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USTA Partners With In The Money

October 27, 2021:

The U.S. Trotting Association announced Wednesday (Oct. 27) that it has agreed to a partnership with In the Money Media Network to promote the Breeders Crown as well as a number of other major stakes race days in 2021 with a focus on the USTA Strategic Wagering program on those dates....read on

USTA Applauds Leaders Supporting SAFE

October 13, 2021:

The U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) has sent a letter of support for the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act of 2021 to Congressional leaders...read on

Six More States Weigh In Against HISA

September 22, 2021:

The State of Ohio, joined by the States of Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi and Nebraska requested leave yesterday to file an amicus brief supporting the effort to persuade the federal court in Lexington, Kentucky to strike down the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) as unconstitutional....read on

USTA Considers Rule And Bylaw Changes

September 20, 2021:

A total of 23 rule change and three bylaw proposals have been submitted to the U.S. Trotting Association and will be voted upon by the USTA directors in March at the 2022 annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio....read on

USTA, HISA Executives Meet In Baltimore

September 2, 2021:

On Tuesday (August 24), United States Trotting Association (USTA) president Russell Williams and Mike Tanner, the Association’s chief executive officer, met in Baltimore with Charles Scheeler, Chairman of the Board of the Horseracing Integrity & Safety Authority (HISA), and Hank Zeitlin, HISA’s interim executive director....read on

USTA Votes To Uphold Microchip Deadline

August 31, 2021:

On a conference call Friday (August 27), the U.S. Trotting Association’s Board of Directors’ Executive Committee voted to maintain the deadline for all horses to be microchipped by Jan. 1, 2022....read on

STA Becomes USTA's Official Aftercare Partner

August 24, 2021:

During a board meeting of the Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) on Thursday (August 12), an agreement was reached with the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) for the STA to become the official aftercare partner of the USTA....read on

Williams' Discussion On HISA Continues

August 23, 2021:

In the third episode of USTA President Russell Williams’ three-part videos series on why Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) law is bad for harness racing, he explains the dangers of additional costs that will drive owners, trainers and tracks out of business....read on

USTA Adds STA Donation To Membership

August 16, 2021:

The U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) announced Monday (August 16) that online applications for membership renewals will include an option to make a donation to the Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA)....read on

Williams Discusses Lasix In HISA Series

August 16, 2021:

In the second episode of USTA President Russell Williams’ three-part videos series on why the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) law is bad for harness racing, he discusses the importance of why veterinary science should determine how best to use therapeutic medications and Lasix specifically....read on

Williams Discusses Integrity & Safety Act

August 9, 2021:

The U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) released the first of three videos on Monday (August 9) from USTA President Russell Williams that provide an in-depth analysis of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act law and why it is both unconstitutional and bad for harness racing....read on

Standardbred Incentive Program Announced

June 28, 2021:

The U.S. Trotting Association announced Monday (June 28) the creation of a Standardbred Incentive Program (SIP) for horses registered in North America. The program will recognize horses who are participating in disciplines other than racing and provide awards for leading contestants....read on

US Harness Racing Wagering And Purses Up In 2019

January 6, 2020:

Total handle, purses, wagering per race and per betting interest in the United States all increased while the number of race days decreased slightly in 2019 compared to 2018....read on

Wagering Up In Canada, U.S.

January 4, 2020:

Data from Standardbred Canada and the United States Trotting Association indicates that pari-mutuel wagering on harness racing posted an increase North America-wide in 2019....read on

Day One Of USTA Board Meeting Held

March 11, 2018:

Meetings of the executive committee, communications and marketing committee, and pari-mutuel and fairs subcommittees were held on the opening day of the USTA board of directors annual meeting Saturday, March 10 at the Hilton-Easton....read on


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