Condition Sheet for 2017 Shenandoah Downs Harness Meet Now Available


 Shenandoah’s Director of Racing Mike Wandishin, after consultations with the horsemen, released the 2017 Fall Meeting condition sheet today. He had this to say,

“This sheet should enable any horsemen to enter and competitively race any horses in their barn at Shenandoah Downs. We will try to separate out the claimers this year but they will get raced, regardless. We had wide-ranging support from horsemen from all over the country last year and hope to have the same “melting-pot” this year. All horsemen are invited to try their luck at Shenandoah Downs this year.”  

Harness drivers pass the grandstand during the first race at Shenandoah Downs last September. Photo by Rich Cooley/NOVA Daily

With the deadline for stall applications rapidly approaching, due  next Tuesday, August 15th  there is still ample stall space available at this time and the stall applications are available on the VHHA website .  At this point a lot of last year’s stars have indicated they will be returning and fans anxiously await the rematch between Last Chance Harvey and B Blissful.

The pari-mutuel meet is preceded by the 100th annual Shenandoah County Fair and harness racing will be conducted on Tuesday, August 29 and continue until Saturday, September 2. This will give handicappers a chance to check out the competition early.

 Any questions can be addressed to or by phone to Mike Wandishin @302-509-1861.



1 Pace Non-Winners $1001 ($1501 VA & FM) Last 5 Starts (Winners Over $10,000 in 2017 NE) AE: $2000 Claimers (winner last start NE) W/A


2 Pace  Non-Winners $2001 ($2501 VA & FM) Last 5 Starts AE: $4000 Claimers (With Allowances)


3 Pace Non-Winners $3001 ($3501 VA & FM) Last 5 Starts AE: $6,000 Claimers (With Allowances) AE NW 6 (VA & FM 7)


4 Pace Non-Winners $5001 ($5501 VA & FM) Last 5 Starts AE: $10,000 Claimers (With Allowances) AE NW 7 (VA & FM 8)




6 Pace Non-Winner 1 Race Lifetime (Races With A Purse Under $1,500 Not Considered)


7 Pace  Non-Winners 2 (VA & FM 3) PM Races Lifetime


8 Pace Winners Of 2PM Races But Not Won More Than 4 PM (VA & FM 5)


9 Pace $3,000 Claimer


10 Pace $4000-$6000 Claimer $5000


All classes are VA preferred.

Same conditions for FM and Trot

Claimers will race separately if enough

*Qualifiers on Saturday