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2012 Railbird Recognition Details

November 27, 2012:

For the fourth consecutive year, the United States Harness Writers Association, in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association, will be looking for fans of harness racing to express their opinions by voting for their favourite racing moment and horseperson of the year in the 2012 Railbird Recognition Awards....read on

USTA/Harness Museum To Host Publicity Workshop

November 19, 2012:

The United States Trotting Association and the Harness Racing Museum are teaming up to sponsor a free workshop on how to get media attention for horse-related businesses....read on

NY Harness Breeders Support Concept

October 22, 2012:

A meeting of the Harness Horse Breeders Board of Directors was held on August 25, 2012. The board members reaffirmed their commitment to the well being of the sport with medication testing in the NY Sire Stakes events....read on

USTA, SBOANJ Meetings At Freehold

October 15, 2012:

The USTA District 12 Meeting and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey’s Annual Membership Meeting will both convene on Friday morning, October 19, 2012 at Freehold Raceway....read on

USTA Announces New Roles For Staff

October 4, 2012:

United States Trotting Association Executive Vice President and CEO Mike Tanner announced today that T.C. Lane has been named the USTA’s Registrar, Jessica Schroeder has been promoted to the newly-created position of Outreach and Membership Enrichment Coordinator, and Director of Communications Dan Leary will add marketing to his job responsibilities....read on

USTA Appoints T.C. Lane Interim Registrar

June 29, 2012:

T.C. Lane has been appointed Interim Registrar for the United States Trotting Association, replacing Janet Terhune, who recently resigned to take the position of director of the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame....read on

USTA Committee Wants Research/Testing For Exotic Drugs

June 28, 2012:

At the most recent United States Trotting Association annual meeting in February, USTA President Phil Langley appointed a committee of horsemen and track operators to study drug testing and to investigate what the industry can do to improve testing procedures, including providing more financial support....read on

TrackMaster, TVG & USTA Announce $3,500 Harness Handicapping Challenge!

June 7, 2012:

Saturdays this summer harness racing fans will have their time to shine with a chance to compete for cash and prizes in the exciting Harness Handicapping Challenge. Be crowned the challenge champion and take home bragging rights and the ultimate prize of $2,000 cash!...read on

Fans Like Gural, 'Big Bad’ Jug

January 4, 2012:

Voting for the United States Harness Writers Association and United States Trotting Association's Railbird Recognition Awards ended on New Year’s Eve, and the voice of the fans of harness racing has been heard....read on

Heroic Actions Recognized

December 8, 2011:

The United States Trotting Association’s District 7 recently honoured two individuals at its annual meeting for heroic actions which saved the life of a fellow horsemen...read on

More Oppose Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing

October 17, 2011:

The National Barrel Horse Association has announced via release that it has joined 40,000 members of United Florida Horsemen in opposition to the pari-mutuel barrel racing application submitted by the Gretna North Florida Horsemen’s Association...read on

Ex-NHL Director Leary Named USTA Director

June 16, 2011:

U.S. Trotting Association Vice President and CEO Mike Tanner today announced that veteran communications executive and racing publicist Dan Leary has been named the organization's director of communications...read on

$150K Guaranteed Pick-4 Announced

June 9, 2011:

Racing fans will be able to participate in two guaranteed Pick-4 wagers as part of the U.S. Trotting Association’s second annual Back to the Track weekend...read on

Harvey Gets Added Responsibility

May 6, 2011:

On Friday, May 6, United States Trotting Association Executive Vice President Mike Tanner announced that Ellen Harvey, currently executive director of Harness Racing Communications, will take on the additional task of...read on

Meadows To Offer $5K-Guaranteed Pick 4

April 20, 2011:

The Meadows today announced that it is teaming with the United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program to guarantee $5,000 pools on Pick 4 wagers at the track each...read on


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