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

Photo Gallery: Colonial Downs Construction Continues At The New Kent Track
December 17, 2018
With thoroughbred racing returning to Colonial Downs in 2019, here are scenes from in-progress construction goings on at the New Kent track. Here are some shots from December 13th.   …Read More »
Live Racing To Return At Virginia's Colonial Downs Next Summer
December 13, 2018
The following appeared in The Paulick Report and is a press release from Colonial Downs  Colonial Downs Group is pleased to announce licensing today by the Virginia Racing Commission to return live racing to the Commonwealth along with approval to open a 600-unit historic horse racing (HHR) operation in …Read More »
Virginia 2018 Handle On Horse Racing Is Up Over 4% Through November
December 10, 2018
With one month to go in calendar year 2019, all source wagering handle from pari-mutuel activity in Virginia continues to trend ahead of last year. Through November, a total of $108,878,114 has been bet on horse racing on track, at the four in-state Off Track Betting ( …Read More »
Million Dollar-Plus Earning Virginia-Bred Long On Value Is Retired
December 7, 2018
The following appeared in Thoroughbred Daily News December 7th. Grade I-winning millionaire Long On Value (Value Plus-Long Message, by Orientate) will stand in Florida at Pleasant Acres Stallions for $2,500 for the 2019 breeding season. “Helen and I are excited to have the millionaire, Long On …Read More »
Celebrate First Anniversary Of Buckets OTB In Chesapeake December 7, 8
December 5, 2018
Racing fans are invited to celebrate the first anniversary of the Virginia Bets Off Track Betting Center at Buckets Bar & Grill on Friday December 7th and Saturday December 8th. The event will feature $500 in prize drawings, free programs, a free buffet and a free handicapping contest with $1,000 …Read More »

Events

Next Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled
November 7, 2018
NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION TYLER BUILDING COURTROOM B 1300 EAST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, VA 23219 1. Call to Order …Read More »
STALLION AUCTION SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
November 6, 2018
Looking for great deals on seasons for your 2019 matings?  Be sure to participate in the VTA's annual stallion season auction, held February 12th and 13th. It' …Read More »
Secretariat Birthplace Tours
October 7, 2018
TOUR THE BIRTHPLACE OF SECRETARIAT AT THE MEADOW Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register! Take our narrated Secretariat Birthplace Tour and walk …Read More »
Jonathan Thomas Seminar Videos From August 29th
August 29, 2018
We had a record number of entries and a great turn out for the Yearling Futurity on August 29th. Jonathan Thomas was kind enough to judge our entries during the …Read More »