Following the February 2020 post announcing the retirement of the AGCO’s CEO and Registrar Jean Major in early September, and the appointment of Tom Mungham as his successor, the AGCO is announcing some other notable changes...

On August 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a 5-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area at the Emerald Isle Training Centre. There have been four positives to date at the facility, including one Friday August 14, 2020.

The AGCO visited...

On August 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a 5-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area at the Emerald Isle Training Centre. 

On August 12, 2020, the AGCO was informed of a sick 3-year-old Standardbred filly that was on the same trailer as...

On August 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a 5-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area at the Emerald Isle Training Centre. 

Strangles is a highly contagious and serious infection of horses and other equines caused by the bacterium,...

On August 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a 5-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area. 

Strangles is a highly contagious and serious infection of horses and other equines caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus equi. Testing of other...

To assist cannabis retail store owners/operators in the safe, responsible recycling of cannabis packaging, the AGCO would like to make you aware of optional recycling programs available to you.

There are federal packaging and labelling requirements set out in the Cannabis Act to ensure the safety of all Ontarians. Although this may...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2020 race date schedule for Mohawk Park (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk

Revised Post Time(s)

 

Saturday, August 29, 2020...

On July 20, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued a Notice to Industry concerning a number of horses in Ontario who have received a positive test for capsaicin over the past several weeks. As noted, the AGCO’s priority is to conduct a fair and independent investigation to ensure the ongoing safety and integrity of...

On April 7, 2020, the Ontario government made an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to support the cannabis retail sector through the COVID-19 pandemic, temporarily allowing authorized cannabis retail stores to offer delivery and...

Tags: COVID-19

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Grand River Agricultural Society to amend the 2020 race date schedule for Grand River Raceway (Grand River).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Grand River

Revised Date(s)

 

Add: Friday August 28...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is aware that a number of horses in Ontario, and other jurisdictions in Canada, have received a positive test for capsaicin over the past several weeks.

The AGCO’s Equine Drug Unit is actively investigating these positive tests. As always, our priority is to conduct a fair and...

On March 18, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that it would be extending by three months the term of all the active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, authorizations and...

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While the government has recently announced that emergency orders have been extended to July 29, the order allowing cannabis delivery...

Tags: COVID-19

On March 28, 2020, the Ontario government issued an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than...

Tags: COVID-19

July 2020 – In line with our commitment to supporting the Charitable Gaming sector, the AGCO will now permit the acceptance of credit cards, as well as debit cards, for charitable gaming transactions at paper-based bingo facilities, on a temporary basis during the pandemic. This was an industry suggestion and is intended to provide some...

NEWS

The Ontario government is amending liquor laws to provide consumers with more delivery options and allow boat operators with liquor sales licences to temporarily sell and serve alcohol while their boat is docked. These changes, which come into effect today, are designed to support the recovery of workers and businesses as Ontario’s...

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...

Tags: COVID-19

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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