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.


Colonial Downs plans June 2019 opening for new gambling facility in South Richmond
November 15, 2018
BY GRAHAM MOOMAW Richmond Times-Dispatch There was no dirt to shovel in the asphalt expanse of the old Kmart parking lot, so representatives from Colonial Downs and the city of Richmond did the next best thing. They unfurled a "Coming Soon" banner outside the former big-box store off …Read More »
Horseshoe Hills Farm's Stephanie Nixon Appointed To The Virginia Racing Commission
November 13, 2018
Stephanie Nixon, long time Board member of both the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association, has been appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to serve on the Virginia Racing Commission effective November 2nd. She will replace the vacant Commissioner's seat previously held by Dr. Charles Steger, …Read More »
Penny Chenery's Final Resting Place Is Virginia
November 7, 2018
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Lady Olivia at Northcliff's Accountable Captures Second Straight Old Dominion Turf Championship
November 7, 2018
Accountable wore down front running favorite Jump Ship at the head of the stretch, then went on to a 1 1/4 length triumph in the $35,000 Old Dominion Turf Championship October 27th at Great Meadow. The 4-year-old Cosa Vera gelding captured the same 1 1/4 …Read More »
Well Matched Field For Montpelier's Noel Laing This Saturday In Virginia
November 1, 2018
A well-matched field of nine will line up for Saturday's $40,000 Noel Laing Handicap, the featured race of the 84th annual Montpelier Hunt Races in Virginia. The race meet on the grounds of James and Dolley Madison's historic home will kick off with a 12:30 …Read More »


Thanksgiving Weekend Stakes Bonanza at Virginia Bets OTBs
November 7, 2018
Thanksgiving weekend provides horseplayers with a feast of stakes races to watch and wager from tracks around the country. On Thanksgiving Eve, the action starts at Zia Park and Penn …Read More »
Next Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled
November 7, 2018
NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION TYLER BUILDING COURTROOM B 1300 EAST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, VA 23219 Notice is given that …Read More »
November 6, 2018
Looking for great deals on seasons for your 2019 matings?  Be sure to participate in the VTA's annual stallion season auction, held February 12th and 13th. It' …Read More »
Secretariat Birthplace Tours
October 7, 2018
TOUR THE BIRTHPLACE OF SECRETARIAT AT THE MEADOW Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register! Take our narrated Secretariat Birthplace Tour and walk …Read More »
Jonathan Thomas Seminar Videos From August 29th
August 29, 2018
We had a record number of entries and a great turn out for the Yearling Futurity on August 29th. Jonathan Thomas was kind enough to judge our entries during the …Read More »