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.
  • Racing Recap: Stakes winners, MSWs and near misses

    Virginia-bred made it a hat trick in the Saskatchewan Lotteries Handicap at Marquis Downs on Saturday, lodging a driving victory by the better part of 3 lengths. Owned by Wind Dancer Stable and Bill Meikle, the 3-year-old gelding is by Larry Johnson’s Legacy Farm’s Street Magician and out of the Nureyev …Read More »
  • Ned Evans Named Leading VA Breeder for 10th Time in 15 Years

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 30th annual National Awards Dinner will be held Friday, September 11 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky. The National Awards Dinner honors the achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 23 states and Canada. …Read More »
  • Loudon, Fauquier May Create Quarantine Facility Near Dulles

    Loudoun and Fauquier counties are considering conducting a joint study on the feasibility of having an equine quarantine facility at or near Dulles Airport, reports Loudon Business. The facility would act as a port of entry for horses coming to compete Great Meadow in The Plains, Loudoun Supervisor Janet S. Clarke …Read More »
  • VBF Yearling Futurity, Sept. 5th at Warrenton Horseshow

    It’s time to gussy up your Virginia-bred or Virginia-Sired yearlings for a chance to win big at the 14th annual $15,000 Virginia Breeder’s Fund Yearling Futurity to be held Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds. Even if you don’t have a yearling to show, …Read More »
  • Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled for July 29th

    The Virginia Racing Commission’s next scheduled meeting will be held July 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM,  in the Patrick Henry Building’s West Reading Room.  We anticipate the Commission will be asked to approve a new flat day at Great Meadow in September. As soon as an agenda is distributed we …Read More »

Virginia Breeders Fund

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