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Bracing For The French Invasion

April 16, 2015:

The members of the North American Amateur Drivers Association will have to be at the top of their game when a contingent of French amateurs invades the U.S. later this week....read on

Langley Re-Elected Association President

March 15, 2015:

Phil Langley was re-elected as president of the U.S. Trotting Association by a 38-13 tally over challenger Jason Settlemoir during the general session of the USTA Board of Directors meeting on Sunday (March 16), held at the Hilton-Easton....read on

President's Awards Winners Announced

February 6, 2015:

U.S. Trotting Association President Phil Langley announced Friday that Ellen Taylor, Paul Fontaine, the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, represented by President Joe Faraldo and Executive Director Alex Dadoyan, and Yonkers Raceway, represented by Vice President and General Manager Robert Galterio, are the recipients of the annual USTA President’s Awards....read on

Horsemen Contribute To Food Bank

September 19, 2014:

Over the past number of years, employees and staff from Empire City, Yonkers Raceway and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York have visited the Food Bank For Westchester in nearby Elmsford, helping out with the fine work of that organization....read on

RCI Commends USTA's Cobalt Efforts

June 17, 2014:

The Association of Racing Commissioners International has issued an announcement commending the United States Trotting Association for its funding of research in regard to the testing of cobalt in racehorses....read on

USTA To Fund Cobalt Testing

June 16, 2014:

The United States Trotting Association (USTA) announced today that it will fund and work in partnership with Dr. George Maylin from the New York Drug Testing and Research Program at Morrisville State College to develop regulatory controls for the use of cobalt in race horses....read on

Simulcasting Impasse At Monticello

February 4, 2014:

The legal team representing the Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association has informed Monticello Raceway that the track will have to cease exporting its simulcast signal until a new deal is reached with the horsemen’s association....read on

S-Bred Medication Discussion In NY

January 22, 2014:

Standardbred industry stakeholders, during a Jan. 21 hearing before the New York Gaming Commission, made their case for separate medication rules for harness racing....read on

U.S., France To Sign Agreement

January 21, 2014:

A delegation of United States horse racing industry representatives will be in Paris, France this week to negotiate the final details of a breeding, wagering and simulcasting agreement between the United States Trotting Association and French racing officials....read on

Highest NY Court To Hear Appeal

October 28, 2013:

On Monday, October 28, the Standardbred Owners Association of New York issued a press release stating that the New York State Court of Appeals will hear a horsemen's appeal challenging the state's out-of-competition testing regulations....read on

Faraldo Calls Out Meadowlands On "Cartel Wagering", Big M Responds

March 21, 2013:

Over the past few months, Meadowlands Racetrack has been the envy of the racing world with its resurgence in pari-mutuel handle numbers. Are those figures as noteworthy as they appear? One prominent horseman doesn't think so....read on

NY Promotes Value Of Horse Racing

January 30, 2013:

The New York Horse Racing and Agriculture Industry Alliance has released a video which details the overall benefits of horse racing in the Empire State....read on

NYS Equine Industry Has $4.2B Effect

October 16, 2012:

On Tuesday, October 16, the New York State Horse Racing & Agriculture Industry Alliance announced the determinations of an Equine Industry Economic Impact Study which found that the state's industry has a $4.2-billion effect on NYS and leads to 33,000 full-time jobs and $187 million in state and local taxes....read on

Billings Travels Through New York

September 24, 2012:

The C.K.G. Billings Harness Driving Championship Series heads into the final quarter of this year’s events with just eight venues left before the Regional Finals which will be contested in early November....read on

Faraldo Responds To Gural's Letter

March 14, 2012:

"Horsemen shouldn’t have to hand over millions of dollars to be tossed away on beanbag horses being thrown into the back of a moving car because a track management like Tioga thinks it’s effective marketing of harness racing."...read on


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