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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

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

Update From The AGCO

November 9, 2020:

Private Member’s Bill C-218, which seeks to legalize single-event sports wagering in Canada, is currently being debated by Members of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons. Woodbine Entertainment has been front and centre in saying that it is extremely concerned that the horse racing industry may end up being an unintended consequence of the legislation....read on

Reminder: Changes To Flamboro, Western Fair Race Date Schedules

September 15, 2020:

Horsepeople and racing fans in Ontario are being reminded that in late August the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario approved applications submitted by Flamboro Downs and The Raceway at Western Fair District to amend their 2020 race date schedules....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

APHRC Granting Temporary Capsaicin Stays

July 27, 2020:

On Monday, July 27, 2020, the APHRC Commissioners met via conference call to review the capsaicin positives not only in the Atlantic provinces, but across Canada, as well....read on

Potential Source Of Capsaicin Found

July 25, 2020:

On July 20, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued a Notice to Industry concerning a number of horses in Ontario who have received a positive test for capsaicin over the past several weeks....read on

AGCO Statement On Capsaicin Positives

July 20, 2020:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is aware that a number of horses in Ontario, and other jurisdictions in Canada, have received a positive test for capsaicin over the past several weeks....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

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


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