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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

EHV-1 Restrictions Lifted At Woodbine

June 2, 2020:

Effective today (June 2) the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that horses not currently in isolation can now exit Woodbine Racetrack....read on

More Temporary AGCO Rule Amendments

May 27, 2020:

On Wednesday, May 27, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that it will temporarily amend a number of additional rules to accommodate the return to racing and ease industry burden, while also ensuring welfare for equine and human athletes and other racing participants....read on

Temporary Change To Adding Horses To Ontario's EIPH Program

May 27, 2020:

As the industry prepares for the resumption of racing, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario would like to provide an update to trainers, assistant trainers, owners and veterinarians looking to add a horse to the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) Program in Ontario....read on

AGCO Temporarily Amending Rules

May 20, 2020:

On Wednesday, May 20, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that it will temporarily amend a number of rules in order to accommodate the return to racing and ease industry burden, while also ensuring welfare for equine and human athletes and other racing participants....read on

AGCO Announces Four Initiatives

May 15, 2020:

On Friday (May 15) the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released a number of bulletins pertaining to a series of initiatives to advance the health and safety of our equine and human athletes....read on

AGCO Bulletin No. 83: Revision To Urging Provisions

May 15, 2020:

As part of its ongoing commitment to protecting Ontario’s race horses, enhancing the integrity of racing, and providing a regulatory framework appropriate for today’s racing industry, the AGCO is expanding the 2019 revised urging provisions and reiterating the penalty guidelines for all racetracks in Ontario....read on

AGCO Bulletin No. 82: Revision To Racing Under Saddle (RUS) Rules

May 15, 2020:

As part of its ongoing commitment to enhance the welfare of racehorses and to reduce burden on industry participants, the AGCO is revising the existing licence renewal process for Racing Under Saddle (RUS) races. Currently, RUS racing participants are required to successfully qualify three times before their licence is renewed....read on

AGCO Bulletin No. 81: Equine Medication Use and Awareness E-Learning Course

May 15, 2020:

The AGCO is launching a new e-learning program to raise horseracing licensees’ awareness of their obligations related to the use of equine medication, as part of its commitment to promoting equine health and safety through education, while also holding those who fail to follow regulations accountable for their actions....read on

AGCO Bulletin No. 80: Concussion Protocol

May 15, 2020:

On April 20, 2019 the AGCO launched a Concussion Protocol pilot program at Woodbine and Fort Erie racetracks for jockeys during the 2019 racing season....read on

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


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