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-Bred Stakes & Maiden Events Set For Pimlico On June 25th

    Virginia-bred horses will get a chance to compete in a second “showcase” type day in Maryland this year on Saturday June 25th at Pimlico. The event is part of a new “Mid- Atlantic Day” race card that will feature a series of three stakes and two maiden races exclusively for Virginia- Breds. This new program is in addition to the annual Virginia-Bred Stakes …Read More »
  • Trio Of Virginia Connected Horses Have A Memorable Memorial Day

    A trio of horses with triple digit bankrolls — two Virginia-bred and one Virginia-owned, all gave their connections a memorable Memorial Day holiday by adding another chapter to their resumes. Code West made his first start of 2016 a thriller, edging Domain’s Rap by a neck at the wire in the 1 1/16th miles, $65,000 Jim Rasmussen …Read More »
  • Virginia-Breds Win At 6 Different Tracks In Week Leading To Memorial Day

    Virginia-bred horses scored wins at six different tracks around North America the week leading up to Memorial Day including a pair during opening week festivities at Delaware Park. Pauper’s Queen, an 8 year old daughter of Royal Academy bred by Atkins Homes Inc., started the week off by winning a $17,000 one mile …Read More »
  • Next Racing Commission Meeting Is June 21st

    The next Virginia Racing Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. The meeting will be held at the Tyler Building, Courtroom A, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219.      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 Breeders Fund

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