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

New Season For "Off To The Races" Radio Show Set To Begin Feb. 22
February 21, 2020
Off to the Races is back. The weekly radio show, which airs on the ESPN Richmond (VA) family of stations, and is available everywhere via livestreaming, returns for its 21st season, starting February 22. Terrestrial stations include 99.5 FM, 102.7 FM, and 950 AM. The program will air …Read More »
A Milestone at The Meadow; Secretariat's Birthday Celebration Set For 3/28
February 18, 2020
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Finite Kicks Away From Champion British Idiom In Rachel Alexandra
February 17, 2020
Red hot 3-year-old filly Finite is part owned by Virginia Thoroughbred Association Executive Director Debbie Easter. Follow her progress here as the Kentucky Oaks nears! Ron Winchell, Thomas Reiman, William Dickson and Deborah Easter's Finite now owns back-to-back victories on the Fair Grounds trail to …Read More »
$1,357,730 In Virginia-Certified Bonus Earnings Distributed In 2019
February 9, 2020
The Virginia Thoroughbred Association's Residency program hit a new gear in 2019 as $1,357,730 in bonus monies were distributed from 338 victories at tracks in the Mid-Atlantic region. 156 different owners, who had a horse spend at least six months at a registered farm in the …Read More »
Renovations At Middleburg Training Center Near The Finish Line
February 6, 2020
If you haven't been to the Middleburg Training Center in recent times, you may not recognize it today — in a good way! The 149 acre facility in Loudoun County is nearing the finish line of a multi-million dollar upgrade courtesy of owner Chuck Kuhn, a Purcelville, Virginia businessman …Read More »

Events

Come Support Senator Vogel on October 25
October 7, 2019
An ardent supporter of Virginia's equine industry, Senator Vogel has been our advocate in Richmond, and led the Senate to help revitalize horse racing in Virginia. Senator Vogel deserves …Read More »
2019 Middleburg Fall Races
October 7, 2019
On Saturday, October 12, join the Virginia Equine Alliance and its four member groups, along with the Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation, invite you to a day of steeplechase racing at …Read More »
International Gold Cup
October 7, 2019
Saturday, October 26 at 11 a.m.International Gold CupGreat Meadow Race Course, The Plains, Virginia The VTA and VAHBPA invite you to join your friends and fellow horsemen for …Read More »
2019 Colonial Downs Condition Book
May 31, 2019
Link to Colonial Downs Condition Book …Read More »
Time to Get Your Virginia-Bred, Sired and Certified Yearlings Ready
May 14, 2019
SAVE THE DATE | June 23, 2019 THE $22,500 VIRGINIA YEARLING FUTURITY Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia - 9:00a.m. Entry forms will be maile the last week in …Read More »
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