All posts by Darrell Wood

Neil Morris Has Training Triple October 9 at Middleburg Fall Races

Rider Skylar McKenna sweeps card in Geneseo, New York The following appeared on nationalsteeplechase.com. Photos supplied by Douglas Lees. On a day filled with racing thrills and exciting finishes, it was the human achievements that stood out most at Saturday’s National Steeplechase Association’s Genesee Valley Hunt Races in Geneseo, N.Y., and Virginia Fall Races in … Continue reading Neil Morris Has Training Triple October 9 at Middleburg Fall Races

Vulcan Hanover Wins 6th Straight In Woodstock; Closing Weekend at Shenandoah Downs Set

(WOODSTOCK, VA — 10/11/2021) —- Shantae Gant’s Vulcan Hanover all but cemented his status as Shenandoah Downs Horse of the Meet with his sixth consecutive win on Friday — a convincing 10 1/2 length romp — in a $6,750 conditioned trot that went in 1:56 4/5. The Michael Whitaker trainee has four wins at the … Continue reading Vulcan Hanover Wins 6th Straight In Woodstock; Closing Weekend at Shenandoah Downs Set

Harness Owner Pam Wagner Wins Four Virginia Breeder’s Stakes in $684,225 Showcase Weekend  

Owner Pam Wagner collected four wins this past weekend in Virginia Breeder’s championship events at Shenandoah Downs —- two with trotters and two with pacers — as $684,225 in purse monies were distributed among eight title clashes for freshmen and sophomores of both sexes. It was the richest Breeder’s showcase edition in the event’s 24 … Continue reading Harness Owner Pam Wagner Wins Four Virginia Breeder’s Stakes in $684,225 Showcase Weekend  

Richest Virginia Breeder’s Harness Championships In History Set For Shenandoah Downs Oct. 1, 2

(WOODSTOCK, VA — 9/29/2021) —- The 24th annual Virginia Breeder’s Harness Championships will take place this weekend at Shenandoah Downs with $684,225 in purse monies on the line between the 2 and 3-year-old finales, highest dollar figure ever offered in series history. Trotters will be showcased in Friday’s action while pacers take center take Saturday … Continue reading Richest Virginia Breeder’s Harness Championships In History Set For Shenandoah Downs Oct. 1, 2

Virginia Harness Driver/Trainer Winston Lineweaver Passes Away at the Age of 79  

(WOODSTOCK, VA — 9/25/2021) — Long time harness racing driver and trainer Winston Lineweaver, 79, passed away Friday, September 24. He was born in Conicville, Virginia, and at the time of his death, lived in Mauertown, Virginia. Mr. Lineweaver competed at the nearby Shenandoah County Fair harness meet for decades and at the Shenandoah Downs … Continue reading Virginia Harness Driver/Trainer Winston Lineweaver Passes Away at the Age of 79  

Pride Of Windswept Scores Tight Virginia Breeder’s 3-Year-Old Prep Win at Shenandoah Downs;

Two-Year-Olds Battle This Weekend (Sept. 24/25) John Swart Jr. and Sarah Swart’s Pride Of Windswept, Pamela Wagner’s Trents A Lock and Kelseys For Real, and Caviart Farms’ Caviart Sargent each scored a Virginia Breeder’s 3-year-old prep win this past weekend as Shenandoah Downs opened its sixth season of pari-mutuel harness racing in Woodstock. 2020 2-year-old … Continue reading Pride Of Windswept Scores Tight Virginia Breeder’s 3-Year-Old Prep Win at Shenandoah Downs;

Virginia Breeder’s Freshmen Champs Return To Begin Title Defense at Shenandoah Downs  

(WOOSTOCK, VA — 9/16/2021) — All four Virginia Breeder’s 2020 freshmen championship winners will return to Shenandoah Downs this weekend to begin defense of their titles as 3-year-olds as the Woodstock oval opens its sixth season of pari-mutuel harness racing. Trotting preps will be contested Friday while pacing preps will be held Saturday. Respective $80,000 … Continue reading Virginia Breeder’s Freshmen Champs Return To Begin Title Defense at Shenandoah Downs  

Shenandoah Downs Welcomes Fans Back With Slate Of Exciting Opening Weekend Promotions

-Big Purse Increase Awaits Participating Horsemen- (WOODSTOCK, VA —- 9/10/2021) —- Shenandoah Downs will open its sixth season of pari-mutuel harness racing Friday September 17 and continue its five-week “Harness The Mountain Magic” meet in Woodstock through October 16. After a 2020 season that was contested without fans in attendance or wagering due to the … Continue reading Shenandoah Downs Welcomes Fans Back With Slate Of Exciting Opening Weekend Promotions

Wootton Asset Finds Colonial To His Liking In $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby

Madaket Stables LLC’s Wootton Asset rated off the pace before making the winning move turning for home on his way to a ¾-length victory in the Grade III $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby presented by Woodford Reserve on Tuesday at Colonial Downs.  Jose Ortiz, Jr. guided the Graham Motion trainee over the mile and an … Continue reading Wootton Asset Finds Colonial To His Liking In $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby