T.C. Lane is the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Registry for the United States Trotting Association. As the COO, Lane is responsible for the daily functions of the association. He joined the USTA as its Director of Officials in 2002 following a stint with the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, for which he served as the association’s representative to Ohio’s county fairs. Prior to becoming the Director of Registry and Member Services, Lane was also serving as the USTA’s Director of Officials and Regulatory, overseeing the licensing of all racing officials throughout the country. To this day, he himself works as a racing official when called upon at the various fair and pari-mutuel tracks.
Before joining the OHHA, Lane, a former licensed trainer/driver himself, graduated from The Ohio State University, where he majored in Agricultural Economics and minored in Equine Science.
In addition to his position on the board of directors for the Racing Officials Accreditation Program, he represents the USTA at the Association of Racing Commissioners International; Lifetime Member of the International Trotting Committee and serves as the International Chair of Registration/Breeding; Board of Director for the National Pedigreed Livestock Council. Lane is currently involved in initiatives such as the USTA microchip transition program, as well as the organizations investigation initiatives. He is also involved in the industry wide Strategic Wagering program and led the racing industry’s first, On-Line Race Entry program and On-Line foal Registration initiatives.