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.
  • Secretariat’s Jockey Ron Turcotte Headlines Birthday Celebration March 27-29

    DOSWELL, VA—Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte, who piloted Secretariat to his historic Triple Crown victory in 1973, will headline the annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow March 27-29. Joining Turcotte at Secretariat’s birthplace will be Charlie Davis, who galloped “Big Red” as his exercise rider; acclaimed author Bill Nack, whose book …Read More »
  • VA-bred Nabs Second Graded Stakes Score

    Long On Value, bred by Snow Lantern Thoroughbreds, continues to hit the winner’s circle for current connections Bill Mott, Wachtel Stable and George Kerr. The 4-year-old son of Value Plus won the Grade III Canadian Turf Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream by the better part of 2 lengths–despite being bumped at …Read More »
  • EHM Confirmed in an Additional Virginia Horse

    On Thursday, February 12, 2015, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) was notified of a horse in Loudoun County that tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), a neurological disease of horses caused by Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). On February 5 that horse exhibited a fever and was …Read More »
  • ‘Calm Before the Storm’ Book Release Party March 7

    Please join Herndon-based publisher Mascot Books and Kimberly Campbell to celebrate the release of Kimberly Campbell’s debut novel, “The Calm Before the Storm.” The event will be held at Fox Chase Farm in Middleburg (23323 Fox Chase Farm Lane) on Saturday, March 7 from 6-9 pm. Books may be purchased …Read More »

    VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION AGENDA FOR THE 3/5/2015 MEETING OF THE COMMISSION SECRETARIAT OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY PATRICK HENRY BUILDING EAST READING ROOM 1111 EAST BROAD STREET RICHMOND, VA 23219 Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 10:00 AM 1. Call to Order a. Introduction of new Commission member Charles Steger, PhD b. …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.