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...

As previously announced, effective April 6, 2021, the AGCO will implement a number of rule changes to the Thoroughbred and Standardbred Rules of Racing, following consultation with horseperson representatives and...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to vary the 2021 race date schedules for Mohawk Park (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Add: Sundays April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2021

Total: 4 ...

The Registrar has approved the application made by The WFA Raceway Corporation to amend the post times and 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)

 

 

Add...

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)

 

 

Add: Thursday April 1, ...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium  to vary the 2021 race date schedules for Fort Erie Racetrack (Fort Erie).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Fort Erie

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Sunday June 20, 2021

Total...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Picov Downs Inc. to vary the 2021 race date schedules for Ajax Downs (Ajax). The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by The WFA Raceway Corporation to amend post times of the 2021 race date schedule for The Raceway at Western Fair District (Western ...

Other fit-for-duty assessments that do not require the collection of a biological sample will also be continued

As an update to the March 2020 Industry Notice on the use of the breathalyzer, the AGCO has developed an interim measure to incorporate another tool to maintain the Human Alcohol and Drug Program to ensure safety during the COVID...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has reviewed the results of the testing of horses for Strangles this week in the affected barn at the Shamrock Training Centre. 

An additional four new horses in the affected barn have tested positive, bringing the total to eight horses. Horses housed in another section of the...

A broad set of rule changes to modernize, provide flexibility and reflect current practice while maintaining integrity and the welfare of all participants

Effective April 6, 2021, the AGCO will implement a number of rule changes to the Thoroughbred and Standardbred Rules of Racing following consultation with horseperson representatives and...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by The WFA Raceway Corporation to amend post times of the 2020 race date schedule for The Raceway at Western Fair District (Western Fair).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Western Fair

Revised Post Time(s)

...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by The WFA Raceway Corporation to amend post times of the 2020 race date schedule for The Raceway at Western Fair District (Western Fair) and the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to variance the 2020 race date schedules for Mohawk Park (Mohawk)....

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has been informed that three additional horses tested positive for Strangles this week in the affected barn at Shamrock Training Centre. Restrictions remain in effect. 

In addition, two other Standardbreds unloaded in Ontario were identified as being shipped with the horse that...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed a Standardbred race horse that had travelled from Red Shores Racetrack in PEI on Sunday February 14, 2021 with four other horses has tested positive for strangles. The race horse is in isolation at another property as of Tuesday February 16, 2021.

Four non-racing...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by The WFA Raceway Corporation to amend post times of the 2021 race date schedule for The Raceway at Western Fair District (Western Fair).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Western Fair

Revised Post Time(s)

...

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