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Opening Day of Shenandoah Downs 7-week spring harness racing season

Opening day of Shenandoah Downs 7-week spring harness racing season in Woodstock starts April 1, 2023.


On January 9th, we announced changes to the bonus payout guidelines for the Virginia-Certified and Virginia-Bred owner/developer programs. As we explained in our earlier notice, these programs are funded from revenue generated by Historical Horse Racing (HHR) machines which also fund other aspects of Virginia’s racing program. The Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA), in consultation with the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) and Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (VAHBPA), has established an annual budget of 4 million dollars for these programs.… Continue reading

2022 Virginia Racing

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3/5 – Rappahannock Point-to-Point, Boston

3/19 – Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point, Warrenton 

3/26 – Piedmont Fox Hounds Point-to-Point, Upperville (link coming soon!)

4/3 – Orange County Point-to-Point, Middleburg

4/9 – Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point, Ben Venue

4/17 – Blue Ridge Point-to-Point, Berryville

4/23 – Middleburg Spring Races, Glenwood Park

4/24 – Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point, Leesburg

4/30 – Foxfield Spring Races, Charlottesville

5/1 – Middleburg… Continue reading

2022 Colonial Downs Stakes Schedule

Check out what’s up at Colonial Downs

2022 Yearling Futurity

VTA is excited to again host the Yearling Futurity at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds on Tuesday, September 13. As plans are finalized, this page will be updated. Please check your email for updates, as well.

2022 Colonial Downs Racing Season – July through September

Join us July 9 through September 7 for events at Colonial Downs.

Colonial Downs Racetrack, New Kent, Virginia

2022 Yearling Futurity

VTA is excited to host the Yearling Futurity again at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds on Tuesday, September 13. Check your email for updates, or call Betsy Crowell for details at (434) 977-3716.

2022 Foxfield Races

The 2022 Foxfield Races will be held October 3 in Charlottesville.

2022 International Gold Cup – October 22, 2022

2022 International Gold Cup – Saturday, October 22, 2022

Be on the lookout for VHBPA, VEA, and VTA programs by email.

Questions? Contact Betsy Crowell.

2022 Virginia Fall Races

The 2022 Virginia Fall Races will be held on October 8 in Middleburg.