The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Dresden Agricultural Society to amend the 2021 race date schedule for Dresden Raceway (Dresden).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Dresden

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Add: Sunday August 1, 2021...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Grand River Raceway Corporation to amend the 2021 race date schedule for Grand River Raceway (Grand River).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Grand River

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Add: Monday...


Monday, July 5, 2021

Industry Notice: Heat Warning

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. 

The AGCO has advised its Official Veterinarians and racing officials...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application to amend the 2021 race date schedule made by Picov Downs Inc. for Ajax Downs (Ajax) and by Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium for Fort Erie Racetrack (Fort Erie).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Ajax

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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

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 1, 2021, the AGCO implemented the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency’s (CPMA) recommendation to lower the thresholds for total carbon dioxide (TCO2).

The thresholds for TCO2 have been lowered from 37mmol/L to 36mmol/L, and from 39mmol/L to 38mmol/L for horses registered in the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) program....

On April 6, 2021, the AGCO implemented a number of rule changes to the Thoroughbred and Standardbred Rules of Racing, following consultation with horseperson representatives and racetrack management staff from across Ontario.

The rule changes are to both the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing (Thoroughbred rule changes...

AGCO horse racing licensees are reminded that licensing applications and renewals have moved online. All AGCO transactions, including adding a horse to the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) program in Ontario, must be completed through the iAGCO online portal at www.agco.ca/iAGCO.

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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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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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