WELCOME TO THE VIRGINIA THOROUGHBRED ASSOCIATION
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.
  • 2015 ADW Handle Figures Show Optimism

    Virginia betting handle figures from Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) are in for calendar year 2015 and despite a drop of 15% from 2014, there are  reasons for optimism. A total of $79,478,622 was handled in 2015 versus $93,858,388 in 2014. EZ Horseplay, the Colonial Downs owned ADW that was top handle generator in 2014 with $34,992,284, …Read More »
  • KESWICK STABLE BRED, STELLAR WIND NAMED CHAMPION 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY

         Dominating the division in Southern California and a tough-as-nails defeat against the older Stopchargingmaria in the Breeders’ Cup was enough for Hronis Racing’s Stellar Wind to be named the Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old filly of 2015. The daughter of Curlin   earned the title over I’m a Chatterbox and Longines …Read More »
  • Virginia-bred Stellar Wind Nominated For Eclipse Award Tonite

    Virginia-bred Stellar Wind is up for an Eclipse Award tonite (Saturday Jan. 16) and you can view the ceremonies live via video streaming at www.xpressbet.com starting at 6:30 PM. Bred by Peggy Augustus’ Keswick Stables & Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, LLC, the daughter of Curlin is a finalist in the 3 …Read More »
  • Next VRC Meeting Scheduled for January 27th

    The January 20th Virginia Racing Commission was cancelled and has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, January 27th at 2:00 PM. It will be held at the State Corporation Commission Tyler Building, Courtroom B. The Tyler Building is located at 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, VA. 23219.   The agenda includes …Read More »
  • STALLION AUCTION SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

    Looking for great deals on seasons for your 2016 matings?  Be sure to participate in the VTA’s annual stallion season auction, held February 10th and 11th. It’s worth the wait, the VTA has the most comprehensive list of NG seasons around. We will start posting available  stallion seasons and bidding procedures …Read More »

Virginia Breeders Fund

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