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

Extravagant Kid and Mr. Jagermeister Take Down Saturday Stakes at Colonial Downs
August 19, 2019
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Four $100,000 Virginia/Bred Sired Stakes Highlight First Saturday Card At Colonial Downs
August 15, 2019
Eagle Point Farm's homebred filly What the Beep overtook longshot English Heiress in deep stretch to win the $100,000 M. Tyson Gilpin Stakes by a length in the first of four six-figure stakes races restricted to Virginia-Bred/Sired horses on August 10th. Forest Boyce rode the …Read More »
Godsey, Others In Virginia "Excited To Get This Back"
August 14, 2019
The following appeared in "The Racing Biz" and was written by Nick Hahn. For trainer Karen Dennehy Godsey of Eagle Point Farm in Ashland, VA, the first stakes win of her career came on the first stakes race of the brief, 15-day Colonial Downs meet, the M. Tyson Gilpin …Read More »
Colonial Downs Gets Second Chance To Make First Impression
August 9, 2019
The following appeared in The Racing Biz and was written by Frank Vespe. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Except when you do. And for Colonial Downs, that second chance arrived August 8 on a gorgeous summer evening, along with a festive crowd and a …Read More »
Preview Of Virginia-Bred Stakes Night On August 10th
August 7, 2019
NEW KENT, Va. (Aug. 7, 2019) -- Virginia-bred runners are featured Saturday night at Colonial Downs in four $100,000 stakes races, all to be contested over the Secretariat Turf Course and are the first such races to be run in the Commonwealth since 2013. Under new ownership of Peninsula …Read More »

Events

2019 Colonial Downs Condition Book
May 31, 2019
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Time to Get Your Virginia-Bred, Sired and Certified Yearlings Ready
May 14, 2019
SAVE THE DATE | June 23, 2019 THE $22,500 VIRGINIA YEARLING FUTURITY Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia - 9:00a.m. Entry forms will be maile the last week in …Read More »
2019 Colonial Downs Stakes Schedule
April 12, 2019
The 2019 Colonial Downs stakes schedule was released today. Stakes for Virginia-bred and sired horses are featured on both opening and closing weekends. The highlight of the meet is …Read More »
Listen to Steve Byk's Interview with Colonial Down's John Marshall and Jill Bryne
March 18, 2019
Steve Byk caught up with Colonial Down's Executive Vice-President John Marshall and Vice-President of acing Jill Bryne while they were at the National HBPA convention in Tampa …Read More »
Virginia Racing Commission Meeting, May 22nd
December 11, 2018
The next meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission is scheduled for Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom B of the Tyler Building, located at 1300 East …Read More »
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