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

Golden Having Too Much Fun With Parisian Diva
September 12, 2019
The following appeared in The Paulick Report September 12th. Melinda Golden of Hancock, Md., has owned horses since 1969 but has never had as much fun as she's currently enjoying with her homebred filly Parisian Diva. The 3-year-old West Virginia-bred by Freedom Child out of Paris …Read More »
Rebirth Of Virginia's Colonial Downs A 'Feel-Good Story'
September 6, 2019
The following appeared in The Paulick Report and was written by Natalie Voss. It's a rarity in horse racing to find a place, be it physical or conceptual, where people can agree. It's also unusual to hear about a track opening in 2019, which has already seen the …Read More »
Stakes Winners Carry Rouse Highweights In Steeplechase Stakes Sept. 7 At Colonial
September 4, 2019
Courtesy of National Steeplechase Association website; written by Don Clippinger Stakes winners Bercasa and Wigwam Bay will carry the 155-pound highweights for Colonial Downs' $50,000 Randolph D. Rouse Handicap for fillies and mares on Saturday. The 2 ¼-mile Rouse Handicap attracted a field of 10 and will help …Read More »
Five-Pack Of $100,000 Virginia-Bred Stakes Races Highlight Colonial Downs Closing Night Card Saturday Sept. 7
September 4, 2019
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Kensington Court, Jump Ship Win Colonial Jump Races On August 24th
August 26, 2019
Oakwood Stable's Kensington Court opened a yawning lead for much of Saturday's $25,000 ratings handicap and held on deep in the Colonial Downs stretch to win by a nose over newly imported Querry Horse. Robert A. Kinsley's Al, half of a 7-to-5 favored entry, …Read More »

Events

2019 Colonial Downs Condition Book
May 31, 2019
Link to Colonial Downs Condition Book …Read More »
Time to Get Your Virginia-Bred, Sired and Certified Yearlings Ready
May 14, 2019
SAVE THE DATE | June 23, 2019 THE $22,500 VIRGINIA YEARLING FUTURITY Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia - 9:00a.m. Entry forms will be maile the last week in …Read More »
2019 Colonial Downs Stakes Schedule
April 12, 2019
The 2019 Colonial Downs stakes schedule was released today. Stakes for Virginia-bred and sired horses are featured on both opening and closing weekends. The highlight of the meet is …Read More »
Listen to Steve Byk's Interview with Colonial Down's John Marshall and Jill Bryne
March 18, 2019
Steve Byk caught up with Colonial Down's Executive Vice-President John Marshall and Vice-President of acing Jill Bryne while they were at the National HBPA convention in Tampa …Read More »
Virginia Racing Commission Meeting, May 22nd
December 11, 2018
The next meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission is scheduled for Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom B of the Tyler Building, located at 1300 East …Read More »
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