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Railbird Recognition Winners Announced

January 7, 2014:

The fans have spoken and the votes are in. The winners of the 2013 USHWA-USTA Railbird Recognition awards have been selected. One was a winner by open lengths and the other eked out victory in a photo finish....read on

USTA Issues Letter To RMTC

December 6, 2013:

United States Trotting Association President Phil Langley has issued a letter to RMTC Chairman Alex Waldrop in response to the Dec. 3 RMTC news release entitled, 'RMTC: Current Threshold Levels for Corticosteroids, Clenbuterol Should Remain.'...read on

USTA Medication Committee Appointed

November 7, 2013:

In order to develop comprehensive proposals on the use of therapeutic medications and recommended penalties for violations in harness racing, United States Trotting Association President Phil Langley has appointed a diverse panel of experts to a new USTA medication advisory committee....read on

Update: USTA Rejects RCI Med. Rules

September 26, 2013:

The Executive Committee of the United States Trotting Association unanimously voted to reject The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) proposed model medication rules on Wednesday....read on

USTA Launches ‘Social Ambassador’ Program

September 25, 2013:

As the harness racing industry gears up the recently initiated social media marketing effort designed to lay the foundation for ongoing promotion, the United States Trotting Association, in partnership with Converseon, is inviting industry enthusiasts to become part of its new Social Ambassador program....read on

Social Media Marketing Program Details

August 13, 2013:

The United States Trotting Association (“USTA”), today announced that it has retained Converseon, the New York based, award-winning social media consultancy, to design and implement a social media marketing initiative designed to help drive awareness and visibility for the sport....read on

SOS Hits The Century Mark

August 7, 2013:

It has been announced that the United States Trotting Association’s Support Our Standardbreds Program has helped its 100th horse....read on

USTA, DRF Announce 2013 Strategic Wagering Initiative

May 23, 2013:

The United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Program is joining forces with the Daily Racing Form to promote 41 of harness racing’s most important stakes races on 28 dates at 15 racetracks across the United States in 2013....read on

Students Flock To Harness Racing Booth

March 29, 2013:

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) and the United States Trotting Association (USTA) joined forces Wednesday, March 27 to expose more than 2,500 students of all ages to harness racing as part of the Kentucky Equine Youth Festival in Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park....read on

Grand Circuit To Include All Open Stakes

March 3, 2013:

At the U.S. Trotting Association full Board meeting at Harness Congress VI this afternoon, Grand Circuit President John Campbell announced that all Open stakes raced in North America not previously considered as Grand Circuit, including Red Shores Racetrack and Casino's Gold Cup & Saucer, would now carry that designation beginning with the 2013 season....read on

Cramer, Pawlak On Communicators Ballot

March 1, 2013:

Carol Cramer and John Pawlak, two talented communicators who have made their primary mark in harness racing while working for the sport's U.S. governing body, the U. S. Trotting Association, have been named as ballot candidates for the Communicators Hall of Fame in voting conducted Friday by directors of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA)....read on

Fans Honour Palone With Railbird Awards

January 6, 2013:

The fans are the lifeblood of the harness racing industry, and it’s the fans who vote for their all-stars in the Railbird Recognition Awards....read on

US '12 National Wagering, Purse Figures

January 4, 2013:

On Thursday, January 4, the United States Trotting Association released the year-end, national handle totals for pari-mutuel wagering in the United States and Canada on live U.S. harness racing as well as for U.S. purse distribution, race days and races in 2012....read on

USTA's WHHC Online Qualifying Series

December 21, 2012:

The United States Trotting Association has announced the details of its World Harness Handicapping Championship online qualifying series....read on

Equine Lovers Keeping Tabs On Horses

November 29, 2012:

Nancy Schechterle, of Wilbraham, Mass., keeps track of every horse she’s ever been associated with....read on


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