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USTA Director
District 8 (Chairperson)
Shawn Wiles
Shawn Wiles
Shawn Wiles

Wiles’ career in harness racing started in the backstretch of Monticello Raceway in 1972 while in high school, during summers and weekends he worked as a groom for Richard Sturgis, Robert Camper and Jim Grundy. He attended college at the Ohio State University ATI program, after which he then went in search of a Grand Circuit stable to work for. He found success with the famed trotting specialists of Continental Farms under the guidance of Hakan Wallner, Hall of Famer Berndt Lindstedt and Jan Johnson where he worked as a groom and then was promoted to second trainer, the first the American to be promoted as second trainer for Continental Farms. He worked for the famed trotting experts from 1980 to 1986; he then worked for Castleton Farms for John Cashman and George Sholty from 1986 to 1988. He started working for Monticello Raceway in 1994 and has served in many capacities during his 25-year tenure. First starting out in publicity with John Manzi. He rose through the ranks and was promoted to Assistant General Manager of Monticello Casino and Raceway and then shortly to General Manager, he is currently the Executive Director of Racing and Facilities of Monticello Raceway. Wiles is actively involved in many industry and community oriented endeavors. He is a past President and VP of the USHWA (United States Harness Writers Association), former President, Vice President and trustee of Fallsburg Central School District Board of Education where he served for 18 years and currently Vice President of the Monticello-Goshen Harness Association. Shawn also previously served a 13 year stint with the USTA, serving as former District 8 Chairman and Director. Shawn received the Good Guy Award from the Monticello – Goshen Chapter of USHWA for his tough stance on racing integrity. He is also a member of the Brookwood Hunting Club, his hobbies include hunting and fishing.

Monticello Raceway, 204 State Route 17B
Monticello, NY 12701
Phone: 845-794-4100 ext.458  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2026 (Track Director)