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...

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

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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...

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...

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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...

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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 ...

NEWS

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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