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 Owner Bonus Program Set To Begin July 1

    The Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (VHBPA) and the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) will implement a new Owner’s Bonus program beginning this Friday July 1st that will reward owners of Virginia-bred horses that win an non stakes overnight race at  Mid-Atlantic region racetracks.  The new bonus program will add a 25% bonus to the purse earnings of any Virginia-bred that wins an unrestricted overnight race at a Maryland, West …Read More »
  • Queen Caroline Captures $60,000 Nellie Mae Cox Stakes Saturday At Pimlico

    Mike Matz’s Queen Caroline was victorious in the $60,000 Nellie Mae Cox Stakes and gave Virginia-based Amy Moore her first stakes win as a thoroughbred owner. The 3 year daughter of Blame beat 11 other fillies and mares in the 1 1/16th miles race courtesy of a big three wide …Read More »
  • Two Notch Road Upsets Exaggerated In Saturday’s White Oak Farm Stakes

    Betting favorite Exaggerated may have attracted most of the betting dollars but Two Notch Road stole the show in the $60,000 White Oak Farm Stakes for Virginia-bred horses Saturday at Pimlico. Bred by James Hackman and trained by Glenn Thompson, Two Notch Road captured his first win since last fall’s Punch Line Stakes victory …Read More »
  • Next Racing Commission Meeting Is June 21st

    The next Virginia Racing Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. The meeting will be held at the Tyler Building, Courtroom A, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219.      Read More »
  • Virginia/Maryland Day Highlights Closing Weekend at Pimlico

    Virginia-bred horses will get a chance to compete in a second “showcase” type day in Maryland this year on Saturday June 25th at Pimlico. The event is part of a new “Mid- Atlantic Day” race card that will feature a series of three stakes and two maiden races exclusively for state breds. This new program is in addition to the annual Virginia-Bred Stakes …Read More »

Virginia Breeders Fund

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