A Virginia Thoroughbred Sire is a registered Thoroughbred stallion that covers mares, other than test mares, only in Virginia during the breeding season in which it sires a Virginia-Bred Thoroughbred horse, or only during that part of the breeding season after entering Virginia.


Annual registration makes a Virginia Stallion’s OWNER eligible to receive Stallion Awards based on the performance of the resulting foal crop from the breeding season in which the stallion is registered. (For example: Virginia Stallions registered in 2016 are eligible for awards based on the performance of their 2017 foal crop.) Stallion Award monies are provided by the Breeders Fund, which is governed by Code of Virginia § 59.1-372


IMPORTANT: Stallions MUST register ANNUALLY with the Virginia Breeders Fund.

To register a Virginia Stallion online, please click here.

To register by mail, please submit the following materials to the VTA by the registration deadline (see above):

  • A completed and signed Virginia Stallion application form for each stallion to be registered
  • A current W-9
  • A check payable to the Virginia Breeders Fund in full payment for the registration fee in accordance with the current fee schedule (see above)

Send all materials to the VTA office:

c/o Virginia Thoroughbred Association
250 West Main Street, Suite 100
Charlottesville, VA 22902