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

Finite Proves Best In Chilukki; May Head West Next For La Brea
November 23, 2020
The following appeared in The Paulick Report. VTA Executive Director Debbie Easter is a co-owner of 3-year-old Munnings filly, Finite, who captured a nice Grade 3 stakes win November 21 at Churchill Downs. With the win, Finite's bankroll stands at $757,869 from 11 career starts. …Read More »
Rosie's Gaming In Dumfries Eyes January Opening
November 18, 2020
The following appeared in the Prince William Times on 11/17/2020 and was written by Jill Palermo. Work has begun at the Triangle Shopping Center on the new Rosie's Gaming Emporium, which is now slated to open in early January, according to its parent company the Colonial Downs …Read More »
Online Betting Handle in Virginia Continues to Surge
November 12, 2020
Online betting handle on horse racing continues to flourish in Virginia as handle figures through the first ten months of 2020 were announced this week. The overall handle through October was $116,030,184 compared with $74,076,781 in 2020, good for an astonishing 56.64% increase. Top handle …Read More »
Virginia-Bred Kenny Had a Notion Trying Open Company In James F. Lewis III Stakes
November 12, 2020
The following appeared in The Paulick Report and was taken from a MJC press release.  Louis Ulman and Neil Glasser's Kenny Had a Notion, having won back-to-back stakes on different surfaces against restricted company, gets his biggest test to date in an attempt to extend his streak …Read More »
Mid-Atlantic Sees Significant Drop In Racing Fatalities Following Reforms
November 12, 2020
The following appeared in The Paulick Report November 11 and was provided by Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association COVID-19 forced Thoroughbred racing into what was for most a two-month hiatus, but the stakeholders in the Mid Atlantic turned the down time into an opportunity to focus on its Strategic …Read More »

Events

Virginia Stallion Season Auction
November 5, 2020
Virginia Stallion Season Auction February 10, 2021 …Read More »
2021 Virginia Gold Cup
November 5, 2020
SAVE THE DATE Virginia Gold Cup | May 1, 2020 For more information visit: vagoldcup.com …Read More »
International Gold Cup Races
September 5, 2020
International Gold Cup Races Saturday, October 24 12:30 pm Great Meadow Race Course, The Plains, Virginia (540) 347-2612 Fax: (540) 349-1829 www.vagoldcup.com …Read More »
Virginia Fall Races
September 4, 2020
Virginia Fall Races Saturday, October 10 1:00 pm Glenwood Park, Middleburg, Virginia (540) 687-9797 Fax: (540) 687-5811 fax www.vafallraces.com …Read More »
Foxfield Fall Races
September 3, 2020
Foxfield Fall Races Sunday, October 4 1:30 pm Charlottesville, Virginia (434) 293-9501 Fax: (434) 293-8169 fax www.foxfieldraces.com …Read More »