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Monticello-Goshen Awards Presented

December 13, 2021:

United States Trotting Association president Russell Williams told attendees at the 62nd annual awards banquet of the Monticello-Goshen chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) that “The Jockey Club usually gives their Lifetime Achievement Award to individuals that are retiring. I’m just getting started!”...read on

Williams To Receive USHWA Award

November 22, 2021:

United States Trotting Association president Russell Williams is uniquely qualified to apply knowledge, insight and legal perspective to the ever-evolving challenges facing the harness racing industry....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

Dr. Woogen Joins USTA Board

June 15, 2021:

The U.S. Trotting Association announced Tuesday (June 15) that Dr. Scott Woogen is replacing Russell MacKinnon for the remainder of his term through March 2022 as a director for District 11 on the USTA Board of Directors....read on

USTA Donates $40,000 To STA

May 24, 2021:

The U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) announced Monday (May 24) that the organization will donate $40,000 and establish a new funding mechanism to assist the Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA). The $40,000 will come from the USTA’s Support Our Standardbreds budget....read on


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