The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend the 2024 race date schedules for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Woodbine

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Thursday, August 29, 2024

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To provide clarity to the industry, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is announcing several updates to the temporary COVID-19 rule amendments in the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing. The temporary changes were originally made following the COVID-19 provincial emergency order to support the reopening of horse...

Toronto, ON – In order to protect the integrity of horse racing in Ontario and prioritize the wellbeing and safety of horses, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has suspended the licence of Standardbred trainer Anthony Beaton, for two years.

On October 13, 2023, the AGCO received information that Mr. Beaton had...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by The WFA Raceway Corporation to amend post times of the 2023 race date schedule for The Raceway at Western Fair District (Western Fair).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Western Fair

Revised Post Time(s)...

To protect the safety of equine and human athletes, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is reminding all Standardbred horse racing participants that the Spyder 3D race bike is not permitted for use in racing due to safety concerns raised by the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA).

Effective June 1, 2023, the USTA made the...

Effective November 17, 2023, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is reinstating breathalyzer testing for horseracing participants in Safety Sensitive Positions, including drivers, jockeys, valets, and track maintenance personnel to ensure continued safety.

When the Ontario government lifted the COVID-19 provincial...

To safeguard the integrity of horse racing and to prioritize the well-being and safety of racehorses, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has suspended Anthony Beaton, a standardbred trainer, for conduct prejudicial to the best interest of racing effective as of October 13, 2023.

After receiving complaints, the AGCO’...

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The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is temporarily amending a rule in the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing, effective immediately. The rule regarding blood sample collection from a horse for TCO2 testing will no longer specify the number or type of test tubes used for collection.

This...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium to amend post times of the 2023 race date schedule for Fort Erie Racetrack (Fort Erie).

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of...

Toronto, ON – In order to protect the integrity of horse racing in Ontario and prioritize the wellbeing and safety of racehorses, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued monetary penalties totaling $11,000 and a three-year suspension to a standardbred trainer.

Following an AGCO inspection into the suspicious...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Grand River Raceway Corporation to amend the 2023 race date schedules for Grand River Raceway (Grand River).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Grand River

Revised Date(s)

 

Add: Monday September 25, 2023

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The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend the 2023 race date schedules for Mohawk Park (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk

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Delete: Tuesday September 26, 2023

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The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend the 2023 race date schedules for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Woodbine

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Delete: Thursday August 31, 2023

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In: Horse Racing - Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Industry Notice: Air Quality Alert

The health and welfare of equine athletes is of paramount concern to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and to members of the racing community. An effort to monitor weather conditions – including air quality – and how it will impact racehorses is in keeping with this mandate.

Environment Canada has issued a...

As part of its continued commitment to protect Ontario’s racehorses and enhance the integrity of racing, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has made the following changes within the Rules of Racing to promote the welfare of equine athletes.   

The AGCO engaged with industry stakeholders including horsepersons’...

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Applies to Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse 

As of June 5, 2023 new Thoroughbred Rule 17.02.01 will prohibit any aspect of a starting gate personnel’s technique, equipment, and/or method or practice which, in the opinion of the Stewards, may cause harm to the horse or may be contrary to a horse’s welfare.  

This new rule...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend the 2023 race date schedules for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Woodbine

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Saturday April 15, Sunday April 16, Thursday May 11...

The AGCO would like to remind all horse racing industry participants that access to restricted racetrack facilities such as the paddock, as well as racetrack stabling and training areas, is strictly limited to individuals with a current AGCO licence in good standing.

All licensees are required to present their AGCO licence (...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2023 race date schedule for Mohawk Park (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk Revised Post Time(s)   Saturday April 1, 2023   Post Time: 6:00 p.m. (change...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Rideau Carleton Holdings Ltd. to amend the 2023 race date schedules for Rideau Carleton Raceway (Rideau Carleton).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Rideau Carleton

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Sunday March 19...

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