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


Virginia Equine Veterinarian, Owner Dr. Doug Daniels Elected National HBPA President
July 23, 2021
Horse owner and equine veterinarian Dr. Doug Daniels has been elected president of the National Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association, which represents thoroughbred racing owners and trainers through affiliates in a number of states. Daniels, who was unopposed for the National HBPA presidency, has been vice president of the Virginia …Read More »
Jockey Maria Rosana Scaldaferri Wins First Race In America Wednesday at Colonial Downs
July 23, 2021
Jockey Maria Rosana Scaldaferri, a native of Pergamino, Aregentina, reached the winners circle for the first time ever in America Wednesday afternoon (July 21) in the opening week finale at Colonial Downs, which ushered in its annual summer season on Monday. The 30-year-old rider had been winless in …Read More »
Colonial Downs Opens Its Racing Season With Record Opening Day Handle
July 20, 2021
Colonial Downs kicked off its 2021 racing season Monday with a record opening day handle of $2.66 million, spurred by a four-pack of $100,000 Virginia-restricted turf stakes races, and the return of fans to the New Kent track now in its third year under ownership of …Read More »
111 Horses Enter Colonial Downs' 9-Race Opening Day Card on Monday July 19
July 15, 2021
Opening day of the third Colonial Downs racing season under ownership of the Colonial Downs Group attracted a full entry box when the draw for Monday's (July 19) card was conducted Wednesday afternoon. A total of 111 horses are slated to compete in nine pari-mutuel races, five of …Read More »
Return of Horse Racing a Financial Boost for New Kent, State
July 12, 2021
The following appeared in The Tidewater Review July 2 and was written by David Macaulay. When thoroughbred racing returns to Colonial Downs on July 19, the people who place bets on the successful horses won't be the only winners. The prospect of a summer full of races and the …Read More »


2021 Colonial Downs Racing Season - July-September, 2021
July 6, 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 »
September 1, 2021 - VA Bred Stakes and 2019-2020 VTA Awards Presentations
July 5, 2021
Join us at Colonial Downs for the 2019-2020 VTA Awards on Wednesday, September 1. Details to follow. …Read More »
2021-2022 Call for Nominations to the VTA Board of Directors
July 5, 2021
Are you, or a VTA member you know, interested in joining the VTA Board? The Virginia Thoroughbred Association Board of Directors is comprised of 16 members. Directors are elected for …Read More »
2021 Yearling Futurity - September 8, 2021
January 13, 2021
2021 VTA Yearling Futurity September 8, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Warrenton Horse Shows Grounds, Warrenton, 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/ …Read More »