News

Secretariat Monument Groundbreaking Takes Place in Ashland on Feb. 7
February 8, 2024
Virginia horse racing fans got to celebrate a milestone event Wednesday February 7 as a ceremonial groundbreaking for the magnificent bronze Secretariat “Racing into History\' monument took place in Ashland on the outer edge of the Randolph Macon College campus. The ceremony took place under gorgeous sunny skies, and a… …Read More »
Gray Machine Threat Poses Risks to Virginia's Horse Racing Industry
February 6, 2024
In the last few months, the issue of Skill games in Virginia has come to a boiling point. After being deemed illegal on July 1st of this year, major players in the skill game industry have been lobbying and sending money to politicians in Virginia with the intention of bringing… …Read More »
Stallion True Valour Moves To Virginia
January 26, 2024
The following appeared in The Racing Biz Larry Johnson\'s Legacy Farm will for the first time stand his graded stakes winner True Valour (Ire) for 2024, as well as his homebred graded stakes winner Street Magician  These decisions are designed to take advantage of the lucrative opportunities for Virginia state-sired… …Read More »
Virginia 2024 Racing Schedule Includes Seven NSA Sanctioned Jump Meets & Point-to-Points  
January 22, 2024
Virginia Gold Cup Adds a Grade 1 Stakes to its May 4 Date Virginia\'s horse racing event calendar for 2024 is set and in addition to dates at Colonial Downs (thoroughbred) and Shenandoah Downs (harness), seven spring Point-to-Point (PTP) meets along with seven National Steeplechase Association (NSA) sanctioned meets --… …Read More »
Secretariat "Racing Into History” Monument Groundbreaking & Dedication Dates Set
January 19, 2024
The Secretariat For Virginia Committee (SECVA) of the Ashland Museum has announced the dates for the groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies for the “Secretariat Racing Into History” monument.   The groundbreaking ceremony for the Reynolds Family Plaza at Randolph-Macon College, where the magnificent bronze will be permanently installed, will take place on Wednesday… …Read More »

Events

2024 Stallion Auction Feb. 14 & 15
Be sure to participate in the VTA’s annual stallion season auction, held February 14-15. The VTA has the most comprehensive list of NG seasons around; our stallion listings are updated daily and can be viewed here. …Read More »
2023 Virginia Gold Cup
Join us at theInternational Gold Cup Saturday, October 28 • 11 am Great Meadow Race Course, The Plains, Virginia The VTA and VAHBPA invite you to join your friends and… …Read More »
Colonial Downs Opening Day Picnic
LUNCH IS ON US! Thursday, August 13 at Colonial Downs. For more information, contact Kim Buswell at kim.buswell@easterassociates.com. …Read More »
Enjoy the suites at Colonial Downs
New this year, VTA & VHBPA members will have access to two horsemen's suites on the 4th floor (Suites #4 & #5). To receive your wristband and access to the… …Read More »
2023 Colonial Downs Stakes Schedule
Check out what's up at Colonial Downs …Read More »