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.
  • Virginia-Bred Long On Value Will Compete In Dubai This Saturday

    There’s a lot of buzz in the racing world about Breeders’ Cup Classic and Pegasus World Cup winner Arrogate competing against 13 others in a start studded $10 Million Dubai World Cup, this Saturday March 25th. Virginia-bred Long On Value will also be competing Saturday as part of World Cup under card …Read More »
  • Derby Prep Race Season About To Reach Its Peak

    3 Saturdays In April, 6 HUGE Derby Prep Races! The top Kentucky Derby prep races of the season will be held the first three Saturdays in April. Three year old horses will be  looking to secure a spot in the starting gate on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs! Each track …Read More »
  • Virginia-Breds “March On” With Wins Around The Country

    Virginia-breds have been collecting wins all over the country in early March, from nearby Charles Town to distant venues like Sunland, Turf Paradise and Fonner Park. In all, seven Commonwealth-breds have connected at six different tracks. The month started with a win by Hot and Dangerous at Turf Paradise. The 6 year old …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 »
  • Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled For March 7th

    The next scheduled Virginia Racing Commission is scheduled for March, 7 2017 at 10:00 A.M.  It will be held at the State Corporation Commission Tyler Building, Courtroom A. The Tyler Building is located at 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, VA. 23219.Read More »

    Come catch California Chrome as he makes his final start in the Pegasus Cup at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Wager on the richest race in the world while enjoying the grand opening of our newest OTB,  Ponies and Pints at 110 N. 18th Street in Richmond or catch the action …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.