The purpose of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) is to promote 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.
  • Health Alert From Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center

    On May 16, 2018, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) confirmed a diagnosis of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in one horse at a sport horse farm in Fauquier County northern Virginia. The horse first showed mild neurologic signs on May 10 and was directly admitted into the …Read More »
  • Virginia-Bred & Virginia Raised/Owned Horses To Compete In Saturday’s Grade I Man O’War Stakes

    It may be the bye week between the Derby and Preakness, but it doesn’t look like it based on Belmont’s card this Saturday. They have a stakes filled program highlighted by the $700,000 Man o’ War Stakes (Gr. I), which features Virginia-bred One Go All Go and Virginia-raised/owned Sadler’s Joy.  It is …Read More »
  • Virginia Rules At Virginia Gold Cup

    The following appeared on the National Steeplechase Association’s website and was written by Don Clippinger. Virginia ruled at Saturday’s 93rd edition of the $100,000 Virginia Gold Cup when Virginia-bred Zanclus led from the early stages of the four-mile timber classic and won by 3 3/4 lengths for his Virginia owner-breeder …Read More »
  • Virginia’s Horse Industry Praises Bipartisan Efforts To Reopen Colonial Downs

    Virginia’s Horse Industry Praises Bipartisan Efforts to Reopen Colonial Downs rseVirginia Equine Alliance points to statewide benefits from track’s resurrection  Richmond, April 27, 2018 – The nonprofit statewide association that represents horse-related businesses throughout the Commonwealth is praising the recently signed legislation that will lead to the reopening of Colonial …Read More »
  • Virginia’s Colonial Downs Purchase Official; “Our Industry Has Hope Again”.

    The following appeared in The Paulick Report April 26th. Revolutionary Racing, together with partner Peninsula Pacific, today officially closed on the purchase of Colonial Downs, Virginia’s only horoughbred racing venue. The racetrack was purchased from its developer and long-time owner, Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. The purchase price was in excess of …Read More »