from the USTA Communications Department
Columbus, OH — The U.S. Trotting Association and Northfield Park are pleased to announce that they have reached a settlement of the dispute between the two parties that began in June 2017.
“We’re very pleased with the outcome and look forward to a renewed and improved relationship with Northfield Park,” said USTA Executive Vice President and CEO Mike Tanner.
Northfield Park’s membership has been reinstated and the track’s director restored to the USTA Board of Directors. In addition, the track is able to participate in the USTA Strategic Wagering Program, is eligible for co-advertising opportunities and has all Pathway account access returned. Additionally, the USTA already has begun to post on its website press releases from Northfield Park that serve to publicize the track and its racing.
“We are excited along with our fans and horsemen to once again be working with the USTA and all the great initiatives that they provide,” commented Northfield Park’s Vice President and General Manager Brent Reitz.
Northfield Park has also agreed to make a charitable donation before the end of the year to the newly formed Standardbred Transition Alliance, which is an industry-wide group created to accredit programs serving Standardbreds seeking placement outside traditional commercial uses and also serves as a conduit for partial funding to those groups.