On June 1, 2021, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will implement the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency’s (CPMA) decision to lower the thresholds for total carbon dioxide (TCO2).

The AGCO will lower the thresholds for TCO2 from 37mmol/L to 36mmol/L, and from 39mmol/L to 38mmol/L for horses registered in the Exercise Induced...

Independent Testing Labs (ITLs) can now start their application via the iAGCO online portal to be registered as a Gaming-Related Supplier. Upon registration, ITLs will be able to provide services in the emerging competitive internet gaming (igaming) market in Ontario...

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The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order of Interim Suspension of the liquor licence of Family Kitchen located at 73 Erie Street South, Leamington, for reasons of public interest and safety.  The interim suspension takes effect immediately. At the same time, the Registrar has also issued a ...

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, otherwise risking a monetary penalty or suspension.

To support industry participants and...

Earlier today, the Ontario Government announced new public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. More information is available in the government’s news release.

The changes include limits on construction...

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AGCO horse racing licensing applications and renewals have moved online. All AGCO transactions, including adding a horse to the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) program in Ontario, must be completed through the iAGCO online portal at www.agco.ca/iAGCO. For more information, see...

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The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order of Interim Suspension of the liquor licence of Simmering Kettle located at 531 Bryne Dr. Unit B2, Barrie, for reasons of public interest and safety.  The interim suspension takes effect immediately. At the same time, the Registrar has also issued a ...

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The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order of Interim Suspension of the liquor licence of The South Branch Bistro, located at 15 Clothier Street East in Kemptville, for reasons of public interest and safety.  The interim suspension takes effect immediately. At the same time, the Registrar has...

Yesterday, the Ontario Government declared a third provincial emergency and issued a province-wide Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes. More information is available in the government’s...

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Updated: Apr 30, 2021

In response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, the Ontario Government declared a third provincial emergency and issued a province-wide stay-at-home order. The stay-at-home order is in effect as of today, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. More information is available in the government’s ...

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Today, the Ontario government announced a provincewide emergency brake based on escalating COVID-19 case numbers and public health expert advice.

All 34 Public Health Unit Regions...

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As previously announced, effective April 6, 2021, the AGCO will implement a number of rule changes to the Thoroughbred and Standardbred Rules of Racing, following consultation with horseperson representatives and...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to vary the 2021 race date schedules for Mohawk Park (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Add: Sundays April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2021

Total: 4 ...

Today, the AGCO has launched an online portal to engage with industry stakeholders with an interest in internet gaming (igaming) in Ontario. Over the next several months, the AGCO will undertake a series of engagements on key technical components of the igaming framework, starting with an opportunity to provide input into draft Registrar’s...

The Registrar has approved the application made by The WFA Raceway Corporation to amend the post times and vary the 2021 race date schedules for The Raceway at Western Fair District (Western Fair).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Western Fair

Revised Date(s)

 

 

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The Registrar has approved the application made by The WFA Raceway Corporation to vary the 2021 race date schedules for The Raceway at Western Fair District (Western Fair).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Western Fair

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Add: Thursday April 1, ...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium  to vary the 2021 race date schedules for Fort Erie Racetrack (Fort Erie).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Fort Erie

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Sunday June 20, 2021

Total...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Picov Downs Inc. to vary the 2021 race date schedules for Ajax Downs (Ajax). The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by The WFA Raceway Corporation to amend post times of the 2021 race date schedule for The Raceway at Western Fair District (Western ...

Other fit-for-duty assessments that do not require the collection of a biological sample will also be continued

As an update to the March 2020 Industry Notice on the use of the breathalyzer, the AGCO has developed an interim measure to incorporate another tool to maintain the Human Alcohol and Drug Program to ensure safety during the COVID...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has reviewed the results of the testing of horses for Strangles this week in the affected barn at the Shamrock Training Centre. 

An additional four new horses in the affected barn have tested positive, bringing the total to eight horses. Horses housed in another section of the...

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