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

Colonial Downs Cancels Programs For Tuesday, Wednesday August 11, 12
August 12, 2020
Colonial Downs has cancelled race programs on Monday August 11 and Tuesday August 12 due to a Covid-related issue --- a rider in the Colonial jockey colony testing positive for Covid-19. Moving forward, entries for the next scheduled program --- Monday August 17 --- will be taken Wednesday August 12. The …Read More »
Colonial Downs To Take Double Entries On Wednesday, For Monday Aug. 17 & Make-Up Day on Sunday Aug. 16
August 9, 2020
Attention Horsemen --- Colonial Downs will be taking double entries this Wednesday August 12 for the regular race card on Monday August 17 along with a make-up card to be held on Sunday August 16 --- to make up the six races that were lost August 5 due to lightning and …Read More »
2020 VTA Yearling Futurity, September 9, 2020, 9 am - 1 pm, Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia
August 7, 2020
Dear VA-Bred, VA-Sired & VA-Certified Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners, It is time to gussy up your Virginia-Bred, Virginia-Sired or Virginia-Certified yearlings for a chance to win big at the Nineteenth Annual $27,500 Virginia Breeders Fund Yearling Futurity!  This event will be held Wednesday, September …Read More »
Virginia Horse Racing Economic Impact Study To Be Conducted
August 5, 2020
Attention Virginia Farm/Training Center Owners: The Virginia Equine Alliance has contracted with Chmura Economics & Analytics to put together an economic impact study on horse racing in the Commonwealth. The findings will provide valuable data that can be utilized in many ways including future legislative initiatives. All Virginia farm owners …Read More »
Colonial's Wednesday Race Card Taken Off the Turf; Post Time Moved Up To 5:00 PM
August 5, 2020
Races tonite (Wednesday August 5) at Colonial Downs will be taken off the turf and held over the dirt track, and post time has been moved up to 5:00 PM from its originally scheduled 5:30 PM start time. Seven of the nine races were scheduled to be run …Read More »

Events

2020 VTA Yearling Futurity, September 9, 2020, 9 am - 1 pm, Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia
August 7, 2020
Dear VA-Bred, VA-Sired & VA-Certified Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners, It is time to gussy up your Virginia-Bred, Virginia-Sired or Virginia-Certified yearlings for a chance to …Read More »
2020 Virginia Gold Cup, June 27, 2020, 10 am - 6 pm, Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia
June 18, 2020
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2020 Colonial Downs Schedule
June 16, 2020
July 23 - Opening Day of Virginia Bred Stakes Races August 28 - Virginia Bred Stakes Race September 1 - Derby Day at Colonial Downs …Read More »
2020 Kentucky Derby Day at Virginia's OTBs, September 5
June 14, 2020
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2020 Foxfield Races, October 4, 2020, Charlottesville, Virginia
June 10, 2020
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Racing in Virginia