Fall Harness Racing Season At Shenandoah Downs

Date: October 17, 2020
Harness racing takes place in September and October in the scenic Shenandoah Valley. Photo by Andy Huffmyer.

The fifth annual fall harness racing season continues in Woodstock, Virginia at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. The five meet began September 18 and will run through October 17 with race programs every Friday at 2 PM and Saturday at 1 PM. Due to the COVID pandemic, the meet is being run “spectator-free” and wagering will not be available.

Legendary horse Foiled Again prevailed at Shenandoah Downs in September, 2018 to the delight of a packed house. Photo by Dee Leftwich.

Woodstock is located halfway between Harrisonburg and Winchester off I-81 at Exit 283. Harness racing has taken place in Woodstock for 102 years.

Harness racing has taken place in Woodstock for 102 years. Wagering is available during the fall Shenandoah Downs meet.

Pacers and trotters compete over a one half mile oval in at least ten races every day. In a normal year, parking and admission are free and the races are family friendly. We look forward to the 2021 season when both fans and wagering can return! The 2020 race season will be streamed live at www.shenandoahdowns.com so fans can still enjoy the action virtually.