Press Releases


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 in horse racing and with continuing dedication to the importance of personal and professional integrity in the harness racing industry, Harness Tracks of America, an association of the finest harness racetracks in North America, endorses and reaffirms its position that the rules of racing in each jurisdiction should be enforced to their maximum effect and in a fair, thorough and balanced manner.

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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 Harness Racing Congress to be held from Feb. 28 through March 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa.

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Thoroughbred Racing Associations 2012 Simulcast Conference Set For Clearwater Beach

The Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) has announced Clearwater Beach, Fla., as the host city for the 20th annual International Simulcast Conference. The 2012 conference will be held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, October 1-3.

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