Fall Harness Racing Season At Shenandoah Downs

Date: September 18, 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 will take place in Woodstock, Virginia at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. The five meet will begin September 18 and run through October 17 with race programs every Friday at 3:30 PM and Saturday at 2 PM. A special card will also take place on Sunday October 4 at 2 PM.

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. Wagering is available during the fall Shenandoah Downs meet.

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. Parking and admission are free and the races are family friendly. Friday Happy Hour racing features $1 draft beer and $1 hot dogs. Saturdays feature special events like “Pink Power” Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Wiener Dog races, Autumnfest and more! Details are at www.shenandoahdowns.com