As part of its continued commitment to protect Ontario’s racehorses and enhance the integrity of racing, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has made the following changes within the Rules of Racing to promote the welfare of equine athletes.
Please see the changes to the Thoroughbred and Standardbred Rules of Racing below.
Effective Date: June 5, 2023
While the effective date for this new requirement is June 5, 2023, there will be a transition period of up to 30 days for trainers to update their licences and come into compliance with this new stabling location reporting requirement.
What is changing: A new rule will require licensed trainers to report all stabling location(s) they operate under their licence, including any location changes to the Registrar within five (5) days. Trainers will be required to submit all of their stabling location(s) but are not required to identify where each individual horse is stabled.
What to expect: Licensed trainers will be able to update the stabling location(s) through the iAGCO online portal. More detailed instructions on the new process will be emailed to all trainers in early May and made available in print materials available in the Racetrack Licensing Offices.
- Tip Sheet – How to Report a Stabling Locations in iAGCO
A new rule is being added in Chapter 29: Trainers, Assistant Trainers and Substitute Trainers, of the Thoroughbred Rules of Racing stating:
A new rule is being added in Chapter 26: Trainers and Grooms, of the Standardbred Rules of Racing stating: