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.

Race Results

News

Virginia's Horse Breeding and Racing Industry Produces Over $542 Million Economic Impact Edit
April 13, 2021
Study Highlights the Economic Benefits of Horse Breeding and Racing  Throughout the State  RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 12, 2021 - “And they're off…” When it comes to the horse racing industry in Virginia and the economic impact it is generating, that's an appropriate metaphor. According to a newly released study,  …Read More »
2021 Triple Crown Series Kicks Off With The Kentucky Derby On Saturday May 1
April 7, 2021
Thoroughbred Racing's Triple Crown Series returns to its normal date pattern this year after a 2020 season that saw Covid-related issues force the Kentucky Derby and Preakness to run in fall, and without spectators. The Kentucky Derby kicks off the Series May 1, followed by the Preakness on …Read More »
Virginia-Owned Extravagant Kid Wins Grade 1 Al Quoz Stakes In Dubai
March 29, 2021
The following appeared on Horse Racing Nation March 27 and was written by Ron Flatter. Extravagant Kid is a Kentucky-bred horse owned by Virginia businessman David Ross, who also is President of the Virginia HBPA. Extravagant Kid won the Grade 1, $1 million Al Quoz Sprint Stakes in Dubai …Read More »
Winner's Pictures From the Piedmont Hounds Point-To-Point March 20 In Upperville
March 26, 2021
Weekend #2 of the spring Point-to-Point season took place at the Salem Course in Upperville March 20 with the Piedmont Fox Hounds Point-to-Point which featured seven races. A total of 42 horses participated. Below are pictures from the festivities courtesy of Douglas Lees, who graciously provides …Read More »
Virginia Raised Sadler's Joy Set To Compete In Grade 2 Pan American Stakes March 27
March 26, 2021
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Events

UPDATE: 2021 Virginia Gold Cup - May 29, 2021
January 15, 2021
UPDATE: 2021 Virginia Gold Cup  May 29, 2021 vagoldcup.com 2021 Virginia Gold Cup Moved to May 29; Will Allow Spectators …Read More »
2021 Colonial Downs Racing Season - July-September, 2021
January 14, 2021
Click below for the a schedule of 2021 Stakes: 2021 Colonial Downs Stakes Schedule 2021 Colonial Downs Racing Season July 19 - September 1, 2021 Colonial Downs Racetrack, New Kent, Virginia …Read More »
2021 Yearling Futurity - September 1, 2021 (tentative)
January 13, 2021
2021 VTA Yearling Futurity (tentative) September 7, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Warrenton Horse Shows Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia …Read More »
2021 Warrenton Horse Show - September 1-5, 2021
January 12, 2021
2021 Warrenton Horse Show September 1-5, 2021 Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Warenton, Virginia …Read More »
2021 International Gold Cup Races - October 23, 2021
January 11, 2021
International Gold Cup Races Saturday, October 23 Great Meadow Race Course, The Plains, Virginia (540) 347-2612 vagoldcup/intl/race-day-information.com …Read More »