The live tweeting of Race Officials’ calls began Monday, April 10, as part of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)’s ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project.

Currently a pilot project, the intent of the live tweeting is to provide transparency with regard to calls made by Race Officials during a race. For example, if an inquiry is posted, that information will be communicated in a tweet, followed by the outcome of the inquiry and any resulting placing changes.

This ground-breaking pilot will be running for the remainder of the Standardbred race season at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Post time for all cards is 6:15 p.m..

As part of the pilot, the Race Official’s Race Report detailing the events of the evening’s card will be posted online by both The Raceway and Standardbred Canada. These may be viewed here and here.

Following the pilot, the project will be reviewed and a decision made during the summer as to whether to continue or expand this initiative to additional tracks. Once a decision has been made, it will be communicated to the industry.

We invite you to follow the Twitter accounts at @AGCO_Racing and @CAJO_Courses.

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