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Notice to the Industry – AGCO License

Notice to the Industry

AGCO License

It is a requirement of the Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) that an ownership entity enrolling a horse in the Program or otherwise receiving benefits from the Program must be licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Formerly, all licenses expired in March of each racing year, resulting in delays in obtaining license renewals. As a result, QHRIDP participants were granted an extension with respect to this requirement.

Recently the AGCO changed its policy such that individual Quarter Horse licences now expire on the licensee’s birth date.  Licenses can be renewed at any time through the AGCO Head Offi

Accordingly, going forward, the QHRIDP will require that any ownership entity enrolling horses in the Program be licensed as at the date of enrollment.  Horses will not be enrolled until the owner holds a current AGCO license.

For further information, please contact:

Kathie Wilkinson
Program Coordinator
Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program
Ontario Racing

Direct: 416-477-5529


Annual General Elections Meeting/Horsemen’s Party – Saturday October 5th, 2019

Notice to All Voting Members

The QROOI Annual Election Meeting of the members of the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. (the “Corporation”) will be held at Ajax Downs, 50 Alexander’s Crossing, Ajax ON, L1Z 2E6 on Saturday October 5th at 1:00 PM, EDT in the VIP Room by the grandstands.

The Nominating Committee wishes to solicit nominations for two Directors, each for a term of three (3) years in order to continue a rotating Board, as provided for in By-law No 1A.

Existing Board Members; President Bob Broadstock, Vice President Erik Lehtinen and Director Ralph Pearson each have one (1) year remaining in their term; Directors Chantelle Bourgeois and James Bogar each have two (2) years remaining in their term.

Directors Greg Watson and Bryanne Sheppard, whose term expires in October 2019, have agreed to run for a new 3-year term.

Voting members may nominate in writing, additional persons to stand for election. All such nominees must be voting members, qualified to be Directors of the Corporation and provide their consent to stand for election.

The successful eligible members will be appointed as Officers for the aforementioned three (3) year term based on most votes cast by eligible voting members present at the Annual Election Meeting in person or by Proxy.

Nominations whether mailed or delivered in person to the QROOI Head Office at 50 Alexander’s Crossing, Ajax ON, L1Z 2E6 must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday September 20th, 2019.


Horse people Survey(Owners, Breaders/Stud Farms, Trainers)

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important study to quantify the economic impact of the Ontario horse racing sector. Your input will help ensure that the study captures a diverse range of data that accurately reflects the horse racing industry’s profile and economic footprint.  The more horse owners, breeders and trainers that participate, the better the data will be for estimating the full economic impact.
We assure that your confidentiality will be protected. Only personnel associated with Ontario Lottery & Gaming – Horse Racing will have access to your responses, which will be maintained in a secure environment after the project. Results will be presented in the aggregate – sets of questions will be totaled, then those totals will be averaged. The reporting of the study will provide no opportunity for anyone to identify you or your business information.
All questions refer to 2018. You may use the calendar year or, if you prefer, your fiscal year 2018/19. If you have your 2018 (calendar or fiscal) financial records in hand, this survey should take roughly 30 minutes to complete.
Please note:
  1. Due to the survey design (including tables) it is strongly recommended that you complete this survey on a desktop/laptop computer than on a tablet/mobile device.
  2. Once started, survey responses are automatically saved. If you are interrupted while responding and are unable to complete the entire survey in one sitting, simply revisit the survey link to continue.
As a token of our appreciation for completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to opt-in to receive a copy of the high-level results once the study has been completed. To be eligible, you must complete the entire survey and indicate your preferred mode of contact by 10:00 PM on Monday, August 26, 2019. The results will be sent to you at the end of the study, which is currently set to be completed before the end of 2019.
If you have any questions about the survey and/or its content, feel free to contact us at
The Economic Impact Team
Horse Racing Division
Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp.
4120 Yonge Street, Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario, M2P 2B8


Want to become an owner

Are you interested in becoming an owner?  Contact Monique at QROOI by phone  (905) 426-7050  or email to learn more.

You may also fill out the form and we will contact you.


Banquet 2019

The QROOI 2018 Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 16th 2019 at the Ajax Convention Centre, 500 Beck Crescent in Ajax. The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is at 7 pm.