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.
  • EZ Horseplay Seeks Arbitration Against VHBPA

    Posted by Nick Hahn for The Racing Biz, October 24, 2014 Though Colonial Downs surrendered its license at the October 15th Virginia Racing Commission meeting, few believed that the track intended to relinquish its seat at the racing industry table.  Colonial’s latest move exhibits that point.  A Colonial Downs-affiliated company has… Read More »
  • Weekend Recap

    Virginia-trained Demonstrative claimed his third Grade I victory in a row in Saturday's Grand National at Far Hills. The 7-year-old son of Elusive Quality, owned by Jacqueline Ohrstrom and trained by Richard Valentine, added the $250,000 race to wins in the New York Turf Writers at Saratoga and the Lonesome… Read More »
  • At the Virginia Racing Commission, gray skies, then a downpour

    Posted by Nick Hahn on Oct 16, 2014 by Nick Hahn   The Virginia Racing Commission assembled under gray skies Wednesday morning and adjourned in a downpour of uncertainty. Many arrived at the meeting in downtown Richmond expecting a perhaps final showdown in a dispute between Colonial Downs and Virginia horsemen that’s been… Read More »
  • JOIN US IN THE TURF CLUB FOR WAGERING AND FUN AT THE INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP

    An invitation from the VTA and VAHBPA Celebrate the 76th International Gold Cup in Virginia JOIN US IN THE TURF CLUB FOR THE BEST IN VIRGINIA RACING! Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. at Great Meadow Have you been missing live racing? Come wager and enjoy the Old Dominion Turf… Read More »
  • Important Racing Commission Meeting October 15th

    Please try and attend the Virginia Racing Commission meeting next Wednesday  in order to  show your support for the VHBPA as the Horsemen's representative.  The Commission has been asked to make a decision whether, the VHPBA or the ODTHA, a group formed and financed by Colonial Downs, will represent Virginia… Read More »
 

Virginia Breeders Fund

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