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.


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 »
Colonial Downs Plans Rich 2019 Fall Meet To Kick Off Revival
December 1, 2018
The following appeared in The Daily Racing Form and wax written by Matt Hegarty. In 2013, Colonial Downs, Virginia's only Thoroughbred track, went out with a whimper. In 2019, the track plans to come back with a bang. Buoyed by new ownership and the prospect of tens of millions …Read More »
Racing Revival Article In Richmond Magazine
November 30, 2018
Racing Revival With Colonial Downs set to reopen in New Kent, Virginia officials hope off-site gambling will boost the equine industry by Gary Robertson November 28, 2018 Illustration by Iain Duffus The Virginia General Assembly approved expansion of horse-race gambling this year by endorsing legislation to permit historical …Read More »
Greyvitos To Enter Return Race; May Target Grade I Malibu
November 29, 2018
The following appeared in Horse Racing Nation's website this week. Greyvitos is a 3 year old Virginia-bred colt who has won $319,345 from six career starts. He was bred by Audley Farm Equine and is by Malibu Moon out of Snow Top Mountain by Najran. Graded stakes …Read More »


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 Notice is given that …Read More »
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 »