Only 2 Days Remain In 2017 Harness Racing Season At Shenandoah Downs

(WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA — 10/10/17)—The second season of pari-mutuel harness racing at Shenandoah Downs wraps up this coming weekend in Woodstock, Virginia. Pacers and trotters will compete both Saturday October 14th and Sunday October 15th beginning at 1:00 PM. Parking and admission are free.

Fans line up at the Shenandoah Downs betting windows September 7th to place their wagers on the upcoming race.

The Shenandoah “Autumnfest” celebration will take place in conjunction with the races from 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday. The event features a Kansas barbecue championship competition with 40 different teams, craft beer and spirit sampling, a cornhole tournament, live music, a car show, log splitting competition and more. Attendees will need to purchase a ticket to access the  “Autumnfest” party area, but racing only admission will remain free. Event tickets can be purchased in advance at or at the gate Saturday.

Cory Kreiser’s Fixed Income will go for her sixth consecutive win on closing day, October 15th. Photo by Dee Leftwich.

On Sunday’s closing day, awards will be given out to the leading driver and trainer, and the “Horse of the Meet”, which will be announced later in the week.

72-year-old trainer/driver Gerry Longo got to the winners circle after his pacer Place At The Beach captured the 6th race October 8th.

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