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Phil Langley Passes

April 11, 2020:

Phil Langley, 83, president of the USTA for 13 years, passed away on April 11, 2020....read on

President’s Awards For Langley, McCoy

March 5, 2019:

United States Trotting Association President Russell Williams announced on Tuesday (March 5) that former USTA President Phil Langley and USTA Director from District 1 Steve McCoy are the recipients of the annual USTA President’s Awards....read on

USTA's Langley To Step Down

November 20, 2016:

U.S. Trotting Association President and Director Phil Langley announced Sunday (Nov. 20) at a meeting of the USTA Board of Directors executive committee at the Columbus (OH) Airport Marriott hotel that he will resign from those positions effective Dec. 31, 2016. His current term was set to expire in 2019....read on

USTA Donates To Florida Fire Victims

March 18, 2016:

U.S. Trotting Association President Phil Langley announced Friday (March 18) that the USTA will make a $5,000 donation to the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association to assist horsemen involved in the fire at the South Florida Trotting Center near Lake Worth on March 16. The fire led to the death of 12 horses and injuries to many others....read on

Social Media Committee Appointed

March 4, 2016:

Following the conclusion of the U.S. Trotting Association Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting on Monday (Feb. 29), USTA President Phil Langley announced the formation of a Social Media Advisory Committee to assist in the industry’s social media initiative....read on

Leaders Brainstorm At Summit

July 13, 2015:

On Monday, 40 key industry stakeholders met in Columbus, Ohio, to exchange dozens of ideas on how to address the problem of declining foal crops and the challenge of attracting new owners to harness racing at a summit organized by the U.S. Trotting Association....read on

Industry Summit To Convene Monday

July 10, 2015:

The United States Trotting Association has invited 40 key industry stakeholders to meet in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday, July 13 for an industry-wide summit to discuss the issues regarding declining foal crops and USTA membership as well as to investigate new ways to recruit owners to the sport....read on

Horsemen Donate $25K To Social Media

March 27, 2015:

The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association informed the U.S. Trotting Association Friday that the organization will contribute $25,000 to the harness racing industry’s social media initiatives being conducted by the USTA in partnership with the award-winning social media agency Converseon from New York....read on

New Industry Summits Announced

March 18, 2015:

Building upon the momentum generated by its recently-concluded annual board of directors meeting, the United States Trotting Association will create and host at least two ‘industry summits’ this year, USTA President Phil Langley announced today....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

USTA Broadcasting Committee Meets

February 18, 2015:

The USTA Broadcast Committee met via conference call on Wednesday (February 11) to consider future television and other broadcast options for the harness racing industry....read on

Television Committee To Meet

January 29, 2015:

The United States Trotting Association has announced that the next meeting of its Television Committee will take place by conference call on Wednesday, February 11. The committee was tasked last year with investigating the feasibility of a national broadcast campaign and delivering recommendations to the USTA Board of Directors upon completion. The group most recently met in late October....read on

Cobalt Study Results Released

September 30, 2014:

On Tuesday, September 30, the results of an intensive, United States Trotting Association-funded scientific study intended to ascertain the appropriate regulatory level for determining the excessive presence of the naturally-occurring substance cobalt were announced....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


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