Hearings and Appeals - Horse Racing

Appeals under the Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015

As of April 1st 2016, licensees wishing to appeal a decision or matter would determine which body would hear the appeal as follows:

  • If you receive a Ruling under the Rules of Racing (e.g. related to on-track and conduct violations, positive test cases and decisions made by Judges, Stewards, or Registrar or delegate), an appeal may be made by filing a Notice of Appeal to HRAP. More information on the HRAP and the required appeal forms are available at on the HRAP website.
  • If you receive a Notice of Proposed Order under the Horse Racing Licence Act (e.g. relating to section 20 of the Act and the issuance, refusal or conditions of a horse racing licence), an appeal may be made by filing a Notice of Appeal to LAT. For information on hearings conducted by LAT, please visit LAT’s website.
    • What is a notice of Proposed Order? If the Registrar decides to refuse, revoke or suspend a licence, a Notice of Proposed Order will be served on the individual, detailing what the Registrar is going to do, giving reasons why it is being done, and providing the licensee or potential licensee 15 days to respond. If the person responds within the 15 days, the decision will be reviewed by the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT).

Horse Racing Appeal Panel (HRAP)

The Horse Racing Appeal Panel (HRAP) is an independent adjudicative body mandated to hear appeals of decisions made under the Rules of Racing. The HRAP was established on April 1, 2016 under the Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015. Members are appointed to the Panel by the Board of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)

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