WELCOME TO THE VIRGINIA THOROUGHBRED ASSOCIATION
The purpose of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) is to promote 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.
  • 2017 Virginia-Bred Champions Ceremony, Friday May 4th

    Join us for cocktails in the Turf Club tent at Great Meadow Friday evening May 5th for the annual Virginia-Bred Awards Ceremony. Cocktails and the Awards Ceremony celebrating Virginia’s leading breeders, owners and trainers are from 5:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M. Come early for the Kentucky Oaks. Betting machines will …Read More »
  • VIRGINIA GOLD CUP & KENTUCKY DERBY DAY – MAY 5th

    You, your guests and fellow Virginia horsemen will enjoy all the Gold Cup races and festivities PLUS all the Kentucky Derby action direct from Churchill Downs in the VTA/VHBPA’s VIP Turf Club.  Located on Members Hill overlooking the paddock, our Turf Club will provide you with everything needed to enjoy …Read More »
  • Proposed 2018 Virginia Bred/Sired/Certified Race Schedule; New Trainer and Owner Bonuses Added

    The Virginia Thoroughbred Association and  the Virginia HBPA announced the following Virgnia-Bred/Sired/Certified racing schedule for 2018, pending Virginia Racing Commission approval at their April 18th meeting. A new $20,000 series bonus has been added for both trainers and owners. $10,000 will be awarded to the leading point earning trainer and owner …Read More »
  • Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled for April 18th

    NOTICE OF VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION MEETING Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION TYLER BUILDING COURTROOM B 1300 EAST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, VA 23219 The agenda will be posted as soon as it becomes available.Read More »