Harness Racing Begins At Shenandoah Downs

Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 am  to  5:00 pm

Harness The Excitement at Shenandoah Downs This Fall!

Pacers & trotters will compete five straight weekends over racing’s newest pari-mutuel racetrack in Woodstock, Virginia, located in the heart of the scenic Shenandoah Valley. There is a deep tradition of harness racing here — the Shenandoah County Fair has played host to non-betting harness races for 100 years!

The fall, 2017 season is just the second one where fans can actually wager on their favorites. Competing over a half mile oval that underwent an $800,000 renovation in 2016, fans at Shenandoah Downs get a unique and intimate experience, cheering horses on from a historic trackside grandstand as they power to the finish line.

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Ten races are conducted every Saturday & Sunday from September 16th through October 15th beginning at 1:00 PM. The program normally wraps up around 4:00 PM. Concession food, snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase. The races are family friendly and here’s the best part — ADMISSION IS FREE! 

Festivals will take place every Saturday during the weekend races. Visit www.shenandoahdowns.com for the complete lineup.

Come back to visit this site regularly throughout summer for updates!