Now Available: iAGCO Online Services for Horse Racing Licensees

Effective March 2, 2020 all transactions with the AGCO must be completed online through iAGCO, the AGCO’s web-based portal. Paper applications are no longer accepted for horse racing-related licenses and registrations. If you are using iAGCO for the first time, see Getting Started with iAGCO

When using online services, all payments under $30,000 must be made by Visa, MasterCard,  Interac Online, Visa Debit or MasterCard Debit. (NOTE: The Bank of Montreal, CIBC and Scotiabank no longer offer the Interac online payment service. For more information, please contact your branch or the telephone number on the back of your card. For a list of participating Financial Institutions, please see the section at the bottom of this Interac Online for Consumers web page).

Payments of $30,000 or more must be made by money wire transfer or electronic funds transfer. Please note that cheques and cash are not accepted as forms of payment when using iAGCO online services.

What do I need to complete the horse racing licence application process?

To complete the horse racing licence application process, you may need to provide personal details, such as birthdate, address and emergency contact information. You may also need to provide a Standardbred Canada or USTA Licence Number (if applicable).

Certain categories of licence may require the submission of additional documentation or certification. For more information on category requirements, see Horseperson Licences or Other Licences.

When and how do I renew my AGCO Horse Racing Licence? 

Your individual licence will expire on your birthday. It is your responsibility to ensure your licence is renewed by the expiry date.

You are required to renew your licence online using the iAGCO portal. To use iAGCO you must have an iAGCO account.

For information on how to create an iAGCO account and how to renew your current licence/registration, see Renewals.

Who can I contact if I have questions or require assistance?

AGCO Customer Service is available by phone Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 416-326-8700 or 1-800-522-2876 (toll free in Ontario). You can also submit questions anytime online through iAGCO.

AGCO Licensing Offices are open on most live race days, or other times as indicated on the AGCO Licensing Office Hours page

Email a Licensing Agent at racinglicensing@agco.ca

Definitions of Licensing Status

In Good Standing 
There are no outstanding issues regarding the licensee. 

Suspended 
The licence is no longer valid for a specific length of time, ranging from days to years. If the suspension is longer than the expiry date of the licence, the licensee must reapply to be licensed when the suspension is finished. 

Revoked 
The licence is no longer valid and the individual cannot reapply to the AGCO for a licence for 2 years from the date of revocation. 

Refused 
The application to become a licensee is not granted. The individual cannot reapply for a licence until 2 years from the date of refusal. 

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