred rules....read on

AGCO Info Meeting Monday At The WFD

February 28, 2020:

Officials at The Raceway at Western Fair District along with officials at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) have announced an upcoming meeting for horsepeople this coming Monday (March 2)....read on

AGCO Announces Rule, Fee Revisions

February 26, 2020:

In preparation for the launch of iAGCO online services for horse racing licensees in March, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has revised the Rules of Standardbred Racing and the Rules of Thoroughbred Racing to reduce regulatory burden and harmonize processes between breeds where possible. The AGCO has also revised the fee schedule for all breeds....read on

Major Retiring From The AGCO

February 20, 2020:

On Thursday, February 20, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that Jean Major will be retiring from his roles as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer by the end of August 2020....read on

Ontario's 2020 Race Date Schedule

December 20, 2019:

On Thursday (Dec. 19) the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released the 2020 Race Date Schedule for Ontario's quarter horse, thoroughbred and harness racing tracks....read on

'Stronger Together' Session Recap

October 18, 2019:

The second 'Stronger Together' panel discussion, involving some of Ontario horse racing's most prominent leaders, took place on Friday (October 18) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

‘Stronger Together’ Live Stream

October 18, 2019:

A live stream for the second 'Stronger Together' panel discussion featuring some of the province's most prominent industry leaders is now available....read on

‘Stronger Together’ Panel At Mohawk

October 7, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that on Friday, October 18 it will be hosting a panel discussion at Woodbine Mohawk Park in regard to issues central to securing a sustainable future for horse racing in Ontario....read on

Frozen Bulletproof Purses Released

September 27, 2019:

The AGCO has issued Standardbred Directive No.4-2019: Distribution of Bulletproof Funds, which relates to the distribution of Standardbred purse monies frozen as a result of issues originating in 2010....read on

'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

Ontario Industry Discussion Friday

August 6, 2019:

It has been announced that Ontario horse racing industry leaders John Hayes, Stephen Rigby, Jean Major and Jim Lawson will take part in a panel discussion on important issues facing the Ontario horse racing industry this Friday (August 9) at Woodbine Racetrack....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


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