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The Thoroughbred must have foaled in Virginia.
The Breeder of Record is the owner of the dam at the time the foal dropped.
The Breeder of Record listed with the VTA must be the SAME as the Breeder of Record listed on the Jockey Club papers
The horse must have been foaled outside of Virginia.
An application for the Virginia-Certified Thoroughbred Program must be submitted and paid for within 30 days of the horse’s arrival in Virginia.
For 2017 foals, a copy of the horse's Jockey Club papers must be submitted.
The horse must reside for at least six (6) consecutive months prior to December 31st of its two-year-old year at a Virginia Thoroughbred Certified Program (VATCP) Farm.
Before the application can be completed, we must receive a notarized copy of the Residency Verification Form from the VATCP Farm.
The horse must be conceived in Virginia.
The horse must be sired by a Virginia Breeder's Fund registered stallion.
The horse must be foaled out of state.
The Breeder of Record is the owner of the dam at the time the foal drops.
The Breeder of Record listed with the VTA must be the SAME as the Breeder of Record listed on the Jockey Club papers.
Stallions MUST register Annually with the Virginia Breeder's Fund.
A Virginia Thoroughbred Sire is a registered Thoroughbred stallion that covers mares (other than test mares) only in Virginia during the breeding season, or only during that part of the breeding season after entering Virginia.
Applications are due by December 31st of the current breeding year.