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-Breds Score a Hat Trick of Wins at Penn National Over 2-Day Period Last Week

    A trio of Virginia-bred horses scored victories at Penn National this past week including a pair of five year olds — Anybodyreallyknow and Maid To Run —and a three year old — Turks and Chaos. Anybodyreallyknow connected in a $21,900 six furlong claiming sprint on Saturday over seven other foes. The Holy …Read More »
  • Letter to Virginia Horsemen – Update from Equine Alliance Moving Forward

    Dear Virginia Horsemen: As most of you may know, the Virginia Racing Commission unanimously denied Colonial Downs’ request of 2016 race dates at their monthly meeting this past Tuesday. I’d like to address a question that’s been asked many times since the decision was rendered —  What does this mean for the both the immediate and long term …Read More »
  • Virginia-bred Horses Win at 5 Different Tracks from November 11-15

    The Lael Stables’ Exaggerated got back on the winning track, and Virginia-bred horses scored wins at 5 different venues from November 11 – 17. Here’s the latest recap. Exaggerated, who won the $60,000 Oakley Stakes at Laurel Park September 26 on Virginia-bred Stakes Day, made it three wins in four career starts by winning a 5 …Read More »
  • Racing Commission Hearings set for November 17th

    Below is the Virginia Racing Commission’s notice of hearings scheduled for November 17, 2015. Also included are the hearing notices sent to both Twin Spires and Colonial Downs.    Read More »
  • Next Commission Meeting Scheduled for October 14th

    The next scheduled meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission will be held on October 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be held in West Reading Room of the Patrick Henry Building, located at 1111 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. We will post the meeting agenda when it …Read More »

Virginia Breeders Fund

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