Chris Gracie of Gracie Bloodstock Breeds Success in Middleburg, VA
May 15, 2024
Chris Gracie, a Pennsylvanian who grew up riding in Kennett Square and is now owner of Gracie Bloodstock, came into the racing industry as an amateur steeplechase rider. He amassed many accolades in the sport such as being the youngest rider in history to win the Maryland Hunt Cup in… …Read More »
2023 VTA Awards Friday, May 3, 2024
May 15, 2024
2023 was another successful year of Virginia racing and on May 3rd we celebrated our champion Virginia bred and certified horses! It was a beautiful evening under the tent at Great Meadow, which was filled with the owners, breeders, and fans of our Virginia horses. Gigante and his breeder, Ann… …Read More »
Virginia Gold Cup Highlights from May 4 Steeplechase Races at Great Meadow
May 9, 2024
Bad weather played a role in the weekend\'s action, which was punctuated by rain, clouds and cool temperatures. Yet, the dreary conditions didn\'t stop fans from turning out in large numbers at both the Virginia Gold Cup Races on Saturday in The Plains and Winterthur Point-to-Point outside of Wilmington, Del.… …Read More »
New Study: Virginia Equine Industry Program Has Generated $86.2 Million in Economic Impact
May 9, 2024
Benefits of Virginia-Certified Residency Program to be on Display at Upcoming Colonial Downs Summer Meet A newly released study commissioned by the Virginia Equine Alliance demonstrates the significant impact of the Virginia-Certified Residency Program for thoroughbreds on Virginia\'s economy. According to the study, the program has generated an estimated economic… …Read More »
Colonial Downs Announces Stakes Schedule for 2024
May 7, 2024
Festival of Racing Slated for August 10; Virginia Derby Scheduled for September 7Topped by a quartet of graded races, Colonial Downs unveiled its 2024 stakes program consisting of 27 races worth $5.7 million for the 27-day season which runs from Thursday,July 11 through Saturday, September 7. Colonial Downs will begin… …Read More »


The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic two-year-olds in training sale is May 20th and 21st in Timonium, MD. May 20th hips 1-280 will go to the sales ring. Continuing on May 21st hips… …Read More »
VTA/ VHBPA Owner Suites Open for the Colonial Downs 24 Season
The horsemen's suites will be available daily to VTA/ VHBPA members during the Colonial Downs race meet, July 11th through September 7th. The first post will be at 1:30 on… …Read More »
VTA to Host Annual Championship Awards at the Virginia Gold Cup Friday, May 3.
Celebrate the Annual VTA Championship Awards with Us! You are invited to join us at the Horsemen's Tent on Members Hill at Great Meadows Event Course in The Plains, Virginia.… …Read More »
Virginia Gold Cup Saturday, May 4
Register HERE for the Virginia Gold Cup Saturday, May 4, 2024 • 11 am Great Meadow Race Course, The Plains, Virginia The VTA and VHBPA invite you to join your… …Read More »
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 »