At USTA Summit, Facing Problems and Searching for Answers

COLUMBUS, OH – There were no magic bullets offered and harness racing’s many problems are not going to be fixed overnight, but the USTA hopes it set the ball in motion yesterday when it comes to finding meaningful solutions to the many issues that plague the industry.

The USTA gathered 40 some individuals from all facets of the sport, sat them down in one room yesterday and assigned them the task of coming up with solutions to fix problems of the declining foal crop, the reduction in the ranks of owners, the sport’s poor record when it comes to marketing and attracting new fans, and several other issues.