Life After Racing

The Standardbred horse is athletic and intelligent, well suited for many uses beyond the racetrack. The USTA has long recognized the importance of Standardbred aftercare; to that end, there are a number of resources available to those that own or compete with an off the track Standardbred.

The Standardbred Equine Program (SEP)

The Standardbred Equine Program was established by the USTA in 1996 to encourage the use of Standardbreds in disciplines other than harness racing. Since then, SEP has partnered with several national organizations to promote the breed and recognize the many talented horses that are competing away from the track.

Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA)

Looking to acquire a Standardbred or donate a horse retiring from the track? To find a list of accredited Standardbred adoption organizations, visit These programs have completed a rigorous inspection of their business, horse care and training practices. Current STA accreditation assures both donors and adopters that they are dealing with a reputable rehoming organization.

Support Our Standardbreds

Support Our Standardbreds provides assistance to horses whose care has fallen to a criminal level.

Free Horse ID Search

To identify your Standardbred, the USTA offers a free basic information search: Free Horse ID Search If you need additional help, simply call the USTA offices. Please have as much information available as you can, including freeze brand, microchip number or lip tattoo, color, sex, white markings, etc.

Your Horse's History

Curious about your horse's breeding or racing background and want to learn more? The USTA can help. Full past performance reports and video race replays available from Pathway, the USTA's online database. Create your own USTA MyAccount, which is available for free to non-members and USTA members alike to view sample reports and pricing.

Standardbreds in Action

Our Life After Racing photo gallery features Standardbreds in different disciplines.

Life After Racing