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.
  • April 26th Open Barn Event at TRF James River Correctional Facility

    Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to Hold Open Barn at Correctional Facility Sunday, April 26, 2015, 10-2 “Adopt a Thoroughbred Day” Del. Peter Farrell to Make Presentation The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River will be holding an Open Barn at the James River Work Center on Sunday, April 26, from 10 a.m. …Read More »
  • VA-bred now likely favorite for Grade I Kentucky Oaks

    Virginia-bred Stellar Wind is now likely to be the favorite for the Grade I Kentucky Oaks on May 1 after a dominant win in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on Saturday. Bred by Keswick Stables and Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, the daughter of Curlin romped by 5 1/4-lengths in the 1 1/16-mile …Read More »
  • Conditions For Flat Races at the Gold Cup

    Great Meadow Race Course The Plains, Virginia Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 1:00 PM 3rd Race-Maiden Flat Purser $30,000.  For Three-Year-Olds and Upward. (Virginia Bred, Sired or Owned Preferred.) Three-year-olds, 140 lbs.; older, 145 lbs.  The result of this race does count toward a horse’s official record. Seven Furlongs on …Read More »
  • Order Tickets Here, Don’t Miss Out On The Derby Day Fun!

    Don’t stress over organizing a Gold Cup tailgate, join us for fun and wagering in the Turf Club on Derby day. We are near the paddock and the race viewing is superb. It’s a great way to entertain your clients but don’t wait until the last minute to get tickets. …Read More »
  • Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled For April 8th

    The Virginia Racing Commission has scheduled a meeting for April 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the East Reading Room of the Patrick Henry Building. Below is the agenda and directions to the meeting:   VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION AGENDA FOR THE 4/8/2015 MEETING OF THE COMMISSION SECRETARIAT OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY …Read More »

Virginia Breeders Fund

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