USTA president Russell Williams discusses breeding limits in Thoroughbred Daily News story

Columbus, OH — Russell Williams, the president of the United States Trotting Association, was interviewed for a story in the Sept. 8 edition of the Thoroughbred Daily News, titled ‘When the Standardbreds Instituted Breeding Limits and What Happened.’

The Jockey Club proposed last week to limit the numbers of mares a Thoroughbred stallion could be bred to.

Williams, who is also the president/CEO of Hanover Shoe Farms, by far the largest breeder in harness racing, was the one who led the charge to have similar rules enacted by the USTA. He started to call for limits on the amount of mares a stallion could be bred to as far back as 2004. Starting in 2009, no new Standardbred stallion was allowed to breed to more than 140 mares. That’s the same number being proposed by The Jockey Club.

To read the full story on the Thoroughbred Daily News website, click here.

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