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.
  • Jockey Club Releases 2018 Fact Book

    The Jockey Club announced today that the 2018 edition of the Fact Book is available in the Resources section of its website. You can find it here. The online Fact Book is a statistical and informational guide to Thoroughbred breeding, racing and auction sales in North America. It also features …Read More »
  • Secretariat Birthday Celebration Scheduled For March 23-25 At The Meadow

    SECRETARIAT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT THE MEADOW WILL MARK 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS HISTORIC TRIPLE CROWN MARCH 23-25 Event will also pay tribute to Penny Chenery and Charlie Davis The 45th anniversary of Secretariat’s historic Triple Crown will be the central theme of the annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at the Virginia …Read More »
  • Longtime Breeder and Former VTA Board Member, Pat Schuler, Passes Away

    Patricia Schuler, 82, of Keswick, passed away on February 19, 2018. Patricia was born on July 29, 1935, in Portland, Maine, to the late Robert W. Reilly and Allene Sacco Reilly. She attended Holy Names Academy and St Rose College in Albany, NY. Pat’s love and passion for animals led …Read More »
  • 2018 Annual Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference Equine Session Announced

    2018 Annual Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference Equine Session Announced The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference, the region’s premier animal nutrition conference, will be held April 4-5, 2018 at the Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley in Hunt Valley, MD.  Two days of expert speakers have been lined up with the Equine Session held …Read More »
  • Yearling Futurity Bonuses Announced For Top Racetrack Money Earners

    Virginia-bred horses that competed in the 2015 Yearling Futurity will share a bonus pool of $5,000 based on career earnings they accumulated through their recently completed three-year-old racing campaigns. The top earners in order were Speed Gracer ($3,000), Limehouse Louie ($1,000), Scarlett’s Ransom ($700) and Fly E Dubai ($300). Speed Gracer, bred and owned by Quest Realty, bankrolled $76,933 …Read More »

    Looking for great deals on seasons for your 2018 matings?  Be sure to participate in the VTA’s annual stallion season auction, held February 13th and 14th. It’s worth the wait, the VTA has the most comprehensive list of NG seasons around. The available  stallion season list and bidding procedures are posted. …Read More »
  • Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled for February 12th

    NOTICE OF VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION MEETING Monday, February 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION TYLER BUILDING COURTROOM B 1300 EAST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, VA 23219 The agenda will be posted as soon as it becomes available.Read More »
  • 2017 Virginia-Bred Race Schedule

    The VHBPA and the Maryland Jockey Club are planning three days of Virginia-Bred/Sired racing at Laurel Park in 2017. The intended series has races for colts and fillies going long as well as colts and fillies that sprint. Commonwealth Day, September 30th, the highlight of the series features both the …Read More »
  • September 30th Is Commonwealth Day at Laurel Park

    Get ready and come join us for Virginia’s biggest day of flat racing at Laurel Park on September 30th. The exciting card includes five Virginia-bred stakes: the Jamestown Stakes, 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf for two-year-olds; the Oakley Stakes, 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf for three-year-old and up …Read More »