The applications are available on line at vhha.net and at shenandoahdowns.com. More details are available through horsemen’s representative Debbie Warnick at 443.463.0917 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A five week pari-mutuel season will begin Sept. 13 and continue every Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. until Oct. 13.
A pair of non-betting racing events will also take place on Sunday (Oct. 6) and Sunday (Oct. 13). Virginia Breeder’s prep races for 2- and 3-year-old pacers and trotters of both sexes will be first up, followed by the $300,000 (est.) Breeder’s Championships on closing day.
The barn area and track will open on Wednesday (Sept. 11). For the second straight meet, a $100 stipend will be paid to owners of horses who finish out of the money — sixth, seventh or eighth.
The meet will be preceded by four days of racing at the 102nd Shenandoah County Fair from Aug. 28-31.
Shenandoah Downs is located on the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds at Exit 283 off I-81, halfway between Winchester and Harrisonburg. Both parking and admission are free and the races are family friendly. More details are at shenandoahdowns.com.