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AGCO Drops 90-Day Suspension Rule

February 8, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a Summary Report of the work delivered by the Equine Drug Program Working Group over the last seven months....read on

AGCO Notice Regarding EHV-1

January 25, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has noted that the two barns in the Meadows stable area remain under quarantine as a safety precaution after a case of Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) was diagnosed....read on

Officiating Working Group Summary

October 10, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release its Summary Report of the work performed by the Officiating Working Group over the last four months....read on

Lady Shadow To Enter At Mohawk

August 10, 2017:

Lawyer Howard Taylor, who is a co-owner of Lady Shadow, has announced that his star pacing mare will be entered to race on the Woodbine Entertainment Group circuit in the near future....read on

Industry Working Groups Update

August 2, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has provided an update on the AGCO industry working groups that were established this past spring....read on

Claiming, Head No. Changes In Ontario

July 12, 2017:

On Wednesday, July 12, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that it has revised one of its claiming provisions and that it has found favourable support in the Standardbred industry to remove the requirement for horses to wear head numbers in races....read on

Automated Draw Audit Complete

July 5, 2017:

As part of its commitment to the Canadian harness racing industry, its stakeholders, horsepeople and customers, Standardbred Canada has completed a successful third-party audit of its automated draw system....read on

Ruling On Revenue Allocation

June 14, 2017:

On Thursday, June 8, the final decision of a panel of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) was released regarding an appeal by the Ontario Harness Horse Association against an earlier decision of the ORC Executive Director to allocate the Standardbred Revenue Allocation marketing funds...read on

AGCO Launches Race Line Newsletter

May 5, 2017:

As part of the ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project’, the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release the inaugural issue of its new ‘Race Line’ newsletter....read on

AGCO Stakeholder Working Groups

May 4, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced its intent to establish the ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ AGCO-Stakeholder Working Groups on February 21, 2017....read on

AGCO Update On Cobalt Testing

April 27, 2017:

On Thursday, April 27, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario sent out an informational bulletin in regard to cobalt testing....read on

AGCO On Twitter, Race Report Project

April 13, 2017:

The live tweeting of Race Officials’ calls began Monday, April 10, as part of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)'s 'Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario' project....read on

AGCO Official Race Reports Pilot Project

April 10, 2017:

As part of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s commitment to transparency and enhanced communication, the AGCO will pilot the release of race reports after a day / evening of racing....read on

Changed Rules Now In Effect

March 31, 2017:

As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced changes to the Rules of Racing and policy reforms on March 16, 2017, and released the Directives for those changes on March 21, 2017....read on

Human Alcohol & Drug Program Changes

March 24, 2017:

After consulting the horse racing participants and researching best practices in other jurisdictions, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to advise that revisions have been made to the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing (the Rules) effective April 1, 2017 to reflect changes made to the Human Alcohol and Drug Program...read on


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