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.
  • 5 Virginia-Breds Connect For Their First Career Wins; One Go All Go Nearly Wins A Grade 2 Stakes

    Five Virginia-bred horses notched their first career wins this past week in a period that saw eight overall victories, while another come within a head of winning a Grade 2 stakes race. Returntasenda, Sophie’s Angel, Late Action, First Ballot and Ferdinanda all got their pictures taken for the first time. Returntasenda …Read More »
  • Charlie Davis, Exercise Rider For Secretariat, Battling Lung Cancer

    The Secretariat Team announced today that Charlie Davis, the colorful and engaging exercise rider for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, has been diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer and will immediately begin chemotherapy and radiation treatments to combat it. “Charlie is in good spirits and ready to take on this …Read More »
  • Stellar Wind Again Named Top Mid-Atlantic Horse

    or the second time in three years, Stellar Wind has been chosen as the top horse bred in the mid-Atlantic region in the final Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred/The Racing Biz Top Midlantic-bred Poll. One year after narrowly losing out to Maryland-bred Cathryn Sophia for Top Midlantic-bred honors, Stellar Wind, a Virginia-bred, edged …Read More »

    Looking for great deals on seasons for your 2018 matings?  Be sure to participate in the VTA’s annual stallion season auction, held February 13th and 14th. It’s worth the wait, the VTA has the most comprehensive list of NG seasons around. The available  stallion season list and bidding procedures are posted. …Read More »
  • Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled for February 12th

    NOTICE OF VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION MEETING Monday, February 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION TYLER BUILDING COURTROOM B 1300 EAST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, VA 23219 The agenda will be posted as soon as it becomes available.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 »