Back To The Track Weekend – Aug. 14 & 15 in partnership with the United States Trotting Association and more than 20 tracks cooperating in the promotion, has announced the debut of the "VIP Track Pass" -- available to fans across the U.S.

The pass is free and available to those who visit and take a few moments to fill out an online form. The VIP Track Pass can then be printed out and taken to the races on Back to the Track weekend, and it will make its holder eligible for a wide range of specials being offered by participating tracks.

Those who sign up -- without charge -- will be asked to indicate their favorite harness racetrack and one or two other tracks they like to visit. In return, VIP Track Pass holders will be eligible for such things as entry into local prize drawings ( including a free trip to this year's Little Brown Jug ), free gifts, escorted paddock tours or rides in the starting gate. Here are some examples:

  • Balmoral Park - Free T-shirts to the first 1,500 pass holders
  • Cal-Expo - A free betting voucher giveaway
  • Freehold - Drawings for starting gate rides
  • Harrington - $5 match play and a voucher for a free program during a future visit
  • Hazel Park - Visits to the announcer's booth and Tigers baseball ticket giveaway
  • Meadowlands - Winner's circle photos
  • Raceway Park - Paddock and "behind the scenes" tours
  • Running Aces - Sulky rides

The above is only a partial list, and many items are being added by tracks every day. To sign up for a VIP Track Pass, and to see an up to date list of VIP specials, fans should visit

 VIP Track Pass Now Becomes Even More Valuable

VIP Stable has partnered with the U.S. Trotting Association, in support of "Back to the Track" weekend, which will take place on Aug. 14 and 15, by agreeing to donate five percent of the total purses won by their horses racing on Back to the Track weekend to be given away as a cash prize.

All fans who sign up for the free VIP Track Pass will be entered to win the cash and three winners will be selected at random. The first place winner will receive 50 percent of the total contribution from VIP Stable, the second place winner will receive 30 percent of the total and the third place winner will receive 20 percent of the total.