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Virginia-Certified Residency Program Incentives

  • OWNERS of Virginia-Certified horses are eligible for 25% Owners Bonuses for non-Virginia-restricted winsat Mid-Atlantic racetracks (NY, NJ, PA, DE, WV, MD). Owners of Virginia-Certified horses that win non-Virginia-restricted races at National Steeplechase Association sanctioned meets in the Mid-Atlantic region (NY, NJ, PA, DE, WV, MD, VA) are eligible for a 25% purse bonus. Bonuses are paid monthly. There is a $10,000 cap on any one award.
  • Virginia-Certified thoroughbreds are eligible for any Virginia-restricted race, except for Virginia restricted stakes races where there are six (6) or more Virginia-Bred and/or Sired horses already entered in the race. Virginia-Bred and Sired horses will be preferred  in Virginia restricted races. Virginia-Certified horses are not eligible to earn black type in these restricted races, per the National Stakes Committee. Virginia-Certified Owners Bonus monies will not count towards a horse’s earnings.
  • Virginia Breeders awards are not available for Virginia-Certified horses.

Training Center:

Ingleside Training Center Ltd.


About VTA:

The Virginia Thoroughbred Association was organized in 1941 to cultivate the development of the Commonwealth’s heritage as a producer of quality Thoroughbred horses. Today, more than 65 years later, the VTA presently boasts a membership base of about 300 members.

We are a service organization whose main goal is to assist members and to promote the Virginia Thoroughbred industry. With the passage in Virginia of pari-mutuel racing legislation in 1988 and the opening of Colonial Downs in 1997, we have vastly expanded the scope of our operations.