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.
  • Nearly 200 Horses Nominated To September 30th “Commonwealth Day” Card At Laurel

    All eight stakes, led by the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G2), $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (G3) and $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3), will be contested over Laurel’s world-class turf course. Topping the 29 nominees to the Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup for 3-year-olds and up at one mile is WinStar Farm’s American …Read More »
  • Nominations For “Commonwealth Day” Card At Laurel Close September 21

    Eight Turf Stakes, Three Graded, Worth $850,000 in Purses Saturday, Sept. 30 LAUREL, MD – Nominations close Thursday, Sept. 21 for eight stakes, three graded, worth $850,000 in purses as part of the ‘Class on the Grass’ program for Commonwealth Day, Saturday Sept. 30, at Laurel Park. All eight stakes, …Read More »
  • Secretariat’s Owner, Penny Chenery, Passes Away At The Age Of 95

    The following appeared on Bloodhorse.com September 17th. Helen “Penny” Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat and a well-loved figure in her own right as a champion of Thoroughbreds and women in business and sports, died Sept. 16, in her Colorado home following complications from a stroke. She was …Read More »
  • September 30th Is Commonwealth Day at Laurel Park

    Get ready and come join us for Virginia’s biggest day of flat racing at Laurel Park on September 30th. The exciting card includes five Virginia-bred stakes: the Jamestown Stakes, 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf for two-year-olds; the Oakley Stakes, 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf for three-year-old and up …Read More »
  • Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled for November 14th

    Notice is given that a meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 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 »