(WOODSTOCK, VA —7/31/19) — Stall/racing applications for the fourth annual Shenandoah Downs harness racing season in Woodstock, Virginia are due August 2nd.
The applications are available on line at vhha.net and at shenandoahdowns.com. More details are available thru horsemen’s representative Debbie Warnick at 443-463-0917 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A five week pari-mutuel season will begin September 13th and continue every Friday at 3:30 PM and Saturday at 2 PM until October 13th. A pair of non-betting racing events will also take place on Sunday October 6th and 13th. Virginia Breeder’s prep races for two and three-year-old pacers and trotters of both sexes will be first up, followed by the $300,000 (est.) Breeder’s Championships on closing day.
The barn area and track will open on Wednesday September 11th. For the second straight meet, a $100 stipend will be paid to owners of horses who finish out of the money — 6th, 7th or 8th. The meet will be preceded by four days of racing at the 102nd Shenandoah County Fair from August 28th-31st.
Shenandoah Downs is located on the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds at Exit 283 off I-81, halfway between Winchester and Harrisonburg. Both parking and admission are free and the races are family friendly. More details are at shenandoahdowns.com.