Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation In Ontario
Reminder to Industry - Rule Changes effective April 21, 2018
Information Bulletin No. 65 | April 19, 2018

On April 4, 2018, as part of ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced changes to the Equine Drug Program process and changes to the Rules of Racing.

This is a reminder that those changes as outlined in Information Bulletin 63 will become effective April 21, 2018 as mandated by the following Directives:

  • Standardbred Directive No. 1 – 2018 – Outcome of Working Group Consultations
  • Thoroughbred Directive No. 1 – 2018 – Outcome of Working Group Consultations
  • Policy Directive No. 1 – 2018 – Guidelines – Penalties for Equine Drug, TCO2 and Non-Therapeutic Drug Violations

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

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