WELCOME TO THE VIRGINIA THOROUGHBRED ASSOCIATION
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.
  • Thank You Marylou Romps in GIII; Racing Recap

    Bred in Virginia by Mr. and Mrs. C. W. McNeeley, Thank You Marylou put in a dominating performance in Saturday's Grade III Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs. The daughter of Birdstone tracked the leaders mid-pack in the 7-furlong race before making her move 3-wide in the turn. The 3-year-old won… Read More »
  • Racing Commission Approves Additional Funds for VA Breeders

    Todd Haymore, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, hosted yesterday's Virginia Racing Commission meeting in Richmond. As of July 1st, the Virginia Racing Commission is now under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry (previously the Department of Commerce). Secretary Haymore opened the meeting by welcoming the VRC to… Read More »
  • Virginia horses at Keeneland September

    The Keeneland September sale is in full swing, and Virginia-bred yearlings can be found all over the sales grounds. The Old Dominion remains the place to breed and raise a quality racehorse. Do you see your next runner here? We have conformation shots, sale prices and breeders all here. You… Read More »
  • JOIN US IN THE TURF CLUB FOR WAGERING AND FUN AT THE INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP

    An invitation from the VTA and VAHBPA Celebrate the 76th International Gold Cup in Virginia JOIN US IN THE TURF CLUB FOR THE BEST IN VIRGINIA RACING! Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. at Great Meadow Have you been missing live racing? Come wager and enjoy the Old Dominion Turf… Read More »
  • VIRGINIA DAY AT LAUREL PARK

    Lack of Racing at Colonial Got You Down? Cheer Up with a Day of Racing at Laurel! Virginia Bred Day at Laurel Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:00 p.m.  Come out and enjoy a full card of racing including the Jamestown, Punchline, Oakley, Bert Allen and Brookemeade stakes all for Virginia… Read More »
 

Virginia Breeders Fund

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