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Industry Notices

Read more on the industry's latest bulletins, notices and reports. 

AGCO Industry Notice - Warm Weather Alert

The health and welfare of the horse is of paramount concern to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and to members of the racing community. An effort to monitor weather conditions...

Historic Ontario Horse Racing Industry Funding Agreement Signed

Toronto, May 8 - The Ontario Racing (OR) Board of Directors today announced the signing of an historic 19-year funding agreement with the Ontario Government. The Ontario Government announced last...

Information Bulletin No. 63 - Changes to the Rules of Racing: Effective April 21, 2018

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a suite of reforms as part of the “Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario” project. These rule and...

Ontario government announces long-term funding agreement for the horse racing industry

The Ontario government has announced a long-term funding agreement for the horse racing industry that will provide up to $105 million a year, for 19 years, beginning in 2019. This agreement is...

AGCO Information Bulletin No. 62 – Moving Ahead: Release of Health and Safety Working Group Summary Report

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a Summary Report of the work delivered by the Health and Safety Working Group. The report released today presents a...

Information Bulletin No. 59 – Moving Ahead: Release of Equine Drug Program Working Group

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. The report...

Information Bulletin No. 56 - Release of Directives for Rule Changes (Extreme Temperatures)

January 4, 2018 – As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project and consistent with the AGCO’s movement towards less prescriptive, more standards...

AGCO's Race Line Fall Issue (2017)

The Fall 2017 issue of ‘Race Line'  may be viewed below or online at https://www.agco.ca/horse-racing/race-line-newsletter.  Printed copies will be ...

Information Bulletin No. 50 – Moving Ahead: Release of Officiating Working Group Summary Report

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.For more...

Information Bulletin No. 49 - Moving Ahead - AGCO Health and Safety Working Group Announcement

September 15, 2017 – The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced its intent to establish the ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ AGCO...