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.
  • Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Recap From January 17th

    The Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) outlined its vision for 2017 at this week’s meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission, which was held Tuesday in downtown Richmond. VEA President Debbie Easter provided details on the first two Off Track Betting Centers that recently opened in Richmond — in the west end …Read More »
  • Backer Virginia’s Leading Breeder in 2016

    At the beginning of February award checks will be distributed to Virginia Breeders and Stallion owners for wins during the 2016 racing year. $400,000 in Breeder’s Fund award money will be split among Virginia Breeders, while stallion owners will split a total of $20,000. Mr. William Backer’s Smitten Farm was …Read More »
  • Horseplayers Holiday Weekend Preview For Jan 14 – 16

    Another holiday weekend is upon us and there is plenty of stakes race action to keep players engaged Saturday thru Monday. Saturday (Jan. 14) features a four pack of graded stakes and a pair are on tap holiday Monday (Jan. 16). And speaking of on tap, the Virginia Equine Alliance’s newest Off Track Betting Center …Read More »
  • Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled For January 17th

    The next scheduled Virginia Racing Commission is scheduled for January 17, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.  It will be held at the State Corporation Commission Tyler Building, Courtroom A. The Tyler Building is located at 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, VA. 23219.Read More »

    Looking for great deals on seasons for your 2017 matings?  Be sure to participate in the VTA’s annual stallion season auction, held February 14th and 15th. It’s worth the wait, the VTA has the most comprehensive list of NG seasons around. The available  stallion season list and bidding procedures are posted. …Read More »
  • Board of Director Election Ballots are in the Mail

    VTA election ballots were mailed to all VTA members December 8th, Please return your completed ballots by January 10th so that we may announce the 2017  VTA Board of Directors at our January 18th Annual Board Meeting. If you do not receive a ballot or have any questions please do …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.