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

Colonial Downs To Feature Jump Racing During 2019 Summer Meet
March 14, 2019
The remodeled and reinvigorated Colonial Downs will open its 15-date meet on Thursday, Aug. 8, and will race on a three-day-a-week schedule through Saturday, Sept. 7. Racing will be on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays with the exception of Labor Day week, when the schedule will be …Read More »
Another Colonial Downs-Backed Rosie's Gaming Site Proposed For Chesapeake
March 13, 2019
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) -- 120 new jobs and millions in tax revenues for Chesapeake, those are the numbers expected for a new Rosie's gaming establishment proposed in the city, one of several in the works to support the return of the Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent County. The site …Read More »
Off To The Races Radio Show Back On The Air Every Saturday In Richmond And On Line
March 9, 2019
After a one-week hiatus, Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network returned to the airwaves on Saturday, March 9th at 10:00 a.m. The show featured newly minted Virginia Racing Commissioner Stephanie Nixon, a long time trainer at Colonial Downs, to discuss the most recent …Read More »
Colonial Downs Names Industry Veteran Allison De Luca As Racing Secretary
March 9, 2019
The following appeared in The Paulick Report March 4th. The Colonial Downs Group today announced that it has tapped Allison De Luca to serve as racing secretary. De Luca comes to Colonial Downs Group from Tampa Bay Downs in Tampa, Fla., where she has served as racing secretary since 2006. …Read More »
25 Virginia Certified Horses Collect Bonus Earning Wins In January/February
March 4, 2019
A total of 25 Virginia-Certified horses provided their respective owners with a 25% bonus from victories in January and February! Horses who complete a six month residency at a Virginia farm prior to December 31st of its two-year-old year are eligible for the bonus when they win …Read More »

Events

John Marshall Talks About Colonial's Plans for the 2019 Race Meet on the Steve Byk Show
December 21, 2018
Senior Vice President and General Manager John Marshall of Colonial Downs talks about the 2019 race meet on the Steve Byk show.  John lays out the plans for racing …Read More »
Virginia Racing Commission Meeting, February 14th
December 11, 2018
The next meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission is scheduled for Thursday February 14th at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom B of the Tyler Building, located at 1300 East Main …Read More »
STALLION AUCTION SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
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 »
Thoroughbred Auction