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$1-Million Grand Circuit Challenge Announced

June 20, 2014:

The Harness Racing Social Media Initiative, sponsored by the United States Trotting Association and key partners, have announced a new ‘30 out of 30’ Grand Circuit Challenge, which provides fans the opportunity to win a $1 million prize if they can pick the winners of 30 designated top races during this year’s racing season....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

USTA Endorses Congressional Request

June 6, 2014:

On Friday, June 6, the United States Trotting Association announced that it has endorsed a bi-partisan Congressional request to change the manner in which the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) calculates pari-mutuel earnings for tax purposes to the benefit of the entire racing industry....read on

Brinkerhoff And Conte Join USTA

May 13, 2014:

The USTA has added two employees to its staff in Columbus, Ohio. One, Allison Conte, is a new member of the team, while the other, Bruce Brinkerhoff, rejoins the organization after 16 years....read on

USTA, Grand Circuit Fund TV Deal

April 25, 2014:

Both The Grand Circuit and the U.S. Trotting Association announced support on Friday to nationally televise two of harness racing's top stakes events in 2014....read on

Update On USTA-National TV Deal

April 21, 2014:

"[We] want to be sure what we are doing before committing substantial funds. In and of itself, simply putting a race on television isn’t enough."...read on

Drivers Promote The Sport, Retirees

April 16, 2014:

With the busy schedule of the country’s leading catch drivers and trainers, it is very rare that you will find them giving up a day off to come to a national equine expo....read on

It's About Time

April 10, 2014:

How precisely should harness racing time its races?...read on

USTA Online Entry Program Goes Live Monday

April 4, 2014:

The USTA’s online entry program, which has been in the beta testing phase during the past month, is scheduled to go live on April 7....read on

USTA Launches ‘Socially Empowered’ Website

March 20, 2014:

To help drive greater awareness of and engagement with the sport of harness racing to current and new fans, the United States Trotting Association, in partnership with social consultancy, Converseon and key industry constituents, have officially launched a new socially powered, consumer-facing website....read on

USTA Announces Electronic Entry Program

March 19, 2014:

History will be made on Saturday night (March 22) when Shark Fantasy competes in the seventh race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs....read on

'Top 100 Moments In Harness Racing' Contest Launches Today

March 18, 2014:

In celebration of the rich history of harness racing, the United States Trotting Association, in partnership with the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, announced Tuesday the launch of the ‘Top 100 Moments in Harness Racing’ contest....read on

McCoy Named USTA Director

January 23, 2014:

On Wednesday, January 22, the District 1 Directors of the U.S. Trotting Association appointed Steve McCoy as its newest membership director....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


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