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Reminder to industry of April 1 Ontario rule changes
Friday, March 31, 2017 - from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

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Toronto, ON --- As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario 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.

This is reminder that the rule changes announced on March 16, 2017, will become effective April 1, 2017:

  • Rule 17.12.01, along with other rules – Standardbred Race Coupling
  • Rule 9.15.01 – New Approach to Jockey Conflicts of Interest
  • Rule 8.04.02 – Increasing Quarter Horse Jockey Weights
  • General Directives Number 2 and 3, 2009 – Elimination of Directives for Triactor and Superfecta Wagering Field Size Restrictions
  • Changes to the Human Alcohol and Drug Program

These reforms were developed following extensive consultation with Ontario’s horse racing industry. The AGCO will continue to work with industry participants as these changes are implemented for the upcoming race season.


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