Woodstock, VA — Stall/racing applications for the fourth annual Shenandoah Downs harness racing season in Woodstock, Va., are due Aug. 2.
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.