The 4th annual harness racing season at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock is in full swing now! Action continues every Friday at 3:30 PM and Saturday at 2:00 PM thru October 13. Pacers and trotters compete in ten races each day and wagering is available on all — win, place, show, exacta, trifecta and superfecta betting is offered at manned teller stations and at self betting terminals.
On Saturday September 21, the VHHA is sponsoring the most unique event of the meet — an “Own a Horse For a Day” promotion. 8 lucky fans will be drawn on the 21st to own a horse, for a short period of time! They will get to meet their horse, driver and trainer in the barn area before the race, get pictures taken with the connections, then best of all — keep the purse money their horse earns in a $4,000 race!
Each contestant is guaranteed to win at least $50, but one of the 8 will take home the winner’s share of $2,000!
The track is located in Woodstock on the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, halfway between Winchester and Harrisonburg at Exit 283 off I-81. More details are at shenandoahdowns.com.