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Video Replays are ‘On the Air’ through PATHWAY
Monday, June 15, 2009 - from the USTA Communications Department

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Columbus, OH --- Video replays from numerous U.S. racetracks are now available at one Internet location -- the USTA’s revolutionary online database, PATHWAY.

The USTA has partnered with Roberts Communications to offer replays from several tracks - Balmoral Park, Bangor Raceway, Buffalo Raceway, Cal-Expo, Du Quoin State Fair, Freehold Raceway, Harrah's Chester, Harrington Raceway, Hazel Park, Lebanon Raceway, Maywood Park, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Monticello Raceway, Plainridge Racecourse, Pompano Park, Raceway Park, Rockingham Park, Springfield (Ill.) State Fair, The Meadows and The Meadowlands - with more tracks being added.

The USTA offers video replays only with the approval of each participating racetrack, in the form of a written contract, and both Roberts and the track are compensated for the use of every video.

To access the videos, simply visit Pathway at http://pathway.ustrotting.com, then click on “Video Replays.” Videos can be searched by track and date in this manner.

But even more exciting is the availability to search for videos through a number of PATHWAY search options, including seeking out specific horses, drivers and trainers. Once the specific raceline is identified, PATHWAY will indicate which of these races have available video.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the USTA to bring even more of the racing action to its customers,” said USTA Executive Vice President Mike Tanner. “In this digital age, it is a real step forward.”

“We are pleased that the USTA has selected Roberts Communications Network to provide our digital archive services for the race replay aspect of this exciting  project,” added RCN owner Todd Roberts. “We strive to provide the highest quality race replays in the racing industry, as well as offer the biggest menu of tracks for users to choose from. The USTA recognized these benefits in deciding to provide this great new service to harness racing fans everywhere. This project can do nothing but help the harness racing industry.”

Videos, which will cost $.25 for USTA members and $.50 for non-members, are expected to be posted to PATHWAY every hour.

Accessing USTA videos requires a subscription to PATHWAY. To sign up, please visit www.ustrotting.com/ecommerce/pathway/main_form.cfm, or call 877.800.8782, ext. 1.


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