Shenandoah Downs

Planning a weekend of hiking or wine sampling in the Shenandoah Valley this fall?

Make Shenandoah Downs, the area’s newest attraction, part of your weekend!

Make Shenandoah Downs, the area’s newest attraction, part of your weekend!

Harness Racing action every Saturday & Sunday from September 16th - October 15th.

Wager 10 races daily from 1-4 PM over a new state-of-the-art half mile track.

FREE Parking & Admission! Great family entertainment!

• Enjoy a different themed Festival every Saturday in conjunction with the races!

 

Plans Being Finalized For Second Annual Fall Harness Season At Shenandoah Downs

Plans are being finalized for the second season of pari-mutuel harness racing at Shenandoah Downs, scheduled to take place this fall from September 16th - October 15th.

Harness Horsemen


Barn Area, Racing/Draw Info - Details on when the barn area opens, the draw schedule, training hours and qualifying schedule will be posted here in late July. In the meanwhile, if you have any questions, e-mail Director of Racing Mike Wandishin at shenandoahdownsraceoffice@aol.com or call him at 302-509-1861.

Stall Applications: Stall applications for the second annual fall pari-mutuel harness meet at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock, Virginia are being accepted now through August 15th. The five week season will begin September 16th and continue thru October 15th with racing every Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM.

Stall applications are available at www.vhha.net or click here to download application form. Approximately 150 stalls will be available in the barn area, up in numbers from last year.

Director of Racing Mike Wandishin will have a condition sheet out in early August, and it is expected to be very similar to the inaugural meet’s in 2016. Any questions on stabling or the meet itself can be directed to Mike at 302-509-1861 or via e-mail at shenandoahdownsraceoffice@aol.com.

Shenandoah Downs is located at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, Virginia at I-81, Exit 283. The grounds are located halfway between Winchester and Harrisonburg.

Harness racing at the Shenandoah County Fair, which precedes the regular meet by two weeks, will take place from August 30 - September 2. A condition sheet for the four-day fair meet is now available on websites listed above. For information on the non-wagering Fair races, call Terry Kibler at 540-335-87

Shenandoah County Fair Racing/Virginia Breeder’s Races - Four days of racing at the Shenandoah County Fair are scheduled August 30th thru September 2nd. Virginia Breeder’s 2 and 3 year old prep and elimination races are slated to be held September 2nd. Finals for 2 year olds will be held Saturday September 16th while Finals for 3 year olds will be held Sunday September 24th. For more Virginia Breeder’s info, visit www.vhha.net or e-mail info@vhha.net.

Licensing - All owners, trainers, drivers, and grooms participating in the Shenandoah Downs races are required to be licensed by the Virginia Racing Commission (VRC). The easiest way to obtain a license is by going to the Commission’s website at www.vrc.virginia.gov and clicking on “Virginia Racing License” in the upper left hand side of the home page or by clicking here. You will then see a list of documents including the “Racing Application for Participants”, “General Application Instructions, “Fee Schedule”, and “Credit Cart Verification Form”. Simply print out the application and complete it by referring to the fee schedule and general instructions. Once the application is completed, signed, and dated you may either mail it along with the appropriate payment to:

VRC
5707 Huntsman Road, Suite 201-B
Richmond, VA 23250

You may also scan the application along with the “Credit Card Verification Form” and email to VRCLicense@VRC.Virginia.gov.

If you would like your badge mailed to you before the races, your application and payment must be received by August 28th, otherwise badges will be distributed at the VRC table in the Lilly Barn. The VRC will be on site in the Lilly Barn on Wednesday, September 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday. September 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Friday, September 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for licensing or picking up badges. (Please note: All licensing must be completed before participating in a race)

If you have any questions or require assistance with this process, please contact Rhonda Davis at (804) 966-7415.

Posted in General, Shenandoah Downs - Race Info, Virginia Bred Fund

Interested in part time employment during the fall Shenandoah Downs harness racing season?

Location:
    Shenandoah Fairgrounds
    300 Fairgrounds Road
    Woodstock VA 22664

Shenandoah Downs is seeking individuals to work in a high-energy environment during the fall harness horse racing season from September 16 – October 15, 2017

Times: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Days of Week: Saturdays/Sundays
Pay Scale: $10/$12 per Hour

Positions Available:
•  Betting Clerks
•  Information/Customer Service
•  Money Room Assistant

Individuals must be out-going, personable, neat in appearance. Clerks must be capable of handling cash. Company will provide logo shirts; individuals will be required to wear black pants, clean shoes. Not all individuals hired will be required to work every shift.

Lunch will be provided. All staff will be trained by the Virginia Equine Alliance and are required to be licensed by the Virginia Racing Commission. Please send name, address, telephone number and email address with a short letter of interest and background information to:

HumanResources@virginiaequinealliance.com

Shenandoah Downs harness horse racing is sponsored by the Virginia Equine Alliance and regulated by the Virginia Racing Commission.

Wager Like The Pros


WAGER EARLY ...to avoid getting shut out

HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFO READY

1. Race Number

2. Amount of Money You'll Wager Per Bet

3. Type Of Wager

4. Horse Number

HAVE YOUR MONEY OUT...to avoid delays

HELPFUL HINTS

•   You can bet with cash only; the wagering terminals will not accept credit or debit cards

•   When wagering, bet by using the horse's program number, not its name

•   You can place a bet AND collect your winnings at any of the betting windows

•   You can bet more than one race at a time!

•   Still have questions? Ask any of our friendly staff - we are here to help!



Types of Wagers Available at Shenandoah Downs

Win - The horse you choose must finish first

Place - The horse you choose must finish first OR second

Show - The horse you choose must finish first, second OR third

  -- ($2 Minimum Bet on each of these three wagers)

Hint: Increase Your Chances by trying an "Across The Board Bet"

  -- Pick a horse and you'll get a $2 Win, Place AND Show bet them. Cost is $6.

Exacta - The horses you choose must finish first AND second in exact order

Trifecta - The horses you choose must finish first, second AND third in exact order

Hint: Get more value for your money by "boxing" your selections -- the horses you choose can finish in ANY order, and you can pay as little as $1 per combination!

Exacta Box - The horses you choose must finish first and second in EITHER order.

Example - a $1 exacta box on the #2 and #5 is a winner if the order of finish is either 2-5 or 5-2. Total Cost is $2 ($1 per combination)

Trifecta Box - The horses you choose must finish first, second and third in ANY order.

Example - a $1 trifecta box on #1, #2 and #3 is a winner if the order of finish is either 1-2-3, 1-3-2, 2-1-3, 2-3-1, 3-1-2 or 3-2-1. Total Cost is $6 ($1 per combination)

Sat. Sept. 23

Food Truck Festival

Sat. Oct. 7

Seafest

Sat. Sept. 23

Food Truck Festival

Sat. Oct. 7

Seafest

Sat. Sept. 23

Food Truck Festival

Sat. Oct. 7

Seafest

Located at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, VA
I-81 at Exit 283, halfway between Harrisonburg & Winchester

Virginia Equine Alliance   •   Woodstock, Virginia

Website design: Shenandoah Valley Productions LLC

Virginia Equine Alliance
Woodstock, Virginia

Website design: Shenandoah Valley Productions LLC