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How do I request an Electronic Eligibility?

The fastest and easiest way to request an Electronic Eligibility(EE) is through Online Services, a secure area for you to conduct business with the USTA via an online account. You can also request an EE over the phone with a credit card. The USTA accepts Visa, Master Card, and American Express. A request can also be faxed or mailed. If you are requesting more than 3-5 EE's we would kindly ask you to fax or mail the request. Beginning in October 2000 the USTA began offering lifetime EE's. They are $100 and are good for the lifetime of the horse.

Can I get a receipt?

If you request an EE online a receipt will be emailed to you. If you pay for the EE by credit card we can either fax a copy or mail you the original receipt.

Do I have to submit the request for Electronic Eligibility on a specific form?

No, but we do have forms available if needed. In order to issue an eligibility we need the name of the horse, tattoo number, and gait. This can be submitted on a note or if you would like to print off a form please click here.

My horse was previously a trotter(pacer). Can I change the Eligibility to reflect a new gait?

Yes, and there is not an additional fee! Please contact our Member Services Department to let them know your horse is now a Pacer(Trotter). They can be reached at 877-800-USTA ext. 1 or at memberservices@ustrotting.com.

Will the Canadian Eligibility be valid at US tracks?

Yes! Eligibilities are reciprocal so there is no need to pay the USTA if a horse already has current Eligibility through Standardbred Canada(SC). US tracks may have difficulty accessing the information from SC, however, our Member Services Team will be happy to confirm the status to any track.

My horse previously raced on a Canadian Eligibility and it expired in December. How much is it to get one issued from the USTA?

A conversion EE is available for $35. This EE will be a lifetime EE and is available to horses that previously held eligibility through Standardbred Canada.

Things to know before requesting electronic eligibilities:
  • DNA typing must be completed before the EE can be issued. Click here for information on getting your horse DNA typed.
  • Please be prepared to provide the name of the horse and gait.
  • Ownership on the horse needs to be current.
  • All owners or lessees must have current membership.
  • EE's should be requested a few days prior to the first start. This will allow the track to pull the information on the horse. A delay  in obtaining EE's may delay your horse from starting.
  • An EE can not be issued prior to January 1 of the 2 year old   year.