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Whether you want to own a racehorse, become a driver or trainer, or raise the next generation of racehorses, you need to become a USTA member. Membership comes with certain perks, such as discounted pricing on our Pathway reports and Hoof Beats subscriptions. The USTA also participates in a nationwide program where you can get discounts on purchases with companies such as John Deere, Sherwin Williams, Office Depot/OfficeMax and others.

How do I become a new member?

If you have never held membership with the USTA, you will need to complete a New Member Application. This application can be faxed, emailed or mailed in with the appropriate fees. New memberships cannot be completed over the phone or online as we need an original signature on file.

If you provide an email address, you will receive email verification the evening your membership is processed; if you do not provide us with an email address you will receive verification by mail. You can then use your membership number provided to set up an Online Services account.

If you have ever held a USTA membership before, see "How do I renew my membership/driver/trainer/official license?" below.

When does my membership expire?

Your membership expiration date is based on the first letter of your last name. Please note: membership rates are not prorated.

Last name Expiration
A-D 12/31
E-K 3/31
L-Q 6/30
R-Z 9/30

If your last name changes, please let us know via mail, a faxed or emailed statement that includes both your old and new last names. Remember that by changing your last name, it may affect the expiration date on your membership.

How do I renew my membership/driver/trainer/official license?

It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last renewed your membership and/or license(s) – your USTA membership number stays with you for life!

We will receive an email reminder (if you have an email address on file with us) or a renewal application in the mail approximately 30 days prior to your membership expiring.

The easiest way to renew your membership/license when the time comes is through Online Services . You can also renew over the phone with a credit card or by printing off a Renewal Application and faxing or emailing it to us.

What are the costs for membership?

  One Year Three years
New Membership $90 $222
Renewal Membership $75 $200
Renewal Membership + driver and/or trainer license $125 $350
Officials Licensing Costs (does not include membership)
  Presiding Judge License PM (Fair) $50($20) $150($60)
  Associate Judge $50 $150
  Starter PM (Fair) $50($20) $150($60)
  Race Secretary $50 $150
  Program Director $30 $90
  Charter $20 $60
  Paddock Judge $30 $90
  Identifier $20 $60
  Patrol Judge $20 $60
  Clerk of Course PM (Fair) $20($15) $60($45)

How do I update my Contact Information?

If your mailing address has changed, you can update your contact information through Online Services or by contacting member services.

I'm going to be racing horses, where do I find information about getting licensed with the state racing commission(s)?

Below is a listing by state of each racing commission with as direct a link as possible to the licensing page of their website.

If you will be racing in multiple jurisdictions, you will want to check out the the National Racing Compact. Fill out one application, submit one set of fingerprints and they will do the rest - just tell them which states you need to be licensed in.

California Horse Racing Board
Delaware Harness Racing Commission
Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering
Illinois Racing Board
Indiana Horse Racing Commission
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
Maine State Harness Racing Commission
Maryland Racing Commission
Massachusetts Gaming Commission
Michigan Gaming Control Board
Minnesota Racing Commission
New Jersey Racing Commission
New York Gaming Commission
Ohio State Racing Commission
Pennsylvania Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing