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.
  • Recap Of A Busy 2 Weeks For the Virginia Equine Alliance

    (WARRENTON, VA — 10/3/2015) —- Last Saturday, the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) wrapped up an ambitious program of back-to-back racing weekends in both Maryland and Virginia that featured a slate of five Virginia-bred events, three graded stakes and the inaugural running of what could become a new tradition. “All three sessions turned out great and the entries were everything they hoped it …Read More »
  • $300,000 Virginia-bred Stakes Day Recap from Sept. 26 at Laurel

    Two Notch Road and Rose Brier successfully defended their 2014 titles in Saturday’s $300,000 Virginia-bred Stakes Extravaganza at Laurel Park which featured five $60,000 stakes. The former captured a one length score in the Punch Line Stakes while the latter won by two lengths in the Bert Allen Stakes. Interestingly, the same jockeys …Read More »
  • 2011 Virginia Derby Connections Score Saturday in Grade 3 Commonwealth Oaks at Laurel Park

    (LAUREL, MD. — 09/26/2015) —- The owner-trainer connections of 2011 Virginia Derby winner Air Support were back in the winner’s circle Saturday, scoring impressively with Onus in the 11th running of the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (Gr. 3) at Laurel Park. The Oaks, presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance, was the highlight of a …Read More »
  • Next Commission Meeting Scheduled for October 14th

    The next scheduled meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission will be held on October 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be held in West Reading Room of the Patrick Henry Building, located at 1111 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. We will post the meeting agenda when it …Read More »
  • October 24th International Gold Cup at Great Meadow

    Virginia’s next opportunity for parimutuel racing and wagering will be held at Great Meadow on October 24th. Below are the race conditions for the day and once again the VEA/VTA/VAHBPA will sponsor a hospitality tent for members and horsemen (details to follow). OCTOBER 24th INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP AT GREAT MEADOW …Read More »

Virginia Breeders Fund

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