The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the applications to amend post times of the 2020 race date schedule made by Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium for Fort Erie Racetrack (Fort Erie), Hanover, Bentinck & Brant Agricultural Society for Hanover Raceway (Hanover) and RIC (KDHR) Inc. for Kawartha Downs (Kawartha).

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The AGCO would like to remind trainers, assistant trainers, owners and veterinarians that the temporary process of making submissions by email to vetclerks@agco.ca to add or remove a horse to or from the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) Program in Ontario will end on July 1,...

As the Government of Ontario continues to allow more regions to enter Stage 2 of reopening, the AGCO would like to remind those liquor sales licensees who are...

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The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by 405730 Ontario Limited to amend post times of the 2020 race date schedule for Hiawatha Horse Park & Entertainment Centre (Hiawatha).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Hiawatha

Revised Post Time(s)

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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. An effort to monitor weather conditions and how it will impact the racehorse is in keeping with this mandate.

In view of the weather expected over the next few days, the AGCO has...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to  the 2020 race date schedule for Mohawk Park (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Wednesday July 1, 2020

Total: 1 date(s)

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In light of the recent US indictments related to allegations that racehorses had been given performance-enhancing drugs, the AGCO is reminding trainers that, to be eligible to race, they must obtain an approved trainer transfer for any horse coming from a trainer who is suspended in any jurisdiction.

With the launch of iAGCO,...

June 2020 – In response to requests from the charitable gaming sector, the AGCO has increased flexibility for Bingo Revenue Model licensees wanting to run a media bingo while facilities are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once approved, Hall Charity Associations together with bingo hall operators can proceed...

To make it easier for cannabis retailers to delegate regulatory reporting to their staff, the AGCO is providing you with the option to set up a store-specific iAGCO account for reporting purposes.

To set up an iAGCO account for reporting purposes:

Create a new email account to use for regulatory reporting Register the...
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NEWS

The Ontario government will allow restaurants and bars to temporarily extend outdoor patio spaces to safely accommodate patrons and staff once licensed establishments are permitted to fully reopen for business. This action will help support hospitality sector workers and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

As...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the applications to amend post times of the 2020 race date schedules made by Picov Downs Inc. for Ajax Downs (Ajax) and by Woodbine Entertainment Group for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the application made by Dresden Agricultural Society to the...

To assist cannabis retail store owners/operators in the safe, responsible disposal, destruction and recycling of cannabis contained within certain types of vapour products, the AGCO has amended the Registrar’s Standards for Cannabis Retail Stores.

The AGCO recognizes that, with the introduction of vapour products such as disposable...

Effective today, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that horses not currently in isolation can now exit Woodbine Racetrack. There have been no EHV-1 transmissions outside of Barn 12 in the past 14 days.

One horse in Barn 10 had tested positive and was isolated. All of the remaining horses in Barn 10 tested...

On May 26, 2020, the Registrar announced a number of Temporary Rule Amendments associated with the return to racing. These amendments were developed in consultation with industry representatives in order...

To participate in racing in Ontario, licensees must:

Ensure they hold a valid licence Know their AGCO licence number so their licence status can be verified in iAGCO Be prepared to provide government photo identification to verify their identity

With the launch of iAGCO services, the AGCO no longer issues AGCO horse...

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As part of its broader package of measures to support Ontarians and businesses that have been significantly impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Ontario amended Regulation 719 under the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) to temporarily allow liquor sales licensees (i.e., licensed bars and restaurants) to sell beer, wine and spirits as...

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As the industry prepares for the resumption of racing, the AGCO 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of the industry as it prepares for the...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is continuing to supervise the containment of the neuropathogenic form of EHV-1 with additional retesting this week. Results to date indicate the positive cases are limited to a single barn plus a single additional horse from Barn 10 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Barn 10 horses were re-...

Preamble

WHEREAS standardbred horse racing was shut down in the Province of Ontario on March 20, 2020, thoroughbred racing was scheduled to commence on April 18, 2020 at Woodbine Racetrack and May 26, 2020 at Fort Erie Race Track, and quarter horse racing was scheduled to commence on May 10, 2020 at Ajax Downs Racetrack, but delayed as a result...

On May 20, 2020, the Registrar announced a number of Temporary Rule Amendments to address pre-racing activities associated with the return to racing. These amendments were based on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s (AGCO...

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