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

Virginia-Breds Holly Hundy, Lenstar Continue To Propser In Late September
September 29, 2020
Two Virginia-Bred horses saw their earnings surge into new six-digit levels courtesy of wins this past weekend. Holly Hundy's victory at Santa Anita pushed her career bankroll to $206,713 while Lenstar's allowance score at Belmont pushed his to $300,767. The pair were both bred …Read More »
Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale Scheduled For October 5-6 at Timonium
September 25, 2020
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 553 yearlings for its 2020 Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 5-6.  The auction, which will be held immediately following the rescheduled Preakness Stakes, will be conducted at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. Hips 1-200 will …Read More »
October 10 Virtual Pony Swim Fundraiser Will Support James River Horse Foundation
September 25, 2020
Get ready for one of the more unique fundraisers to take place during the Covid pandemic — the James River Horse Foundation will be hosting a virtual Pony Swim on Saturday October 10! The group will be launching a number of pony “rubber ducks” in Stagg Creek in Ashland from Horseshoe …Read More »
Online Betting Handle In Virginia Continues To Surge as Calendar Rolls Into Fall
September 16, 2020
Online betting handle on horse racing continues to surge in Virginia as handle figures through the first eight months of 2020 were announced. The overall handle through August was $91,903,837 compared with $62,223,376 in 2020, good for an astonishing 47.7% increase. Top handle producer of …Read More »
Five $75,000 Stakes For Virginia-Bred/Sired Horses Scheduled Friday October 9 at Laurel
September 14, 2020
The five Virginia-Bred/Sired stakes that were scheduled to run the last night at Colonial Downs have been rescheduled and will run at Laurel Park on October, 9, 2020. Each stake will have a $75,000 purse and all runners will be guaranteed at least a $5,000 purse. …Read More »

Events

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 »
Blue Ridge Hunt Point to Point
September 2, 2020
Blue Ridge Hunt Point to Point Saturday, September 19 1:00 pm Woodley Farm, Berryville, Virginia (540) 636-0500 (540) 974-0500 www.blueridgehunt.org …Read More »
Old Dominion Hounds Point to Point
September 1, 2020
Old Dominion Hounds Point to Point Saturday, September 12 12:00 noon Ben Venue Farm, Ben Venue, Virginia (540) 364-4573 (540) 636-1507 olddominionhounds.com …Read More »