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.
  • VA-connected Honor Code Wins GII, VA-bred Valid Third

    It was another big week for Virginia-connected horses last week. Honor Code, part-owned by Virginia Racing Commission chairman Sarge Reynolds, ran a huge race to win the Grade II Gulfstream Park Handicap by half a length. The son of A.P. Indy has never been worse than second in six starts, …Read More »
  • VA-bred Wins California GIII

    Virginia-bred Stellar Wind kicked off her 2015 season with a bang on Saturday, winning the Grade III Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita. Bred by Peggy Augustus and Stonestreet Stables, the 3-year-old miss was a $86,000 yearling purchase at Timonium. After breaking slow in the 1 1/16-mile contest, Stellar Wind settled …Read More »
  • Secretariat’s Jockey Ron Turcotte Headlines Birthday Celebration March 27-29

    DOSWELL, VA—Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte, who piloted Secretariat to his historic Triple Crown victory in 1973, will headline the annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow March 27-29. Joining Turcotte at Secretariat’s birthplace will be Charlie Davis, who galloped “Big Red” as his exercise rider; acclaimed author Bill Nack, whose book …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. We will post the agenda as soon as it is released.Read More »
  • Click Here For Derby Day Details and Tickets

    The VTA wants to invite you to join us on racing’s biggest day of the year! A Turf Club ticket at the Gold Cup gives you exclusive access to the VTA & VHBPA Turf Club tent located on Members Hill overlooking the Paddock, all-day catered fare, full bar and VIP …Read More »

Virginia Breeders Fund

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