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Stakeholder Working Group Details

February 21, 2017:

Following the release of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s (AGCO) ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ Findings Report last week, three Working Groups are being established to review and make recommendations for policy reform....read on

Rideau Race Date Added

February 17, 2017:

Officials with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario have announced that they have approved a change to Rideau Carleton Raceway’s 2017 race date calendar....read on

AGCO Releases Finding Report

February 16, 2017:

In the spring of 2016, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) launched its ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project, directed at modernizing the regulatory rules that govern horse racing in Ontario....read on

Race Date Changes Announced

January 17, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced that it has approved changes to the 2017 race date calendar for Mohawk Racetrack, The Raceway at Western Fair District, and Grand River Raceway....read on

Changes To 2017 Rideau, Hanover Dates

December 12, 2016:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced two minor changes to the 2017 race date calendars for Hanover Raceway and Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

More On Drone Camera Experiment

December 7, 2016:

Last Friday's experiment using a drone-mounted camera to view the qualifying races at The Raceway at the Western Fair District has drawn more interest from outside the harness racing world....read on

Final AGCO Roundtable In Ottawa

December 5, 2016:

The final AGCO roundtable with horsepeople on a review of the Rules of Racing will take place on Monday, December 12 at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Drone Use For Races 'Encouraging'

December 3, 2016:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's (AGCO) test run using drone cameras to capture footage of harness racing was held during the Friday (December 2) morning qualifying session at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Ontario’s 2017 Approved Race Dates

December 2, 2016:

On Thursday, December 1, 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 2017 race date schedule....read on

AGCO Breeder Roundtable Monday

November 25, 2016:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will be conducting an AGCO roundtable for Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse breeders this coming Monday (November 28)....read on

Drone To Hover Over Western Fair Races

November 21, 2016:

If you’re planning on heading to The Raceway at Western Fair District on Friday, December 2 for qualifying, don’t be surprised if you look up and see a drone keeping its ‘eye’ on you....read on

Western Fair Adds Two Race Dates

November 15, 2016:

Officials with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario have announced that the organization has approved a race-date variance that had been submitted for the 2016 calendar at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

2017 Ontario Race Date Applications

October 21, 2016:

As part of Ontario Racing’s commitment to transparency and industry self-determination, the 2017 Racetrack Race Date applications are available on the OR website....read on

Racing Discussed In Legislature

October 18, 2016:

On Tuesday, October 18, Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa reiterated the Ontario Liberal Government’s support for the provincial horse racing industry during question period in the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park in Toronto....read on

Oxilofrine Punishments Overturned

October 7, 2016:

In June 2015, following four races at three different tracks, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency’s (CPMA) test laboratory issued four Certificates of Positive Analysis for the Class 2 drug Oxilofrine....read on


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