Roadster Series supplemental nomination deadline extended

Prizes announced for Roadster Off-Track Series Finals – Supplemental Nominations Due June 10

Columbus, OH – The supplemental nomination deadline for the U.S. Trotting Association Roadster Off-Track Series has been extended to June 10 due to a $5,000 purse being announced for the first time for the series final. The $100 supplemental nomination allows horses to compete in the remaining events in the series, which runs through September with the final in October.

Bubbles N Suds wins the USTA Roadster Off-Track Series class at the Asheville Saddlebred Classic. Shiflet Photography – Photo by Rachel.

The USTA Roadster Off-Track Series was created to encourage the Roadster discipline as a viable second career opportunity for Standardbreds bred for racing purposes. To compete in the Roadster divisions, horses must be a Standardbred “or Standardbred type.” There are many Standardbreds, and other breeds, who are now being bred for the Roadster show industry, but this series in particular is to promote the use of Standardbred racehorses, who are now off-the-track, as Roadster show horses.

Prize money has been secured and will be paid out from Trotter-Standardbred Roadster Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization based in South Carolina. The top five placings in the finals will be paid out as follows:

1st place – $2,500
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $750
4th – $500
5th – 250

The winner of the finals will also receive a Bowman BioThane Fine Show Harness and all other finalists will receive a leather halter, presented by the USTA.

The following shows are left in the schedule for the USTA Roadster Off-Track Series:

Brown County Charity (Georgetown, OH) – June 6-8
Blowing Rock (Blowing Rock, NC) – June 6-9
Bourbon County (Paris, KY) – June 15
Indy Charity (Indianapolis, IN) – June 25-28
Syracuse International (Syracuse, NY) – June 26-29
All American (Indianapolis, IN) – September 10-14
NC State Championships (Raleigh, NC) – September 11-14
National Standardbred Show (Allentown, NJ) – September 20-22
ASHAV (Lexington, VA) – September 25-28

The Finals class will be held at the Smoky Mountain Equine Fest October 3-5 in White Pine, TN.

Some key details about the USTA Roadster Off-Track Series are:

Eligibility: Horses must have had electronic eligibilities ordered before Jan.1, 2024 or were sold at a commercial yearling sale

Rules: All classes that make up the series will be judged in accordance with USEF Chapter RD Roadster Division rules.

Info Sheet & Nomination Form
Frequently Asked Questions

The series is sponsored by and nominations are due to the USTA. More information about Standardbred Roadster classes sponsored by the USTA is available here.

For more information about Roadsters, rules and regulations, visit the American Road Horse & Pony Association website.

Since 1996, the Standardbred Equine Program has worked with owners of off-the-track Standardbreds to educate the general public about the many disciplines Standardbreds excel at once they are retired from racing.

For more information about the SEP at the USTA, visit

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