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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

'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

A Discussion With Jean Major

September 23, 2018:

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario CEO Jean Major recently took the time to discuss multiple aspects of the provincial gaming landscape....read on

Major To Deliver Keynote

On Wednesday, August 16, the 2017 World Trotting Conference Symposium will kick off in Charlottetown, PEI, and Jean Major, Chief Executive Officer of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, will headline the strong agenda of speakers....read on

AGCO To Hold Stakeholder Webinar

March 5, 2016:

On April 1, the regulation of horse racing in Ontario will be integrated into the mandate of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). This interactive webinar will offer an overview of the changes affecting Ontario’s horse racing industry, with a particular focus on horse racing regulation and adjudication....read on

Major’s Road Map For Racing

October 15, 2015:

There will be big changes, but not many surprises when responsibility for regulating horse racing in the province transfers to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) over the next four or five months....read on

Rideau Purse Plan Accepted

September 25, 2015:

On Friday, September 25, the Ontario Racing Commission announced that it has ruled in favour of Rideau Carleton Raceway’s proposed plan to utilize the Quinte Raceway Horsepersons’ money (Quinte Trust Funds) to augment overnight purses at Rideau over the course of the next two years....read on

Progress On Integration In Ontario

September 21, 2015:

The Board of Directors at the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) feel some optimism that progress is being made after meeting with two government agencies tasked with integrating horse racing into the Province’s overall gaming strategy....read on

Reminder: Ont. Cobalt Testing In Aug.

July 24, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) issued a Notice to the Industry on June 3, 2015 advising that Ontario will begin testing for cobalt with a threshold of 50ng/ml in blood, as of August 1, 2015....read on

Major Back As CEO Of ORC

July 6, 2015:

On Monday, July 6, the Ontario Racing Commission provided an update on the merger that is currently underway between the ORC and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario....read on

OLG Pens Letter To Horse Racing

June 26, 2015:

In a letter dated Thursday (June 25), representatives from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) provided an update on the process of integrating horse racing with the province's gaming strategy....read on

Positive Step For Integration

June 10, 2015:

On June 1, John Snobelen penned an open letter to Minister John Leal and Minister Charles Sousa that explains the Horse Racing Interim Governance Committee’s mandate in regard to the integration of the provincial horse racing industry into the current gaming modernization that is taking place in Ontario....read on


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