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.

Race Results

News

Times Are Changing In Steeplechase Racing; New Easyfix Fences Made Their Debut In April
April 28, 2021
A steeplechase braintrust has been working for years to noodle out a new design that keeps everything we love about jump racing (fast horses jumping fast over hurdles designed to be negotiated at speed) and eliminates everything we don't All hurdle races at the April 18 Loudoun Hunt Point- …Read More »
The Kentucky Derby Is Saturday May 1; Post Position Breakdown Of The Field
April 28, 2021
The following is a newsletter that is written by John Cherwa of the Los Angeles Times.  There are plenty of places in Virginia to wager the annual “Run for the Roses. Betting is available at any VA-Horseplay Off Track Betting Center in Henrico (Breakers), Chesapeake (Buckets) and Collinsville (The …Read More »
Condition Book For 2021 Colonial Downs Summer Racing Season Now Available Online
April 24, 2021
Attention Horsemen --- the Condition Book for the 2021 summer meet in New Kent is now available online at Colonial-Downs-2021-Condition-Book.pdf (colonialdowns.com). Hardcopy editions will be printed the week of April 26. The season will run from July 19 - September 1 with racing every Monday, Tuesday …Read More »
Virginia's Horse Breeding and Racing Industry Produces Over $542 Million Economic Impact
April 13, 2021
Study Highlights the Economic Benefits of Horse Breeding and Racing  Throughout the State  RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 12, 2021 - “And they're off…” When it comes to the horse racing industry in Virginia and the economic impact it is generating, that's an appropriate metaphor. According to a newly released study,  …Read More »
2021 Triple Crown Series Kicks Off With The Kentucky Derby On Saturday May 1
April 7, 2021
Thoroughbred Racing's Triple Crown Series returns to its normal date pattern this year after a 2020 season that saw Covid-related issues force the Kentucky Derby and Preakness to run in fall, and without spectators. The Kentucky Derby kicks off the Series May 1, followed by the Preakness on …Read More »

Events

UPDATE: 2021 Virginia Gold Cup - May 29, 2021
January 15, 2021
UPDATE: 2021 Virginia Gold Cup  May 29, 2021 vagoldcup.com 2021 Virginia Gold Cup Moved to May 29; Will Allow Spectators …Read More »
2021 Colonial Downs Racing Season - July-September, 2021
January 14, 2021
Click below for the a schedule of 2021 Stakes: 2021 Colonial Downs Stakes Schedule 2021 Colonial Downs Racing Season July 19 - September 1, 2021 Colonial Downs Racetrack, New Kent, Virginia …Read More »
2021 Yearling Futurity - September 1, 2021 (tentative)
January 13, 2021
2021 VTA Yearling Futurity (tentative) September 7, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Warrenton Horse Shows Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia …Read More »
2021 Warrenton Horse Show - September 1-5, 2021
January 12, 2021
2021 Warrenton Horse Show September 1-5, 2021 Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Warenton, Virginia …Read More »
2021 International Gold Cup Races - October 23, 2021
January 11, 2021
International Gold Cup Races Saturday, October 23 Great Meadow Race Course, The Plains, Virginia (540) 347-2612 vagoldcup/intl/race-day-information.com …Read More »