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.
  • Breeders’ Cup Championship Races Set For November 3rd & 4th At Del Mar

    Attention horseplayers — Mark your calendars! The Breeders’ Cup Championship races are right around the corner. Del Mar will host the two day spectacle on Friday November 3rd & Saturday November 4th. For planning purposes, Friday’s four “Cup” races will be held between 5:25 – 7:35 PM and Saturday’s nine …Read More »
  • Stellar Wind Preps For The Breeders’ Cup Distaff November 3rd

    Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza worked champion Stellar Wind six furlongs at 6:30this morning in 1:13.60 for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 3, the penultimate breeze at Santa Anita for the daughter of Curlin before her move south for the Big Dance. Trainer John Sadler worked Stellar Wind in company …Read More »
  • Region-Bred Yearlings Power First Day Of Timonium Fasig-Tipton Sale

    by Frank Vespe of The Racing Biz Day one of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale concluded with gains in the average and median versus 2016. The numbers aren’t strictly comparable, though; the sale, expanded to two days and nearly 500 hips, is much larger than the 323 hips who …Read More »

    You and your friends are invited to the Turf Club, on Member’s Hill overlooking the Paddock, for the International Gold Cup Races. Saturday October 28th Great Meadow, The Plains, VA 11:00 A.M. Chili & Corn Bread Lunch – Cash Only Bar To have complimentary tickets and VIP parking  (1 space …Read More »
  • Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled for November 14th

    Notice is given that a meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom B of the Tyler Building, located at 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.Read More »
  • 2017 Virginia-Bred Race Schedule

    The VHBPA and the Maryland Jockey Club are planning three days of Virginia-Bred/Sired racing at Laurel Park in 2017. The intended series has races for colts and fillies going long as well as colts and fillies that sprint. Commonwealth Day, September 30th, the highlight of the series features both the …Read More »