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.
  • Pair Of Horses Bred By Lady Olivia at North Cliff Win In Early December

    Four Virginia-breds reached the winners circle this past week including Galaxy Express and Wing Fighter, a pair bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff. Galaxy Express, who was 4th in the 2016 Jamestown Stakes, was best December 9th in a $27,000, one mile claiming race at Parx. The 3 year old …Read More »
  • Off Track Betting Returns To Henry County

    The following appeared in The Martinsville Bulletin November 30th.  COLLINSVILLE-Off-track betting will soon arrive at Collinsville’s Dutch Inn. On Wednesday, the Henry County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) granted a special use permit to the hotel, which will allow for off-track betting – state-sanctioned satellite wagering on horse racing – …Read More »
  • Trainer Jonathan Thomas’ Catholic Boy Wins The Grade 2 Remsen Stakes

    Congratulations to trainer Jonathan Thomas and Catholic Boy, who prevailed in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes December 2nd at Aqueduct. Jonathan is the son of Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) Track Superintendent John Dale Thomas.  The following piece appeared in bloodhorse.com.  It remains to be seen if Catholic Boy prefers turf or …Read More »

    Looking for great deals on seasons for your 2018 matings?  Be sure to participate in the VTA’s annual stallion season auction, held February 13th and 14th. 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 »
  • Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled for December 14th

    Notice is given that a meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission will be held on Thursday December 14, 2017 at 1:00, in Courtroom B of the Tyler Building, located at 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Agenda 1. Call to Order 2. Election of Chairman for 2018 3. Election …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 »