The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is holding an information session regarding the upcoming race-day medication ban, this weekend at Woodbine.

Since AGCO released Thoroughbred Directive No. 1: Standards, the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario says their members have many questions. In a statement online, they said: “Our members have reached out with their questions and concerns regarding this directive and future protocol. The HBPA has been engaged with the AGCO for clarification and moderation of the rule. The race day medication ban will now take effect 24 hours from post time of the first race.

“As a result of the conversations, questions and inquiries, the AGCO has scheduled an information session for this Saturday April 13th at 11:00 a.m. in the backstretch recreation room at Woodbine Race Track.”

The HBPA of Ontario urges its members, owners and trainers to attend.