In: Horse Racing - Friday, June 25, 2021

Access Rights Cards

Several racetracks, including Mohawk Park and Fort Erie, have begun issuing Access Rights Cards to participants as a new form of identification for admittance to horse racing restricted areas.

Mohawk Park began issuing Access Rights Cards to all Standardbred participants on June 1, as the new form of identification for admittance to...

With the cooperation of Woodbine, Fort Erie and Ajax racetracks, the AGCO and Official Veterinarians will be notified when horses are identified as in need of immediate care or have been transported by ambulance while training on association grounds.

Staff who are connected with these horses, such as exercise riders, veterinarians,...

Tags: Thoroughbred

On June 24, 2021, the Ontario Government announced that the province will enter Step 2 of the three-step Roadmap to Reopen as key public health and health care indicators continue to improve and the provincewide vaccination rate has surpassed targets set by the government. The Roadmap gradually lifts public health measures to promote a safe...

Tags: COVID-19

Horses using procaine penicillin must be declared as required by the AGCO Rules of Thoroughbred Racing 6.42. and Rules of Standardbred Racing 22.39. Such horses will be placed on the Procaine List and remain on this list for no less than 60 days following the last reported use of this medication. This list provides transparency to the public...

Equine Guelph has launched an  Equine Emergency Preparedness Certificate. Students take both the Equine First Aid and Fire & Emergency Preparedness courses to earn this certificate.

Registration is also now open for Equine Guelph’s Equine Business 101...

On June 22, 2021, Bill C-218, also known as the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, was passed by the Senate of Canada. The bill, which amends Canada’s Criminal Code to legalize single event sports betting in the country, will become law following Royal Assent. Until now, it was only legal in Canada to bet on parlays, which are bets on...

Tags: iGaming

Earlier today, the government posted proposed regulations for the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 (LLCA) on the province’s Regulatory Registry.

The LLCA received Royal Assent in December 2019 and sets out the legislative...

Today, the AGCO launched the third stage of its engagement with igaming stakeholders in support of the agency’s ongoing development of a regulatory framework for Ontario’s competitive and regulated igaming market.

This is part of the series of regulatory engagement opportunities that the AGCO is committed to undertaking with...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application to amend the 2021 race date schedule made by Hanover, Bentinck & Brant Agricultural Society for Hanover Raceway (Hanover) and by RIC (KDHR) Inc. for Kawartha Downs (Kawartha). The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application to amend post times...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2021 race date schedule for Mohawk Park (Mohawk) and Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine). The Registrar has also approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to vary the 2021 race date schedule for...

On May 20, 2021, the Ontario Government released a three-step ...

Tags: COVID-19

The Ontario government’s Stay-at-Home order is in place until at least June 2, 2021, with the potential for racing to resume on June 14, 2021.

In anticipation of racing potentially resuming upon expiry of the order, the following revisions have been made to the Standardbred Rules of Racing.

Pursuant to s. 2 of the...

On June 1, 2021, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will implement the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency’s (CPMA) recommendation 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...

The AGCO has noted that Standardbred horses at Red Shores Racetrack in PEI have tested positive for Strangles.

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

Yesterday, the Ontario Government released a three-step plan to gradually lift public health measures and safely reopen the province. For detailed information on the measures planned for each of the three steps, please consult the government’s...

Tags: COVID-19

The Ontario government’s Stay-at-Home order is in place until at least June 2, 2021. The AGCO is awaiting government direction regarding what types of activities will be permitted to occur after this date. 

In the meantime, the AGCO would like to issue a reminder that race horses cannot be entered to race until they are properly...

The AGCO continues to provide input opportunities to engage with industry stakeholders with an interest in internet gaming (igaming) in Ontario on key technical components of the igaming framework.

Today, the AGCO launched a new engagement opportunity on its engagement portal for stakeholders to provide feedback on the eligibility...

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...

Tags: iGaming
NEWS

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 ...

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