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

Colonial Downs' 21-Day Thoroughbred Meet Begins July 19; Barn Area Opens July 5
June 10, 2021
A total of 25 stakes races worth more than $2.7 million will be offered at the upcoming seven-week Thoroughbred racing season at Colonial Downs — from July 19 through Sept. 1 — featuring a minimum $500,000 in average daily purses, the Grade 3 $250,000 New Kent County Virginia …Read More »
American Contingent Arrives For Royal Ascot; Virginia-Owned Extravagant Kid, Maven Eyeing King's Stand
June 10, 2021
Virginia businessman David Ross's Extravagant Kid, a $1.5 million earning horse, has landed overseas and is all set to compete in the prestigious Royal Ascot meet this month! Known as the highlight of the flat racing season in Britain, the 8-year-old Kiss The Kid gelding will …Read More »
Horsemen To Have First Preference For Extra Tables, Boxes & Seats at Colonial Downs Based On Loosening Of Covid Restrictions
June 4, 2021
The Colonial Downs racing season kicks off in six weeks and there is good news to share based on the Governor's most recent May 28 loosening of Covid-related restrictions at sporting events, attractions and restaurants.   To date, Colonial has been selling seats and tables in the 3rd …Read More »
David Ross-Owned Extravagant Kid Tunes Up At Keeneland For Upcoming Royal Ascot Trip
May 24, 2021
The following appeared in The Paulick Report May 23. Virginia businessman David Ross, who races under the stable name DARRS, Inc., is President of the Virginia HBPA and is the winningest owner in the history of Colonial Downs.  DARRS Inc.'s veteran Extravagant Kid, who last won the $1 million …Read More »
Virginia's On Line Wagering Handle On Horse Racing Remains Robust Through April
May 19, 2021
Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) on horse races continues to produce strong numbers in Virginia as Covid restrictions loosen. Through the first four months of 2021, handle is up nearly $11 million, or 34%, over the same time period in 2020. A total of $42,350,552 in bets was placed …Read More »

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 »