Info Bulletin No.42 - AGCO-Stakeholder Working Groups Membership List

Information Bulletin
Horse Racing

Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario


May 5, 2017 – The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced its intent to establish the ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ AGCO-Stakeholder Working Groups on February 21, 2017. The announcement included an open call to the Horse Racing industry for membership in three Working Groups to review and make recommendations for policy reform in the following areas:

  • Equine Drug Program
  • Officiating
  • Health and Safety (Equine & Human).

The AGCO is pleased to announce the following representatives have been selected to participate in the Equine Drug Program and Officiating Working Groups:

GroupEquine Drug ProgramOfficiating
Industry NamesBill O'Donnell
Bob Broadstock
Brett Anderson
Brian Tropea
Brian Van Arem
Chris Huarte
Gayle Sommer
Greg Gangle
Jack Darling
Jamie Martin
Mark Beaven
Mike Chopowick
Peter Berringer
René Hunderup
Sue Leslie
Bill Manes
Bill McLinchey
Dan Gall
Daniel Vella
Emma-Jayne Wilson
Erik Lehtinen
Eric Potek
Greg Blanchard
Jessica Peatling
Jody Jamieson
Mark Horner
Mike Chopowick
Renée Kierans
Rob Landry
Robert King
Steve Lym

These Working Groups are comprised of a broad range of industry positions, industry associations, licensees as well as AGCO representatives. Three to five meetings will be held approximately once a month from May to August, 2017. The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) will also be included in the discussions in the Equine Drug Program Working Group.

The membership list for the Health and Safety (Equine & Human) Working Group will be released in the late summer prior to the first meeting.

As the Working Groups progress, key updates will be available through our website at

The AGCO would once again like to extend its sincere appreciation to the many stakeholders and industry participants that have committed their time, effort, insights and energy to this project to date. We look forward to a series of interesting and productive discussions.