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.
  • Fields Are Set For Saturday’s (June 24) Maryland-Virginia Breeders’ Day Card

    This piece appeared on The Racing Biz website and was written by Frank Vespe. Listen to The Racing Biz radio Saturday mornings on Richmond’s ESPN 950-AM from 10-11 AM.. A pair of graded stakes winners, multi-millionaire Ben’s Cat and hard-hitting middle-distance star Rose Brier, headline Saturday’s day of six restricted stakes …Read More »
  • Maryland-Virginia Breeders’ Day At Laurel Park Set For Saturday June 24

    Virginia Breeders’ Day will feature a four pack of $75,000 Virginia-bred turf stakes — the second editions of the Edward Evans, Nellie Mae Cox and White Oak Farm Stakes, and the inaugural Tyson Gilpin Stakes. A pair of 5 1/2 furlong maiden turf sprints for Virginia-breds will also be carded — one for colts and another for fillies/mares. Early nominations …Read More »
  • Champion Hansel, 1991 Preakness & Belmont Winner, Euthanized In Virginia At 29

    The following piece appeared in The Paulick Report June 14th. Lazy Lane Farm’s Hansel, winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, and subsequently an Eclipse Award winner as champion 3-year-old male of 1991, was euthanized Tuesday at his owner’s farm in Upperville, Va., due to the infirmities of old age. He had …Read More »
  • Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled for July 6th

    The next meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission is scheduled for Thursday July 6, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., in Courtroom B of the Tyler Building, located at 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.Read More »
  • 2017 Virginia-Bred Race Schedule

    The VHBPA and the Maryland Jockey Club are planning three days of Virginia-Bred/Sired racing at Laurel Park in 2017. The intended series has races for colts and fillies going long as well as colts and fillies that sprint. Commonwealth Day, September 30th, the highlight of the series features both the …Read More »
  • VTA Yearling Futurity Scheduled for August 30th at the Warrenton Horse Show

    Get your Virginia-bred or Virginia-Sired yearlings ready for a chance to win big at the 16th annual $15,000 Virginia Breeder’s Fund Yearling Futurity to be held Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds. Even if you don’t have a yearling to show, come out and …Read More »
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Virginia Breeders Fund

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