The purpose of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) is to promote the Thoroughbred horse in the Commonwealth and to serve as an advocate for its contributions to the state's agribusiness economy, as well as to the racing and breeding industry.
  • Q&A: New TRF Program Coordinator Marcia McCormick

    Marcia McCormick has recently come on board as the new Program Coordinator for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River. The VTA caught up with Marcia to get introduced and find out what’s new at the program’s Barn 4 facility in Goochland. And of course we had to go Read More »
  • EHM Confirmed in Virginia Horse

    UPDATE: NO NEW CASES OF EQUINE HERPESVIRUS MYELOENCEPHALOPATHY (EHM) IN VIRGINIA ~ State Veterinarian commends farm in Fauquier County for quick action that led to early detection and may have prevented spreading the disease ~ Dr. Richard Wilkes, State Veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Read More »
  • Weekend Virginia Winners

    Virginia connections had a good weekend, with the Hare Forest Farm-bred Our Caravan winning the Calder Derby and the Ned Evans-bred Risque Reality winning an allowance at Aqueduct. Our Caravan, now owned by Anstu Stables and trained by Michael Dilger, made his debut at Gulfstream over the winter, winning Read More »
  • 2013 Virginia Bred Horse of the Year Awards

    Presented by Virginia Gold Cup Association, Virginia Horse Industry Board and Virginia Thoroughbred Association GREAT MEADOW May 2, 2014 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Join us in the Owner’s Tent for cocktails. Help us congratulate Virginia’s finest breeders on their accomplishments on Friday night before the Virginia Gold Cup. Come early Read More »
  • Virginia Gold Cup Races in the Turf Club

    The VTA and the VAHBPA cordially invite you to attend the Virginia Gold Cup Races in the Turf Club LOCATED ON MEMBERS HILL OVERLOOKING THE PADDOCK Saturday, May 3, 2014 11:00 a.m. FUN AT THE RACES WITH FRIENDS AND FELLOW HORSEMEN $165 per person - Exclusive Access to the VTA/VHBPA Read More »
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Virginia Breeders Fund

The Virginia Breeders Fund
is a financial incentive program
to encourage
Thoroughbred Breeding
in the Commonwealth.