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.

    Tonight will be the second industry update conference call.  Bernie Hettel and Frank Petramalo will update you on the latest news on the negotiations between the Horsemen and Colonial Downs. After the update the phone lines will be open for your questions and comments. Call in number:  (844) 861-1152 Conference… Read More »
  • Virginian-owned Yearling Makes $410K at Fasig-Tipton

    Fireworks went off for one Virginian at the exclusive Fasig-Tipton July sale this week. Louisa Lenehan's Locklaw Farm--with Virginia yearling futurity judge Bayne Welker and his wife Chris--bred a beautiful Blame colt who sold to Charles Sanford for $410,000. Although the colt out of Princess Birdeye was foaled in Kentucky,… Read More »
  • Virginia-bred yearlings in Fasig-Tipton July

    The Fasig-Tipton July sale kicks off today. Check out all of the Virginia-breds on offer here. You can find the full July catalog online here. [caption id="attachment_5737" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Hip 19. Filly by Exchange Rate out of Senate Caucus. Consigned by Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services agent for Corner Farm John Behrendt.[/caption]… Read More »
  • Last Chance To Register A 2014 Virginia Sire is August 31st

    August 31st is the late deadline to register any sire that covered mares in Virginia during the 2014 breeding season.  2014 registration makes a Virginia stallion eligible to receive awards based on the performance of his resulting 2015 foal crop. Stallion owners must submit to the VTA by August 31,… Read More »
  • Reminder: $15,000 VTA Yearling Futurity August 30

    [caption id="attachment_5539" align="aligncenter" width="614"] 2013 Grand Champion Yearling Filly by Desert Party bred by Nellie Mae Cox[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5702" align="alignleft" width="298"] Fasig-Tipton's Bayne Welker.[/caption] Just a reminder to get your 2013 Virginia bred yearlings out of the field and gussie them them up for the $15,000 VTA Yearling Futurity, August… Read More »

Virginia Breeders Fund

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