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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR 2012 “GROOM OF THE YEAR” AWARD

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 “Groom of the Year” Award. The award, sponsored annually by Harness Tracks of America and Hanover Shoe Farms, recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport, the grooms who maintain the health and … Continue reading

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The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has submitted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to the Department of State

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has submitted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to the Department of State regarding amendments to Subdivisions (a), (b) and (e) of Section 4043.8 , Subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 4043.9 , … Continue reading

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USTA Committee Headed by HTA President Paul Fontaine Calls for Research on and Testing for Exotic Drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 28, 2012) – At the most recent United States Trotting Association (USTA) 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 … Continue reading

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HTA Backs Fair But Strict Enforcement of Racing’s Rules

Paul Fontaine, president of Harness Tracks of America, today released the following statement outlining the association’s position with respect to recent events in racing involving alleged medication violations and enforcement of racing regulations: In light of highly publicized recent events … Continue reading

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MAJOR STANDARDBRED RACING ORGANIZATIONS TO GATHER FOR 2013 HARNESS RACING CONGRESS IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA.

Four major, national and international Standardbred racing organizations – Harness Horsemen International (HHI), Harness Tracks of America (HTA), United States Harness Writers’ Association (USHWA) and United States Trotting Association (USTA) – have announced that they will participate in the 2013 … Continue reading

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