The United States Trotting Association has denied Walter Case Jr. a membership license, although some racing jurisdictions do not require that a participant have a USTA license.
The rejection of Case's membership was a part of the USTA's regulatory posting on Friday. The ruling reads as follows: "Membership denied pursuant to the provisions of Article 1, Section 3(a) of the Association bylaws."
Article 1, Section 3(a) of the bylaws states: "The President of the Association may reject the application of any applicant who fails to comply with the requirements for membership herein specified; or whose experience, character or general fitness are such that the participation of such person in harness racing will not be consistent with the best interest of the sport or whose membership would be detrimental to or reflect adversely or unfavorably on harness racing or upon the Association. "
Case was scheduled to drive his first race since 2004 on Friday at Plainridge Race Course in Massachusetts.