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.
  • Popular Maryland Horse Ben’s Cat Euthanized July 19th

    by Frank Vespe Ben’s Cat, the 11-year-old gelding who won 26 stakes, helped catapult owner-breeder-trainer King Leatherbury into the Hall of Fame, and along the way captured the hearts of most of the racing world, was euthanized today because of complications that arose from July 6 colic surgery. His death …Read More »
  • Virginia-Bred Weekend Captures Maiden Special Weight Restricted Race Saturday At Laurel

    Congratulations to 3-year-old filly Weekend, who captured a $25,000 maiden special weight race exclusively for Virginia-bred fillies and mares Saturday July 15th at Laurel. Bred and owned by Mr. & Mrs. Bertram Firestone, the daughter of Henny Hughes was best in a field of seven, who competed six furlongs. She prompted …Read More »
  • Dortmund Back Training At Los Alamitos

    The following appeared in Bloodhorse.com July 14th. It was written by Jeremy Balan. Multiple grade 1 winner Dortmund, who was retired from racing in April, is back in training at Los Alamitos Race Course, trainer Art Sherman said July 13. Los Alamitos’ stable records indicate Kaleem Shah’s 2015 Santa Anita …Read More »
  • Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled for August 17th

    Notice is given that a meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM, 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 »