WELCOME TO THE VIRGINIA THOROUGHBRED ASSOCIATION
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 Winners Update

    Several Virginia-connected horses have been turning in back-to-back performances up and down the East Coast this month. Virginia-bred General Ike, bred by Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin and owned by Fox Hill Farms turned in a hat-trick at Delaware over the last three months. The 3-year-old son of Quiet American out… Read More »
  • RACING COMMISSION SENDS NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

    There will be a meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission held on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. This Special Meeting, regarding 2014 Thoroughbred Race weeks and days will be held in the Horsemen’s Building at Colonial Downs, 10700 Horsemen’s Road, New Kent, Virginia. The public will have an… Read More »
  • INDUSTRY UPDATE CONFERENCE CALL TONIGHT

    Tonight will be the second industry update conference call.  Bernie Hettel and Frank Petramalo will update you on the latest news on the negotiations between the Horsemen and Colonial Downs. After the update the phone lines will be open for your questions and comments. Call in number:  (844) 861-1152 Conference… Read More »
  • Last Chance To Register A 2014 Virginia Sire is August 31st

    August 31st is the late deadline to register any sire that covered mares in Virginia during the 2014 breeding season.  2014 registration makes a Virginia stallion eligible to receive awards based on the performance of his resulting 2015 foal crop. Stallion owners must submit to the VTA by August 31,… Read More »
  • Reminder: $15,000 VTA Yearling Futurity August 30

    [caption id="attachment_5539" align="aligncenter" width="614"] 2013 Grand Champion Yearling Filly by Desert Party bred by Nellie Mae Cox[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5702" align="alignleft" width="298"] Fasig-Tipton's Bayne Welker.[/caption] Just a reminder to get your 2013 Virginia bred yearlings out of the field and gussie them them up for the $15,000 VTA Yearling Futurity, August… Read More »
 

Virginia Breeders Fund

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