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

Southwoods Farm In Buckingham County Is One Of Many In Virginia Housing Certified Horses
December 10, 2019
Southwoods Farm in Buckingham County is off Route 15, about ten miles south of the Fork Union Military Academy. The 42-acre farm is owned by Robert and Jeannette Reck, and their son Christopher (shown below with Jeannette) spends time there when he's not racing at Penn National. Robert …Read More »
Virginia-Breds Alex Joon, Ready and Rich, Capture Back-To-Back Races at Churchill
December 9, 2019
Virginia-breds Alex Joon and Ready and Rich captured back-to-back races at Churchill Downs December 1st to kick off holiday season in grand fashion. Alex Joon dominated by 8 1/4 lengths in a $76,000 one mile maiden special weight race on dirt. The 2-year-old …Read More »
Fasig-Tipton 2019 Mixed Sale: By the numbers
December 6, 2019
by Frank Vespe | Dec 5, 2019 | Breaking, Business, Regionwide, Top Stories | 0 comments by Frank Vespe Tuesday, December 10 brings the 2019 edition of the Fasig-Tipton mixed sale, with the first hip slated to go through the ring at 10:00 a.m. Featuring the disperal of owner Joseph …Read More »
Vacant Greenbrier Sears In Chesapeake Could Host HHR Gaming Under New Proposal
December 2, 2019
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Historic horse racing machines, bars, restaurants and even a hotel could be coming to the site of the vacant Sears at Greenbrier Mall. Seritage Growth Propertiesrevealed their plans in documents recently filed with the City of Chesapeake. While the former department store could host Hampton Roads' second …Read More »
Casino Gambling Could Generate Millions In VA But It's A Complicated Wager State Study Says
November 26, 2019
On Monday November 25, the Joint Legislative Audit And Review Commission heard a briefing entitled "Gambling In The Commonwealth" presented by The Innovation Group, a consulting company hired to prepare and present the report. The study mandate was to estimate the fiscal and economic impacts of new forms of gaming, …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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