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

MATCH Series For 2020 Canceled; Stakes Were Scheduled For Aug. 15 At Colonial Downs
April 8, 2020
The following speared on the MATCH Series website on April 8, 2020. It was written by Tom LaMarra. Colonial Downs had been scheduled to host a round of five $100,000 MATCH Series stakes races on Saturday August 15.  The partners in the highly acclaimed Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series ( …Read More »
Chowda Tops List of First Quarter Bonus Winners In VTA's Certified Residency Program
April 8, 2020
Chowda, a 3-year-old Virginia-Certified colt, who was one of 108 horses to win a bonus award in the first quarter of 2020 as part of the VTA's residency program initiative. The New York bred earned a capped reward of $10,000 --- highest of any --- from a …Read More »
Neil Morris Named Top 2019 Virginia-Based Trainer; Award Winners Announced Daily
April 7, 2020
Since the annual Virginia Breeders Awards ceremony and Virginia Gold Cup Races were pushed back to the weekend of June 19-20 at Great Meadow, we will announce a 2019 award winner each day over a 14 day period. We'll also post it to the Virginia Thoroughbred Association's …Read More »
Kimaru Builds The Legend of Gone West, Speightstown Sire Line
April 7, 2020
The following appeared in The Paulick Report on April 7. The past couple of months have been uncommonly successful demonstrations of the sire talent belonging to the Ashford Stud stallion Munnings (by Speightstown), and on April 4, the horse added another stakes victory with Kimari in the Purple Martin Stakes …Read More »
Embolden Named Top 2019 Virginia-Bred/Sired 2-Year-Old Male; Award Winners Announced Daily
April 6, 2020
Since the annual Virginia Breeders Awards ceremony and Virginia Gold Cup Races were pushed back to the weekend of June 19-20 at Great Meadow, we will announce a 2019 award winner each day over a 14 day period. We'll also post it to the Virginia Thoroughbred Association's …Read More »

Events

Horseman's WEBINAR
April 7, 2020
Wednesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. Please join us on a Zoom conference Wednesday evening, April 8th at 6:00 P.M. where VTA and VHBPA member Larry Johnson …Read More »
2020 Virginia Breeders Awards Ceremony
March 16, 2020
June 19, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia …Read More »
2020 Virginia Gold Cup Races
March 15, 2020
June 20, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia …Read More »
2020 Colonial Downs Schedule
March 14, 2020
Join us this summer at Colonial Downs for LIVE RACING! Details for the the following VTA event days will be updated as we get closer to opening day. July 23 - …Read More »
2020 VTA Yearling Futurity
March 13, 2020
September 2, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Warrenton Horse Shows Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia …Read More »
Racing in Virginia