January 4, 2018 – As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project and consistent with the AGCO’s movement towards less prescriptive, more standards-based rules, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is releasing the following Directives which are effective immediately, revising the current rules for weather to specifically provide for extreme temperature.

Standardbred Directive No.  4 – 2017 – Standards-Based Temperature Rules
Thoroughbred Directive No. 3 – 2017 – Standards-Based Temperature Rules

These Directives update both the AGCO’s Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing,  making the updates to the following chapters:

Standardbred Rules of Racing, Chapter 21 - Postponement and Cancellation
Thoroughbred Rules of Racing, Chapter 3 - Racing Association and Association Officials

These rule changes were developed following consultation with Ontario’s horse racing industry. The AGCO will continue to work with industry participants as these changes are implemented.

For more information, please contact connect@agco.ca

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