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Shenandoah Downs to Host Derby Party on May 4 with Wagering Available on Entire Churchill Card    

Shenandoah Downs will host a “Derby at the Downs” celebration on Saturday May 4 where fans can wager on live afternoon harness racing in conjunction with simulcast races from Churchill Downs including the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby.  The Shenandoah Valley’s biggest Derby party also features a Fancy Hat Contest with prizes, three exhibition miniature … Continue reading Shenandoah Downs to Host Derby Party on May 4 with Wagering Available on Entire Churchill Card    

Snap Decision, Schoodic shine at Middleburg Spring Races

Originally posted on Nationalsteeplechase.com on 4/23/2024, written by Tod Marks Saturday proved to be a banner day for two of the sport’s premier athletes, while the human side of the equation produced equally stellar heroics. At the Middleburg Spring Races in Virginia, a full house of approximately 8,000 fans witnessed Bruton Street-US’ perennial powerhouse Snap … Continue reading Snap Decision, Schoodic shine at Middleburg Spring Races

“Own a Harness Horse for a Day” Promotion Winner Barry Shrum Wins First Race as Actual Owner

Woodstock resident Barry Shrum scored his first win ever as a harness horse owner — and trainer — Sunday at Shenandoah Downs when his 12-year-old pacer Pacific Stride came three wide in the final turn, passed four front steppers and cruised home to a 4 1/2 length win after being sent off at odds of … Continue reading “Own a Harness Horse for a Day” Promotion Winner Barry Shrum Wins First Race as Actual Owner

Shenandoah Downs Set for 12-Race Card Saturday & 13-Race Card Sunday in Woodstock

Shenandoah Downs enters weekend number three of its seven-week spring stand in Woodstock with respective 12 and 13-race cards this Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21. First post both days is 1:05 PM. Saturday’s card features a trio of U.S. Harness Drivers Club divisions in races 2, 5 and 10 in addition to a … Continue reading Shenandoah Downs Set for 12-Race Card Saturday & 13-Race Card Sunday in Woodstock

Scenes From The April 6th Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point

Originally posted on Nationalsteeplechase.com on 4/8/24, written by Tod Marks Photos courtesy of Douglas Lees Three races, three different winning combinations score at Virginia Point to Point With substantial purse money on the line, Saturday’s Old Dominion Hounds Point to Point in Washington, Va., attracted some budding maiden and veteran timber talent. And by day’s … Continue reading Scenes From The April 6th Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point

Pacer Aflame Hanover Equals Shenandoah Downs All-Time Track Record Time on Sunday

(WOODSTOCK, VA — 4/8/2024) —- Tony and Mary Schadel’s Aflame Hanover equaled a Shenandoah Downs track record time of 1:52 1/5 in Sunday’s $8,000 Winner’s Over pacing feature which highlighted the ninth season opening race weekend in Woodstock. The original mark was set by John’s Dream in the track’s initial 2016 campaign — and had … Continue reading Pacer Aflame Hanover Equals Shenandoah Downs All-Time Track Record Time on Sunday

Shenandoah Downs Opens Its 2024 Spring Meet this Saturday April 6 with Full Slate of Promotions     

Shenandoah Downs raises the curtain on its ninth season of pari-mutuel harness racing this weekend in Woodstock. Nestled in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, the track will host a pair of 7-week meets this year – a spring session that runs from April 6 – May 19 and a fall session that runs from … Continue reading Shenandoah Downs Opens Its 2024 Spring Meet this Saturday April 6 with Full Slate of Promotions     

Secretariat Dedication Ceremony Attracts Hundreds of Appreciative Fans

March 30 was a monumental day for Ashland, Virginia and for horse racing from near and far! The town has proclaimed it “Secretariat Day” to celebrate the birthday of the legendary Triple Crown champion and to hold the long-awaited dedication ceremony for the stunning bronze statue “Secretariat Racing Into History” by sculptor Jocelyn Russell. A … Continue reading Secretariat Dedication Ceremony Attracts Hundreds of Appreciative Fans