For Opinion, click here for View from the Racetrack Grandstand

Thursday, December 15, 2016


Columbus, OH --- For the first time, the U.S. Trotting Association will provide assorted video highlights that can be downloaded for each of the Dan Patch Award divisional winners in conjunction with the announcement of those winners by the U.S. Harness Writers Association this week.
The video, which will be made available via Dropbox, will feature exclusive footage captured by the USTA of major races won, winner’s circle presentations and b-roll of each winner. Video courtesy for use of the footage should be -- U.S. Trotting Association. Some race replays will also be included.
As announced today by USHWA, the six winners in the various age/sex divisions for trotters will be announced shortly after noon (EST) on Thursday (Dec. 15) with the winning pacers following on Friday (Dec. 16) at the same time.
The winning trotter videos will be available on Thursday at approximately 2 p.m. The videos for the pacing award winners will be available on Friday at approximately 2 p.m. Links to the video files will be posted on and sent out in a press release. 
The videos will remain available at the same links for the announcement of the Trotter, Pacer and Harness Horse of the Year awards on Monday (Dec. 19) at noon.
According to USHWA, Monday’s Trotter, Pacer and Harness Horse of the Year awards announcements will be streamed live starting at noon on the Facebook pages of USHWA, Hoosier Park and the Harness Racing FanZone hosted by Emily Gaskin, Hoosier’s Race Marketing Manager and the winner of USHWA’s 2014 Breakthrough Award.