The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to vary the 2022 race date schedules for Mohawk Park (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Add: Saturday January 1, 2022

Total: 1 date(s)

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The Registrar has approved the application made by The WFA Raceway Corporation to vary the 2021 race date schedules for The Raceway at Western Fair District (Western Fair).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Western Fair

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Sunday, December 19,...

Industry Notice Reminder – AGCO can inspect racetracks, training centres, and your barn. All medications must be in labeled containers.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) would like to remind the horse racing industry that under the provincial legislation that governs horse racing, AGCO Compliance Officials have the...

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 Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine). 

The Registrar has approved the following: 

Woodbine 

Revised Post Time(s) 

 

 ...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Rideau Carleton Raceway Holdings Ltd. to amend the 2021 race date schedules for Rideau Carleton Raceway (Rideau Carleton).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Rideau Carleton

Revised Date(s)

 

Add: Thursday December 2, 9 and 16...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Picov Downs Inc. to amend the 2021 race date schedules for Ajax Downs (Ajax).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Ajax

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Monday September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 2021...


Thursday, August 19, 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 made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2021 race date schedule for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Woodbine

Revised Post Time(s)

 

 

Sunday,...

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

Revised Date(s)

 

 

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

Revised Date(s)

 

 

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

Revised Date(s)

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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.

New and...


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...

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...

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