The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) continues to monitor cases of the neurotropic strain of EHV-1 present at Woodbine Racetrack. On May 17, the AGCO reported two thoroughbred horses that resided in...

Today, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has confirmed that two horses residing at Woodbine Racetrack have tested positive for the neurotropic strain of EHV-1. Both horses are 2-year-old thoroughbred horses that resided in Barn 12 at Woodbine.

The horses were transported from Woodbine to the Ontario Veterinary...

During this extraordinary time, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is continuing its activities and services for the sectors we regulate. We wish to offer as much guidance and support as we can to all those who rely on the AGCO’s services and continue to work closely with and support the provincial government with its greater...

Approval of 2020 Race Date Amendment at WoodbineRacetrack

The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend the 2020 race date schedule for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Woodbine   

Revised Date(s...

Approval of 2020 Race Date Amendment at The Raceway at Western Fair District

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

The Registrar has approved the following:...

Other fit-for-duty assessments that do not require the collection of a biological sample will be used instead.

The AGCO is actively reviewing Ontario’s horse racing rules and regulations to ensure responsible measures are taken to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

On racing days, racetrack or AGCO staff administer breathalyzer...

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Other fit-for-duty assessments that do not require the collection of a biological sample will be used instead.

The AGCO is actively reviewing Ontario’s horse racing rules and regulations to ensure responsible measures are taken to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

On racing days, racetrack or AGCO staff administer breathalyzer...

Approval of 2020 Post Time Amendment at Woodbine

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2020 race date schedule for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Woodbine         ...

Approval of 2020 Post Time Amendment at Mohawk

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2020 race date schedule for Mohawk Racetrack (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk           

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) frequently reviews its horse racing policies and processes as part of its ongoing industry modernization efforts with a goal of supporting the sector in leading the development of its own processes, where appropriate.

Through this process, it has been determined that while the AGCO...

Industry Notice Approval of 2019 Post Time Amendment at Mohawk

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2019 race date schedule for Mohawk Racetrack (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk         ...

Industry Notice Approval of 2019 Post Time Amendment at Woodbine

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2019 race date schedule for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Woodbine...

Industry Notice Approval of Fair Race Date at Ohsweken Fair

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved Saturday, September 7, 2019 as a Fair Race Date for the Ohsweken Fair. The Six Nations Agricultural Society applied for and was granted a licence to operate racing as a one day, non-extended meet.

For more...

Industry Notice

On May 31, 2019, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued Standardbred Directive No. 3 – 2019 – Revision to Urging Provisions which amended the rules related to urging in Standardbred racing.  As...

Industry Notice Warm Weather Alert

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.

In view of the weather...

Industry Notice Veterinarian Access to Horses on Race Day

In response to questions received from the industry, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) wishes to clarify that routine diagnostic veterinary examinations of race horses are allowed within the 24-hour period prior to racing provided no medications, drugs or...

Industry Notice Approval of 2019 Race Dates - Kawartha

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Ontario Racing, the Registrar issues the 2019 Race Date Schedule as follows:

Standardbred Kawartha Downs...

Industry Notice Approval of 2019 Race Date Variance at Hanover Approval of Post Time Amendment at Woodbine

The Registrar has approved the application made by Hanover, Bentinck & Brant Agricultural Society to  the 2019 race date schedules for Hanover Raceway (Hanover).

The Registrar has approved the application made by...

Industry Notice Approval of 2019 Race Dates - Revised

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Ontario Racing, the Registrar issues the 2019 Race Date Schedule (revised) as follows:

Standardbred Mohawk Park...

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