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

And They're Off: Hampton Council Approves Off Track Betting Facility
January 10, 2019
The following appeared in www.dailypress.com January 9th and was written by Lisa Vernon Sparks. A near 24-hour off-track betting facility is coming to Hampton as soon as late summer. Hampton City Council Wednesday evening approved a use permit, plus an amendment for extended hours, to allow …Read More »
Colonial Downs To Donate $500,000 Over 5 Years To Richmond Elementary School
January 10, 2019
The following appeared in The Paulick Report January 9th. The Colonial Downs Group today announced that it will donate $500,000 over the first five years of its active operations in the city of Richmond to Miles Jones Elementary School. The school is located near the soon to open Rosie' …Read More »
Legendary Crump Still In Love With Horses
January 9, 2019
The following piece appeared in The Paulick Report January 9th and is a feature on Diane Crump, the first female rider in history who now lives in Northern Virginia and makes her living as a horse "agent" of sorts.  Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Legendary Crump Still In …Read More »
Extra Cash For Point To Points; New VEA Program Will Bolster Steeplechase Circuit
January 7, 2019
The following piece appeared on Fauquier.com and was written by Besty Burke Parker. Virginia's thoroughbred industry is embracing the 2019 reopening of Colonial Downs. Now the steeplechase community has an exciting development to fuel their sport. On Monday, the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) unveiled plans to reward point- …Read More »
Kaleen Shah's Bellafina Back To Brilliant Best In The January 6th Santa Ynez Stakes
January 7, 2019
Virginia business owner Kaleen Shah's Bellafina scored a big Grade 2 win January 6th at Santa Anita. Her 2019 travels could now include the May 3rd Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. This piece was written by Kelly Reilley for Brisnet.com. Kaleem Shah's Bellafina is back. Turning the …Read More »

Events

John Marshall Talks About Colonial's Plans for the 2019 Race Meet on the Steve Byk Show
December 21, 2018
Senior Vice President and General Manager John Marshall of Colonial Downs talks about the 2019 race meet on the Steve Byk show.  John lays out the plans for racing …Read More »
STALLION AUCTION SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
November 6, 2018
Looking for great deals on seasons for your 2019 matings?  Be sure to participate in the VTA's annual stallion season auction, held February 12th and 13th. It' …Read More »
Jonathan Thomas Seminar Videos From August 29th
August 29, 2018
We had a record number of entries and a great turn out for the Yearling Futurity on August 29th. Jonathan Thomas was kind enough to judge our entries during the …Read More »
Thoroughbred Auction