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 Racing Commission Meeting Recap From Wednesday April 27

    The Virginia Racing Commission (VRC) held its monthly meeting yesterday at the John Tyler Building in downtown Richmond and the members of the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) provided progress updates on the upcoming Virginia Gold Races, Off Track Betting Centers, harness racing at Shenandoah Downs and thoroughbred racing at Morven Park. Dr. Will …Read More »
  • Virginia-Breds Enjoy a Prosperous Saturday

    Saturday was a big day for Virginia-bred horses as four got to the winners circle, all at different tracks. Rose Brier, bred by William Backer, captured the $75,000 Henry Clark Stakes at Laurel while All Call, bred by Morgan’s Ford Farm, won a starter optional claimer at Hawthorne. Lockport, bred by the …Read More »
  • TVG, XPressBet & Twin Spires Show March Business Increases From Virginians

    Wagering figures are in for the month of March and once again, TVG, XPressBet and Twin Spires showed significant increases in betting handle from Virginia residents when compared to the same month a year prior. Total combined handle from the trio in March was $5,661,814, and when added to January’s $5,771,149 …Read More »
  • 2015 Virginia Bred Award Celebration, May 6th

    Come enjoy a cocktail in the Turf Club to celebrate Virginia’s 2015  Thoroughbred Champions. Congratulate the Commonwealth’s best horses, breeders, owners and trainers. Everyone is welcome at 5:00 pm in the Turf Club at Great Meadow. Come early to make your wagers for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. Call …Read More »
  • Virginia Horse Industry Board to Sponsor Wager ‘N Win Day at The Virginia Gold Cup, May 7th

    Come enjoy live racing and wagering at the Virginia Gold Cup.  Let our experts help you tune up your handicapping skills. Learn how year round wagering benefits Virginia’s entire horse industry. Virginia racing needs more fans, so bring you friends and help them experience all the fun associated with racing …Read More »

Virginia Breeders Fund

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