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

Virginia Equine Alliance Executive Director Jeb Hannum Addresses Status Of Racing In 2020
April 1, 2020
Jeb Hannum is Executive Director of the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) which is made up of four member groups: The Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA), Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association, the Virginia Harness Horse Association (VHHA) and the Virginia Gold Cup Races. Given the unknown in regards to the Coronavirus …Read More »
NTRA Update on Federal Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
March 31, 2020
Below is a letter from Alex Waldrop, NTRA President and CEO. The NTRA's site has many helpful links to alert horsemen of various issues related to the Coronavirus pandemic. Access is available at www.ntra.com/covid-19/  NTRA Update on Federal Response to Coronavirus Pandemic March 26, 2020 …Read More »
Out for a Spin Named Top 2019 Virginia-Bred 3-Year-Old Filly; Award Winners Announced Daily
March 31, 2020
Since the annual Virginia Breeders Awards ceremony and Virginia Gold Cup Races were pushed back to the weekend of June 19-20 at Great Meadow, we will  announce a 2019 award winner each day over 14 consecutive days. We'll also post it to the Virginia Thoroughbred Association's facebook …Read More »
Annual Controlled Burn Of Colonial's Secretariat Turf Course Took Place March 30
March 30, 2020
At a time when everyone is seeking signs of a return to normalcy in the months ahead, Colonial Downs, in conjunction with the New Kent Fire Department and Virginia Department of Forestry, conducted a controlled burn of its Secretariat Turf Course Monday. The burn began at 4 PM under sunny …Read More »
Mr. Buff Named Top 2019 Virginia-Bred/Sired Older Dirt Male; Awards Announced Daily Through April 7
March 29, 2020
With the annual Virginia Breeders Awards ceremony and Virginia Gold Cup Races pushed back to the weekend of June 19-20 at Great Meadow, we thought announcing a 2019 award winner each day over 14 consecutive days would be a nice way to bring good news to the Commonwealth's …Read More »

Events

2020 Virginia Breeders Awards Ceremony
March 16, 2020
June 19, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia …Read More »
2020 Virginia Gold Cup Races
March 15, 2020
June 20, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia …Read More »
2020 Colonial Downs Schedule
March 14, 2020
Join us this summer at Colonial Downs for LIVE RACING! Details for the the following VTA event days will be updated as we get closer to opening day. July 23 - …Read More »
2020 VTA Yearling Futurity
March 13, 2020
September 2, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Warrenton Horse Shows Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia …Read More »
2020 International Gold Cup
March 12, 2020
October 24, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia …Read More »
Racing in Virginia