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.
  • Alabama a chance for Unchained Melody to make up ground

    Hare Forest’s Virginia raised filly is favored in tomorrow’s Alabama A victory in Grade I race at Saratoga would get filly in title picture By Tim Wilkin Updated 10:16 pm, Thursday, August 17, 2017 Saratoga Springs After one stakes race, trainer Brian Lynch thought he had something in Unchained Melody, a …Read More »
  • Virginia Horses Test Positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1

    OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS, Contact: Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686, www.vdacs.virginia.gov   For Immediate Release August 15, 2017   Virginia Horses Test Positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1    On Aug. 11, a horse exhibiting neurologic signs was transported to the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg from Culpeper. The horse was immediately …Read More »
  • Four Virginia-Breds Are In Day 2 Of The Saratoga Yearling Sale

    Day 2 of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale is (Tuesday) at 6:30 PM with Hips 113-227 available. Four Virginia-breds are on the docket. Hip 140 (shown here) is a filly by Scat Daddy out of Bilboquet by Smart Strike. Hip 161 (shown here) is a filly by Uncle Mo out of Claire’s …Read More »
  • Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled for August 17th

    Notice is given that a meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission will be held on Thursday, August 17, 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 »
  • VTA Yearling Futurity Scheduled for August 30th at the Warrenton Horse Show

    Get your Virginia-bred or Virginia-Sired yearlings ready for a chance to win big at the 16th annual $15,000 Virginia Breeder’s Fund Yearling Futurity to be held Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds. Even if you don’t have a yearling to show, come out and …Read More »