The Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA)
is a 501(c)(5) organization dedicated to promoting 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.

News

Marsha Hudgins Brings Business Background To New Racing Commissioner Role
July 6, 2020
Marsha Hudgins, owner and CEO of Hudgins Contracting Corporation, has been appointed newest Commissioner of the five person Virginia Racing Commission (VRC), joining Chairman D.G. Van Clief Jr., Vice-Chairman Stuart Siegel, J. Sargeant Reynolds, Jr., and Stephanie Nixon. The VRC's mission is to promote, sustain, grow and …Read More »
Colonial Downs To Open 2020 Thoroughbred Meet On July 27 With Limited Spectator Attendance
July 3, 2020
New Monday thru Wednesday Evening Schedule   Stall demand exceeds supply  NEW KENT, Va. (July 3, 2020) - Officials of Colonial Downs Group, a subsidiary of Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, today announced that its 2020 Thoroughbred meeting would begin on Monday, July 27, with provisions for a limited number of spectators in attendance  …Read More »
Samantha Randazzo Is Well Prepared For Safety Compliance Officer Role at Colonial Downs 
July 2, 2020
When the stable area at Colonial Downs Racetrack opens July 13, Samantha Randazzo will begin her first stint as a Safety Compliance Officer, a job that is part of the new Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to reduce equine fatalities. Her "Best Practices" position focuses on 23 different responsibilities to ensure …Read More »
Virginia Yearling Futurity Set For September 9; Rick Abbott Named Judge
July 1, 2020
The annual 2020 Virginia Breeders Yearling Futurity will be held Wednesday September 9 at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds from 9 AM - 1 PM. A total of $22,500 in awards will be on the line. Even though Labor Day weekend's Warrenton Horse Show has been cancelled, the Futurity …Read More »
Virginia-Bred Tops Day #1 Of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale; Sells For $1.1 Million
June 29, 2020
Monday, June 29, 2020 The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale saw healthy returns during its opening session on Monday, including a seven-figure sale to the connections of last year's record-setting sale topper. A colt by Uncle Mo topped the session when sold for $1,100, …Read More »

Events

2020 Virginia Gold Cup, June 27, 2020, 10 am - 6 pm, Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia
June 18, 2020
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2020 Colonial Downs Schedule
June 16, 2020
July 23 - Opening Day of Virginia Bred Stakes Races August 28 - Virginia Bred Stakes Race September 1 - Derby Day at Colonial Downs …Read More »
2020 Kentucky Derby Day at Virginia's OTBs, September 5
June 14, 2020
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2020 VTA Yearling Futurity, September 9, 2020, 9 am - 1 pm, Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia
June 12, 2020
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2020 Foxfield Races, October 4, 2020, Charlottesville, Virginia
June 10, 2020
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Racing in Virginia