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...

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...

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 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 ...

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...

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 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 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)

...

The Ontario Government announced its plans to lift the provincial emergency order, which includes horse racing, effective February 16, 2021.

To prepare for the return to racing, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is actively reviewing Ontario’s horse racing rules and regulations to ensure responsible measures...

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

The Registrar has approved the following:

Rideau Carleton

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Sunday February 14...

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

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Monday, March 29, Wednesday...

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

The Registrar has approved the following:

 

Rideau Carleton

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Add: Sunday,...

The Registrar has approved the application made by RIC (KDHR) Inc. to amend the 2021 race date schedules for Kawartha Downs (Kawartha) and by Lakeshore Horse Racing Association to amend post times of the 2021 race date schedule for Leamington Raceway (Leamington).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Kawartha...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Hanover, Bentinck & Brant Agricultural Society to amend post times of the 2021 race date schedule for Hanover Raceway (Hanover).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Hanover

Revised Post Time(s)

 

...

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.

In order to support industry...

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