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Shenandoah Downs Announces Pair of $25,000 Open Races, Appearance by Pacer Foiled Again

(WOODSTOCK, VA — 9/27/2022) —- Shenandoah Downs will introduce a pair of new $25,000 Open races on Saturday October 8 in celebration of the two mountain ranges that surround the charming half mile oval nestled in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Aside from Virginia Breeder’s championship races that feature $80,000 purses — and will … Continue reading Shenandoah Downs Announces Pair of $25,000 Open Races, Appearance by Pacer Foiled Again

Virginia’s Shenandoah Downs Opens 7th Racing Season with Track Signal Streamed to ADW Sites

(WOODSTOCK, VA — 9/16/2022) —- Shenandoah Downs ushers in a new era of pari-mutuel harness racing Friday when it opens its seventh season in Virginia’s scenic Shenandoah Valley with its longest meet ever, highest average daily purse distribution ever and for the first time, will offer its product to fans around the country via four … Continue reading Virginia’s Shenandoah Downs Opens 7th Racing Season with Track Signal Streamed to ADW Sites

Shenandoah Downs to Usher in Fall Harness Season with Key Opening Weekend Promotions

WOODSTOCK, VA —- 9/11/2022) —- Shenandoah Downs will open its seventh season of pari-mutuel harness racing on Friday September 16 at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock and continue an 8-week “Harness The Mountain Magic” campaign — its longest ever — through November 6. Each of the meets from 2016- 2021 were a total of five … Continue reading Shenandoah Downs to Usher in Fall Harness Season with Key Opening Weekend Promotions

Colonial Downs, Virginia HBPA Present Check to TAA on Virginia Derby Day

September 8, 2022 (Lexington, KY): Tuesday’s action-packed Virginia Derby Day included a dedication to Thoroughbred aftercare. After the sixth race on the Virginia Derby card Sep. 6 at Colonial Downs, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) accepted a check for $66,000 from Colonial Downs and the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA). Initiated in 2019, … Continue reading Colonial Downs, Virginia HBPA Present Check to TAA on Virginia Derby Day

Shenandoah County Fair Completes 4-Day Harness Race Meet with Record Purse Money Distributed   

(WOODSTOCK, VA —- 9/4/2022) —- A four-day harness racing meet at the 105th annual Shenandoah County Fair wrapped up Saturday with a record number of races conducted and record amount of purse monies distributed. A total of 36 races were contested under sunny skies all four days. A total of $72,000 in purse monies were doled out … Continue reading Shenandoah County Fair Completes 4-Day Harness Race Meet with Record Purse Money Distributed   

New Kent County Virginia Derby Attracts Field of 11 Tuesday Sept. 6 at Colonial Downs

A field of eleven three-year-old turf horses will highlight Tuesday’s (September 6) 19th running of the Grade 3, $300,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby which will highlight a stakes-filled card at Colonial Downs. . Eleven races have been carded with a first post of 1:45 PM. The Derby itself will be carded as the 10th of 11 … Continue reading New Kent County Virginia Derby Attracts Field of 11 Tuesday Sept. 6 at Colonial Downs

Virginia Derby® Day to Feature $1 Million in Purses and a $25,000 “Cash Dash” for Fans                 

                                              Day of Family Fun & Cash Dash Drawings Highlight Event on September 6 NEW KENT, Va. (September 1, 2022) – Featuring horses from nationally prominent trainers, Colonial Downs Group is pleased to announce large crowds are expected for the New Kent County Virginia Derby on Tuesday, September 6. The nation’s top turf horses … Continue reading Virginia Derby® Day to Feature $1 Million in Purses and a $25,000 “Cash Dash” for Fans                 

Colonial Downs, Virginia HBPA to Honor TAA on Virginia Derby Day

August 30, 2022 (Lexington, KY): Another successful Colonial Downs race meet will culminate on Virginia Derby Day, highlighted by a dedication to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). The Kitten’s Joy Stakes (G3) will be presented by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance on Virginia Derby Day. A presentation of a TAA blanket and swag bag will be … Continue reading Colonial Downs, Virginia HBPA to Honor TAA on Virginia Derby Day