News

Former VTA Executive Director Glenn Petty Passes Away
May 15, 2022
We are very saddened to report that former VTA Executive Director, Glenn Petty, passed away on May 11. Mr. Petty served three separate terms as Executive Director of the VTA. He was instrumental in getting pari-mutuel legislation passed in the 1990's and was involved in promoting many other …Read More »
Scenes From the Virginia Breeder's Awards Night at Great Meadow
May 12, 2022
Edit The 2022 Virginia Thoroughbred Association Championship Awards Ceremony kicked off Virginia Gold Cup weekend at Great Meadow in The Plains on May 6th, first time the awards have been held at the trackside Turf Club chalet since 2019. A rainy and cool evening could not damper the celebration which …Read More »
2022 Colonial Downs Race Meet Opens July 11 with More Than $600,000 in Daily Average Purses
May 12, 2022
Edit Condition Books Now Available with Major Horsemen Incentives and Bonus Money Offered over Expanded 9-Week Meeting  NEW KENT, Va. (May 12, 2022) — With its much-anticipated return just under eight weeks away, the Colonial Downs Racing presented by Woodford Reserve ─ "More Racing, More Money and More …Read More »
New Bristol, Virginia Horse Owner Picked '22 Kentucky Derby Winning Trainer As His Conditioner
May 9, 2022
Edit Meet Jeff Sanders, a schoolteacher in Bristol, Virginia who bought his first thoroughbred race horse at the Keeneland Yearling Sale in 2019 for $2,000 after teaching himself about the racing business for several years. He brought his newly purchased mare, Eowyn, to Bristol where he soon realized he …Read More »
Scenes from the 97th Running of the Virginia Gold Cup
May 9, 2022
Edit The 97th running of the Virginia Gold Cup races took place May 7th at Great Meadow in The Plains with a card of six steeplechase races and one flat race. Featured event was the $100,000 Virginia Gold Cup, won by 2019 champion Andi'Amu — a 12-year-old …Read More »

Events

2022 Virginia Racing
Click on the race name to access more information. 3/5 - Rappahannock Point-to-Point, Boston 3/19 - Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point, Warrenton  3/26 - Piedmont Fox Hounds …Read More »
2022 Colonial Downs Stakes Schedule
Check out what's up at Colonial Downs …Read More »
2022 Rappahannock Point-to-Point
The 2022 Rappahannock Point-to-Point will be held March 5 in Boston. Click here for more information …Read More »
2022 Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point
The 2022 Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point will be held March 19 in Warrenton. Click here for more information …Read More »
2022 Piedmont Foxhounds Point-to-Point
The 2022 Piedmont Foxhounds Point-to-Point will be held March 26 at Upperville. Click here for more information …Read More »