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

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 »
Despite setbacks, Gold Cup optimistic about future
September 14, 2020
Established in 1922, the Virginia Gold Cup race meet in May attracts about 50,000 spectators, making it Fauquier County's largest event.   Photo/Don Del Rosso. Virginia Gold Cup Association President Will Allison hopes the spring meet in May will include spectators The following appeared in Fauquier Now …Read More »
Scenes From the Virginia Breeder's Fund Thoroughbred Yearling Futurity
September 11, 2020
On September 9, the annual $22,500 Thoroughbred Yearling Futurity took place at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds. Owners and breeders of Virginia-Bred and Virginia-Certified horses competed in three categories, and the top two in each advanced to a final round where Grand Champion and Reserve Champion honors …Read More »
2019 Causin Commotion Colt Takes Grand Champion Honors at Virginia Yearling Futurity 
September 9, 2020
Knockgriffin Farm's Virginia-Certified 2019 Causin Commotion colt took Grand Champion honors in the annual Virginia Breeders Fund 2020 Yearling Futurity, which was held September 9 at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds. The champion is owned/bred by Jim & Katie Fitzgerald at their Marshall, Virginia farm. The dark bay/ …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 »