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AGCO Racing Information Bulletin: Thoroughbred Rules of Racing (2019)

The AGCO is making an amendment to the Thoroughbred Rules of Racing as well as rescinding Policy Directive No. 4-2009: Penalty Guidelines for Inappropriate Urging of a Horse in Thoroughbred Racing

AGCO Racing Information Bulletin: No. 73

In January 2010, the Director of the ORC ordered a freeze on all funds, purse accounts and money related to a number of licensees who were determined not to be acting in accordance with the law, or...

Have Your Say: OLG Horsepeople Survey

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, in partnership with horse racing industry groups and associations, is leading a comprehensive study to quantify the economic impact of the Ontario horse...

Participants Wanted: University of Guelph Study

Repeated Use Of Allogeneic Umbilical Cord Blood Mesenchymal Cells For Treatment Of Equine Superficial Digital Flexor Tendonitis.

Industry Notice: Revision to Urging Provisions

On May 31, 2019, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued Standardbred Directive No. 3 – 2019 – Revision to Urging Provisions which amended the rules related to urging in...

Ontario Racing Management: Sources of Purses Funding by Racetrack

Sources of Purses Funding by Racetrack For Months of April 1 - May 24, 2019 for Fiscal Year 2020

Economic Impact Assessment of the Ontario Horse Racing Sector

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, in partnership with horse racing industry groups and associations, is leading a comprehensive study to quantify the economic impact of the Ontario horse...

New CPMA Elimination Guidelines

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) is pleased to advise the Canadian horseracing industry that a new edition of the CPMA Elimination Guidelines will be published in March 2019.

AGCO: One-Time Extension of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Individual Horse Racing Licences

The AGCO is currently in the process of transitioning its licensing and registration services to an online platform called iAGCO.

AGCO Bulletin: Association Requirement to Provide Microchip Identifier/ Temperature Reader

The Registrar hereby orders that all Associations conducting Standardbred racing are required to have equipment capable of scanning identifying microchips and reading temperatures in racehorses.