June 11, 2019

Industry Notice

Veterinarian Access to Horses on Race Day

In response to questions received from the industry, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) wishes to clarify that routine diagnostic veterinary examinations of race horses are allowed within the 24-hour period prior to racing provided no medications, drugs or substances are administered.

Info Bulletin No. 70 – Ban on Race Day Medication: Introduction of a Standards-Based Rule

Questions about this process may be directed to AGCO Race Officials.

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