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.
  • Weekend Preview: National Trainers Come to VA Flat Races, VA-breds go to Kentucky GIs

    The $90,000 Virginia Gold Cup headlines a nine-race program with purses totaling over $430,000 on Saturday, May 2nd.  The Gold Cup is run at Great Meadow in Fauquier County and will host a mix of five steeplechase races and four flat races. In response to the success of the flat …Read More »
  • Virginia-bred Oaks Favorite Stellar Wind as a Yearling

    Virginia-bred Stellar Wind, bred by Keswick Stables and Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, is the likely favorite for Friday’s Grade I Kentucky Oaks. The daughter of Curlin recorded her final breeze on Friday, working six furlongs April 24 in 1:12 4/5 for trainer John Sadler. You can see how beautiful she was …Read More »
  • $5,000 Virginia Breeder’s Fund Yearling Futurity Bonus Awarded

    The VTA and the Virginia Breeder’s Fund would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners of the $5,000 Virginia Breeders Fund Yearling Futurity Bonus for 2014. Any Virginia-bred or Virginia-sired yearling that shows in the colt or filly yearling futurity class is eligible to compete for a percentage …Read More »

    Don’t stress over organizing a Gold Cup tailgate, join us for fun and wagering in the Turf Club on Derby day. We are near the paddock and the race viewing is superb. It’s a great way to entertain your clients but don’t wait until the last minute to get tickets. …Read More »
  • Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled For April 8th

    The Virginia Racing Commission has scheduled a meeting for April 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the East Reading Room of the Patrick Henry Building. Below is the agenda and directions to the meeting:   VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION AGENDA FOR THE 4/8/2015 MEETING OF THE COMMISSION SECRETARIAT OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY …Read More »

Virginia Breeders Fund

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