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

Zonda, Tass Show Early Dividends For Schera's Pilot Project
October 11, 2019
by Chelsea Hackbarth | 09.16.2019 | 1:26pm Previously printed by the Paulick Report. Matt Schera learned about the Virginia Thoroughbred Association's Virginia-certified program two years ago, and that season he sent his first several yearlings to be started at the Braeburn Training Center located in …Read More »
Braxton Spearheads Godsey's Eagle Point Farm Program
October 11, 2019
The following appeared in The Paulick Report September 14th. Virginia-bred Braxton is the flag-bearer for Karen Godsey's Eagle Point Farm in Ashland, Va., with more than $125,000 in earnings and a special personality. The 5-year-old son of Peak Dancer has also earned an extra $ …Read More »
Golden Having Too Much Fun With Parisian Diva
September 12, 2019
The following appeared in The Paulick Report September 12th. Melinda Golden of Hancock, Md., has owned horses since 1969 but has never had as much fun as she's currently enjoying with her homebred filly Parisian Diva. The 3-year-old West Virginia-bred by Freedom Child out of Paris …Read More »
Rebirth Of Virginia's Colonial Downs A 'Feel-Good Story'
September 6, 2019
The following appeared in The Paulick Report and was written by Natalie Voss. It's a rarity in horse racing to find a place, be it physical or conceptual, where people can agree. It's also unusual to hear about a track opening in 2019, which has already seen the …Read More »
Stakes Winners Carry Rouse Highweights In Steeplechase Stakes Sept. 7 At Colonial
September 4, 2019
Courtesy of National Steeplechase Association website; written by Don Clippinger Stakes winners Bercasa and Wigwam Bay will carry the 155-pound highweights for Colonial Downs' $50,000 Randolph D. Rouse Handicap for fillies and mares on Saturday. The 2 ¼-mile Rouse Handicap attracted a field of 10 and will help …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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