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.

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. Due to the current uncertainty about the number of spectators that will be allowed in the grandstand to enjoy the races, wagering will not be available during the 2020 fall Shenandoah Downs meet. Wagering will return in 2021.

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. Details will be updated throughout summer at www.shenandoahdowns.com