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 Horses Dominate in National Stakes Races

    July was a busy month for horses owned, bred and trained in the Commonwealth. Across the country, Virginia horses and horsemen were represented on the national stage. Two prestigious Virginia-raised horses, Wicked Strong and Tonalist, battled head-to-head down the stretch of the Grade II Jim Dandy at Saratoga, with Virginia-owned… Read More »
  • Horses to Watch This Weekend

    We have an exciting weekend ahead for Virginia horses! Be sure to tune into all the action to cheer these horses on. HORSE: TONALIST (VA-raised) Race: Grade II Jim Dandy, Saratoga Post Time: 6:01 PM Saturday [caption id="attachment_5623" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Despite lugging in under the shadow of the wire, Tonalist… Read More »
  • Virginia Winners Update

    Several Virginia-connected horses have been turning in back-to-back performances up and down the East Coast this month. Virginia-bred General Ike, bred by Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin and owned by Fox Hill Farms turned in a hat-trick at Delaware over the last three months. The 3-year-old son of Quiet American out… Read More »
  • Last Chance To Register A 2014 Virginia Sire is August 31st

    August 31st is the late deadline to register any sire that covered mares in Virginia during the 2014 breeding season.  2014 registration makes a Virginia stallion eligible to receive awards based on the performance of his resulting 2015 foal crop. Stallion owners must submit to the VTA by August 31,… Read More »
  • Reminder: $15,000 VTA Yearling Futurity August 30

    [caption id="attachment_5539" align="aligncenter" width="614"] 2013 Grand Champion Yearling Filly by Desert Party bred by Nellie Mae Cox[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5702" align="alignleft" width="298"] Fasig-Tipton's Bayne Welker.[/caption] Just a reminder to get your 2013 Virginia bred yearlings out of the field and gussie them them up for the $15,000 VTA Yearling Futurity, August… Read More »

Virginia Breeders Fund

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