Events

  • Next Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled For Tuesday July 31st

    NOTICE OF MEETING

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

    STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION TYLER BUILDING COURTROOM B 1300 EAST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, VA 23219

    Notice is given that a meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission will be held on Tuesday,  July 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom B of the Tyler Building, located at 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

    The Commission will receive public comments at this meeting concerning proposed emergency regulations to implement the provisions of HB 1609.  Individuals who wish to submit written comments to the Commission are invited to do so prior to the July 31, 2018 meeting.  A copy of the proposed regulations is available on the Commission’s website, www.vrc.virginia.gov.

    *Five-minute public comment, per person, with the exception of any open disciplinary or application file. Persons desiring to participate in the meeting and requiring special accommodations or interpretative services should contact the Commission at (804) 966-7400 at least ten days prior to the meeting so that suitable arrangements can be made for an appropriate accommodation. The Department fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Note- A meeting agenda will be posted here once it is available.

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  • 2018 Virginia Bred/Sired/Certified Race Schedule; New Trainer and Owner Bonuses Added

    The Virginia Thoroughbred Association and  the Virginia HBPA announced the following Virgnia-Bred/Sired/Certified racing schedule for 2018. A new $20,000 series bonus has been added for both trainers and owners. $10,000 will be awarded to the leading point earning trainer and owner throughout the series, $4,000 for second, $3,000 for third, $2,000 for fourth and $1,000 for fifth. Points will be earned as follows: 5 points for winning any race, 4 points for second, 3 points for third, 2 points for 4th and 1 point to all other starters in the field. Bonus winners will be announced after the September 22nd races.

    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    Race Name Race Description Purse
    VA Bred or Sired Maiden       Fillies and mares, Three years and up, One mile on turf    $40,000

    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Race Name Race Description Purse
    VA Bred or Sired Maiden Three years and up, One mile on turf $40,000

    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Race Name Race Description Purse
    Hansel Stakes (non-black type) VA bred or sired, Three years and up, One mile and a sixteenth on turf $75,000
    William Backer Stakes VA bred or sired, Fillies and mares, Three years and up, One mile and a sixteenth on turf $75,000
    Meadow Stable Stakes VA bred or sired, Three years and up, 5.5 furlongs on turf $75,000
    Camptown Stakes VA bred or sired, Fillies and mares, Three years and up, 5.5 furlongs on turf $75,000

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    Race Name Race Description Purse
    VA Bred, Sired  or Certified Maiden Two year old, 5.5 furlongs on turf $40,000

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Race Name Race Description Purse
    Bert Allen Stakes VA bred or sired, Three years and up, One mile and one eighth miles on turf $75,000
    Brookemeade Stakes VA bred or sired, Fillies and mares, Three years and up, One and one eighth miles on turf $75,000
    Punch Line Stakes (non-black type) VA bred or sired, Three years and up, 5.5 furlongs on turf $75,000
    Oakley Stakes VA bred or sired, Fillies and mares, Three years and up, 5.5 furlongs on turf $75,000
    Jamestown Stakes VA bred, sired, or certified, Two year olds, 5.5 furlongs on turf
    (Certified horses draw in if there are less than six VA bred or sired entered)
    $75,000

    $20,000 leading Trainer and $20,000 leading Owner awards

     Bonuses awarded to the top 5 leading trainers and owners accumulating the most points throughout the entire race series.
    Points awarded 5 points for win, 4 points for second, 3 points for third, 2 points for fourth, and 1 point for every starter after fourth place.

    $10,000 for first place, $4,000 for second, $3,000 for third, $2,000 for fourth, $1,000 for fifth

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