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 Horseman Edward Stevens Passes Away

    The VTA offers its deepest condolences to the family of Edward Stevens, who passed away August 6. Mr. Stevens was the owner of Rocketts Mill Farm in Doswell, Va. He leaves behind life partner Anna Tucker and three beloved children, Kathy Stevens of New York, Ellen Stevens Sullivan of Michigan and Ned… Read More »
  • Virginia Racing Round-up

    [caption id="attachment_5936" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Ned Evans-bred Code West won the Governor's Stake at Remington Park on August 16. Photo Courtesy Dustin Orona Photography.[/caption] On Saturday, Ned Evans-bred Code West won the Governor’s Park Stakes at Remington Park by half a length. A recent fifth in the Grade III Salvator Mile at… Read More »
  • Weekend Runners: Grade I Alabama on the line for Miss Besilu

    Virginia-bred Miss Besilu lines up in the Grade I Alabama Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday. The Ned Evans-bred daughter of Medaglia d'Oro out of Quiet Dance (Quiet American) drops into the two-hole as the 15/1 morning line choice. A dual lifetime winner, Miss Besilu was most recently third to Stopchargingmaria… 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.