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.
  • Betting Handle In Virginia Continues To Rise

    Virginia wagering figures on horse racing have been tabulated for the month of March 2017 and the first quarter itself, and handle placed via the four partner Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) sites continues to rise. TVG, which handled $2,724,759 in bets from Virginians last month, continues to lead the way in activity. TwinSpires and XPressBet though, each had their …Read More »
  • Virginia-Breds Thrive Over Easter Weekend

    Virginia-breds had a solid Easter weekend, bagging five wins over Saturday and Sunday then for an encore, collected additional wins the immediate Monday and Tuesday after. Horses bred by Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin reached the winners circle three times in that span — Lovin d’Cause, Talk Less and the hot American Dubai. The wins came respectively …Read More »
  • American Dubai Rolls To Victory In The $150,000 Sunland Park Handicap

    American Dubai was on the Derby trail early in 2016 and has blossomed at the current Sunland Park meet as a 4 year old. Bred by Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin, the E Dubai colt has won 4 straight at Sunland including the $150,000 Sunland Park Handicap Easter weekend. Here’s the recap from the …Read More »
  • The Virginia Gold Cup in The Turf Club

    Enjoy a great day of racing and fun at the Turf Club. By purchasing tickets to our Spring Turf Club event you will help support the retired horses at Montpelier TRF. Your ticket includes: catered lunch, open bar, bourbon tasting and a prize drawing. Come have fun while supporting the …Read More »
  • Virginia-Bred Awards Party Friday May 5th – 5:00 PM at Great Meadow

    There’s no prettier place for an after work cocktail party to celebrate the 2016 Virginia-Bred champions and Virginia’s leading breeders, owners, and trainers! Join us at The Turf Club at Great Meadow, Friday May 5th, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Show up in time to watch the Kentucky Oaks – …Read More »
  • The Virginia Horse Festival March 24th – 26th at The Meadow Event Park

    The Virginia Horse Festival will be held Friday March 24th through Sunday March 26th at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell. The Horse Festival is an all breed trade show and features a celebration of Secretariat’s Birthday. There will be engaging and educational clinics, demonstrations and seminars given by the …Read More »
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Virginia Breeders Fund

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