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.
  • UPDATED: Centrique Scores a Double, VA-bred Wins by Daylight

    UPDATE: Virginia-bred Dream Voyage wins over a mile at Penn The Firestone-bred Dream Voyage, a 4-year-old filly by Mizzen Mast out of the Theatrical mare Stage Dream, took connections Pamela Arnola and Janice Stuck into the winner’s circle on January 8 at Penn National. Trained by Arnold, Dream Voyage won …Read More »
  • Winners of the 2014 Virginia Breeders Awards

    ANNOUNCEMENT: DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER YOUR VIRGINIA STALLIONS BY JANUARY 31. YOU CAN FIND INSTRUCTIONS ONLINE HERE.  Did you know? Although there is no live racing at Colonial Downs this year, the Virginia Breeders Fund continues to operate year-round and pay out for winners anywhere in the US! The Fund …Read More »
  • Congress Passes 2014 Tax Extender

    Congress in December passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (H.R. 5771) which extends for 2014 tax provisions that benefit the horse industry. Many of the impacted provisions originally expired or were reduced at the close of 2013 (such as three-year depreciation for racehorses purchased or started in 2014). …Read More »

    January 16, 2015 Dear Virginia Horsemen and Horsewomen: As you probably know, last Fall Colonial Downs voluntarily surrendered its license to operate its New Kent race track and its nine off track betting parlors. That was a significant blow to our horse industry. In response, our horsemen (VHBPA and VHHA), …Read More »
  • It’s Almost Time for the 2015 Stallion Auction!

    Don’t forget: The 2015 Stallion Auction on February 10-11 is right around the corner. We have traditionally attracted a really top-notch group of stallions. Last year’s list of no-guarantee seasons to quality stallions had an option to suit every mare and every budget from states including Kentucky, Florida, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana and …Read More »

Virginia Breeders Fund

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