Shenandoah Downs

Planning a weekend of hiking or wine sampling in the Shenandoah Valley next 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 in 2018, starting in September!

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!

 

Cathy Rutherford directs Just Fred to victory in 1:57 1/5 Saturday at Shenandoah Downs



Cory Kreiser accepts “Horse of the Meet” honors for Fixed Income along with the Top Trainer title, which he shared with Betsy Brown. Dee Lineweaver, Assistant to the Race Director, made the presentation.



Cory Kreiser accepts “Horse of the Meet” honors for Fixed Income along with the Top Trainer title, which he shared with Betsy Brown. Dee Lineweaver, Assistant to the Race Director, made the presentation.

(WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA – 10/15/17) – Fixed Income cemented her status as “Horse of the Meet” by engineering a fourth straight wire-to-wire effort at Shenandoah Downs Sunday as the second pari-mutuel harness meet came to a close in Woodstock, Virginia.

Previous News Releases

Oct 15, 2017: Big Money Earners Shine At Shenandoah Downs Saturday; Closing Day Is Sunday

Oct 10, 2017: Shenandoah Downs Fall Harness Racing Season Winds Down This Weekend (October 14, 15)

Oct 8, 2017: Driver Chuck Perry Collects His 1,000th Win Sunday at Shenandoah Downs

Oct 7, 2017: Driver Betsy Brown Scores A Hat Trick, Chuck Perry Nears a Career Milestone & Fixed Income Sizzles At Shenandoah Downs Saturday

Oct. 2, 2017: John’s Dream, Southwind Glider Score Wins in Weekend Co-Features At Shenandoah Downs

Sept. 28, 2017: Shenandoah Downs Gears Up For Third Weekend Of Action On Sept. 30, Oct. 1

Sept. 25, 2017: Great Finishes Highlight Virginia Breeder’s Three Year Old Championship Races Sunday (Sept. 24) at Shenandoah Downs

Sept. 20, 2017: Shenandoah Downs Gears Up For Second Weekend Of Action On September 23, 24

Sept. 17, 2017: Virginia Breeder’s Championship Races For Two Year Olds Highlight Shenandoah Downs Opening Day Card

Sept. 15, 2017: Shenandoah Downs Opens Its Second Season of Harness Racing Saturday With 15 Races

Sept. 11, 2017: Second Annual Fall Harness Season At Shenandoah Downs Kicks Off Saturday September 16th

Sept. 6, 2017: Virginia Breeder’s Prep & Elimination Race Recap From Shenandoah County Fair In Woodstock

Aug. 31, 2017: Shenandoah County Fair Opening Day Recap

Aug. 29, 2017: Shenandoah County Fair Harness Racing Kicks Off Wednesday August 30th

Aug. 18, 2017: Shenandoah County Agricultural Foundation Is Granted Limited License To Host Harness Racing At Shenandoah Downs This Fall

June 13, 2017: Plans Being Finalized For Second Annual Fall Harness Season At Shenandoah Downs

Opening Weekend Entries Will Be Accepted Wednesday September 13

Shenandoah Downs will accept entries for both opening weekend cards – slated for Saturday September 16th and Sunday September 17th – on Wednesday September 13th between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Director of Racing Mike Wandishin is encouraging horsemen to enter their horses electronically if possible, or to call him at 302-509-1861.

The draw for Saturday will take place on Wednesday, and Sunday’s draw is on Thursday. Virginia Breeders’ Two Year Old Championship races will highlight action on opening day. Post time for both performances is at 1 PM.

The track is located in Woodstock, Virginia at Exit 283 off I-81.

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 shenandoahraceoffice@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 shenandoahraceoffice@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 540-335-8768

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

2017 Shenandoah Downs Event/Promo Schedule

 

•  Racing every Saturday & Sunday from Sept. 16 – Oct. 15
•  Gates open at 11 AM; first race is at 1 PM
•  FREE Parking & Admission EVERY day

 

Sat. September 16

•  Hops ’n Hooves Craft Beer & Chili Festival. Sample craft beers and ciders all afternoon. Receive a custom sampling glass and a bowl of chili. Advance tickets – $15; Day Of – $20. Virginia Breeders’ Championship Races for 2 Year Olds – 4 races worth a combined $160,000!

 

Sat. September 23

•  Food Truck Festival. We’ll have an assortment of food trucks out front by the party tent from 11 AM on. Enjoy lunch or a delicious snack before or during the races.

 

Sun. September 24

•  Virginia Breeders’ Championship Races for 3 Year Olds – 4 races worth a combined $160,000!

 

Sat. September 30

Wine & Trotter Festival & WINC Fancy Hat Contest. Sample wines from Virginia wineries & receive a souvenir sampling glass. Advance tickets – $15; Day Of – $20. Wear your most elegant or creative fancy hat – we’ll award prizes for the best!

 

Sat. October 7

•  Seafest Seafood Festival – enjoy delicious seafood from some of the area’s top vendors beginning at 11 AM.

 

Sat. October 14

•  Autumnfest. Includes Kansas City BBQ Society’s championship competition with over 40 BBQ teams, 25–plus craft brews & wines to sample, a cruise–in, crafters, log splitting competition, live music & more. Tickets at www.ShenandoahAutumnfest.com.

 

Sun. October 15

•  Last day of racing! End of the season awards for top driver, trainer and Horse of the Meet!

CURRENT RACE ENTRIES
Shenandoah Downs Entries

Sunday Oct 15, 2017 Post Time: 1:00 PM

1st Nw2pmrcdlt $5,000 Trot

1. Long Term Dream (Ty Shehan) 2-1

2. Jefferson County (Co Kreiser) 8-5

3. Gretal Garbo (Ca Rutherford) 9-1

4. All Champy (Br Brown) 3-2

 

2nd Nw1pmrcdlt $4,500 Pace

1. Jacinta Hanover (Ty Shehan) 9-5

2. Shark Cove (Za Kaiser) 7-1

3. Western Dragoness (Am Hershberger) 20-1

4. Jethro Bo Dean (Jo Mapes) 9-1

5. Smirking (Ch Perry Jr) 3-1

6. Keystone Nikki (Ch Shaw) 2-1

 

3rd Nw1pmrcdlt $4,500 Trot

1. Go Big Blue (Ty Shehan) 3-1

2. Dark Money (Ro Hammer) 5-2

3. Broadway Voyage (Ch Shaw) 9-2

4. Winning Leggs (Er Neal) 5-1

5. Crazed Creek (Wa Long) 7-2

6. Handoverdadoughmoe (Ca Rutherford) 9-1

 

4th 4000CL $5,000 Pace

1. Last Chance Harvey (Wi Carter) 9-5

2. B Blissfull (Ch Perry Jr) 3-2

3. Midnight Gambol (Sc Woogen) 10-1

4. Sgt Grit (Ty Shehan) 6-1

5. Jd’s Military Star (Jo Mapes) 25-1

6. Summer Deo (Ch Shaw) 5-1

 

5th Nw1001L5cd $4,500 Pace

1. Knight Sky (Je Indof) 4-1

2. Hare Force One (Ma Gray) 7-1

3. Hairway To Heaven (Ge Longo) 9-2

4. Feeling Real (Ch Shaw) 5-2

5. Paulimony (Sc Woogen) 3-1

6. Cinderlane Quin (Jo Mapes) 6-1

 

6th FMNw2001L5 $5,000 Pace

1. Sparkin Your Fire (Ge Longo) 8-5

2. Relentless Dancer (Ch Shaw) 5-1

3. River Runs Thru It (Wi Carter) 10-1

4. Maddie Doowop (Jo Mapes) 12-1

5. Gamblers Anonymous (Ch Perry Jr) 5-2

6. Swinging Cami (Ty Shehan) 9-2

 

7th Nw2001L5cd $5,000 Pace

1. Crocodile Rock (Ch Perry Jr) 3-1

2. Kj Bryan (Sc Woogen) 7-2

3. Ponda River (Je Indof) 5-1

4. El Chivato (Er Neal) 10-1

5. Art’s Delight (Ty Shehan) 5-2

6. Dinger Four (Wa Long) 8-1

7. Lets Be Truthful (Jo Mapes) 8-1

 

8th Nw1pmrcdlt $4,500 Pace

1. Diggity Dog (Je Indof) 6-1

2. Ms Seton (Ty Shehan) 7-2

3. Gone South (Ma Gray) 20-1

4. B A Rocket (Br Brown) 9-2

5. Marvalous Song (Ch Shaw) 9-5

6. Friskie Sadie (Ch Perry Jr) 7-2

 

9th Nw5001L5cd $6,500 Pace

1. Pow Chicka Pow Pow (Am Hershberger) 7-2

2. Magnifique (Ge Longo) 5-1

3. Igotyourcrazy (Er Neal) 12-1

4. Concert Ticket (Br White) 7-2

5. Ruffle Up (Ch Shaw) 7-2

6. Fixed Income (Co Kreiser) 5-2

 

10th Open $8,000 Pace

1. Kiss On The Lips (Ge Longo) 5-2

2. Red Carpet Dude (Am Hershberger) 6-1

3. Highland Hellion (Dw Penrod) 5-1

4. R N Nate (Br Brown) 9-2

5. John’s Dream (Ch Perry Jr) 7-5

 

11th W2>4pmrlt $5,500 Trot

1. Irish Valentine (Co Kreiser) 6-5

2. Keystone Shotgun (Br Brown) 12-1

3. Triple T Swinger (Ch Shaw) 5-2

4. Knuckle Up (Za Kaiser) 5-2

5. Swancredit (Er Neal) 15-1


CURRENT RACE RESULTS
Saturday Oct 14, 2017

1st - $4,500 Pace 1:58.4

4-Tulsi (Wi Carter) 12.80 5.80 4.00

6-Andy’s Lil Buddy (Wa Long) 4.00 2.60

2-Coolflying Charlie (Jo Mapes) 2.80

$1 Exacta Wagering (4-6) $21.80

$1 Trifecta Wagering (4-6-2) $80.20

 

2nd - $5,000 Pace 1:56.4

2-Corner A Virgin (Dw Penrod) 13.60 4.40 6.00

4-Said No One Ever (Jo Mapes) 3.20 3.40

3-Mr Sideburns (Sc Woogen) 4.60

$1 Exacta Wagering (2-4) $65.40

$1 Trifecta Wagering (2-4-3) $248.80

 

3rd - $4,500 Pace 1:57.2

4-World Peace (Sc Woogen) 8.60 5.40 3.60

5-Lucky Ivan (Jo Mapes) 5.60 3.60

6-Go Easy On Me (Da Swaney) 4.00

$1 Exacta Wagering (4-5) $54.20

$1 Trifecta Wagering (4-5-6) $241.80

 

4th - $5,500 Trot 2:00.1

4-Beep Beep Bye Bye (Ch Perry Jr) 8.00 4.40 3.00

2-Calcutta (Be Brown) 5.60 3.20

6-Up Front Fairway (Wa Long) 4.00

$1 Exacta Wagering (4-2) $23.80

$1 Trifecta Wagering (4-2-6) $101.40

 

5th - $4,500 Pace 1:55.2

3-A Major Impulse (Wi Carter) 8.60 3.20 4.80

2-V I P Bayama (Je Lieberman) 3.80 5.60

1-To The Limit (Jo Mapes) 5.40

$1 Exacta Wagering (3-2) $52.40

$1 Trifecta Wagering (3-2-1) $59.80

 

6th - $5,000 Pace 1:55.2

1-Royal Red (Ch Perry Jr) 5.00 3.40

3-Welcometotheparty (Wa Long) 3.00

4-A Card Thats Wild (Wi Carter)

$1 Exacta Wagering (1-3) $11.40

$1 Trifecta Wagering ()

Scratched: Lil Cool Fly’n Fun

 

7th - $5,000 Trot 1:59.4

5-Peoplesayimnogood (Sc Woogen) 6.20 3.20 2.10

3-Majestic Lady Jo (Ge Longo) 4.40 2.20

4-Molly B’golly (Be Brown) 2.10

$1 Exacta Wagering (5-3) $11.00

$1 Trifecta Wagering (5-3-4) $52.40

 

8th - $5,500 Pace 1:57.1

2-Victoria’s Munky (Wi Carter) 13.20 5.20 3.00

4-Moonshinenmonkeys (Ch Perry Jr) 2.80 2.60

3-Place At The Beach (Ge Longo) 3.40

$1 Exacta Wagering (2-4) $42.80

$1 Trifecta Wagering (2-4-3) $70.40

 

9th - $4,000 Pace 1:57.1

5-Just Fred (Ca Rutherford) 6.80 3.60 4.80

3-Always Dee One (Sc Woogen) 4.20 3.00

1-Silver Sting (Ch Shaw) 4.00

$1 Exacta Wagering (5-3) $12.20

$1 Trifecta Wagering (5-3-1) $28.60

 

10th - $4,500 Pace 2:00.4

3-It’s Gest Me (Wa Long) 12.60 4.40 3.80

2-Show Them To Me (Ch Shaw) 8.80 3.80

6-Isle Of Truth (Wi Carter) 4.00

$1 Exacta Wagering (3-2) $68.00

$1 Trifecta Wagering (3-2-ALL) $35.80

 

11th - $5,500 Pace 1:57.0

4-Marvalous Artist (Ro Hammer) 15.00 3.80 2.40

2-Poursomesugaronme (Wi Carter) 2.80 2.40

1-Wizzel Stix (Jo Mapes) 2.40

$1 Exacta Wagering (4-2) $25.20

$1 Trifecta Wagering (4-2-1) $50.40

 

12th - $4,500 Trot 2:03.4

5-Believe In Him (Be Brown) 3.60 4.80 2.10

1-Toolbox Tuesday (Ro Hammer) 4.60 2.10

4-Warum Hanover (Ch Perry Jr) 2.10

$1 Exacta Wagering (5-1) $8.80

$1 Trifecta Wagering (5-1-4) $19.80


Sunday Oct 15, 2017

1st - $5,000 Trot 2:01.1

1-Long Term Dream (Ty Shehan) 11.20 2.60

2-Jefferson County (Co Kreiser) 2.40

4-All Champy (Br Brown)

$1 Exacta Wagering (1-2) $23.40

$1 Trifecta Wagering (1-2-4) $16.40

 

2nd - $4,500 Pace 1:57.1

6-Keystone Nikki (Ch Shaw) 6.60 3.40 2.40

1-Jacinta Hanover (Ty Shehan) 4.80 2.80

5-Smirking (Ch Perry Jr) 2.40

$1 Exacta Wagering (6-1) $20.80

$1 Trifecta Wagering (6-1-5) $23.80

 

3rd - $4,500 Trot 2:02.2

4-Winning Leggs (Er Neal) 17.00 5.40 4.60

1-Go Big Blue (Ty Shehan) 3.80 2.80

3-Broadway Voyage (Ch Shaw) 3.20

$1 Exacta Wagering (4-1) $62.40

$1 Trifecta Wagering (4-1-3) $136.50

 

4th - $5,000 Pace 1:55.3

1-Last Chance Harvey (Wi Carter) 6.00 5.40 3.20

2-B Blissfull (Ch Perry Jr) 3.60 2.60

6-Summer Deo (Ch Shaw) 2.60

$1 Exacta Wagering (1-2) $13.00

$1 Trifecta Wagering (1-2-6) $59.00

 

5th - $4,500 Pace 1:56.4

3-Hairway To Heaven (Ge Longo) 4.60 3.60 3.20

1-Knight Sky (Je Indof) 8.00 4.00

2-Hare Force One (Ma Gray) 3.60

$1 Exacta Wagering (3-1) $28.80

$1 Trifecta Wagering (3-1-2) $114.60

 

6th - $5,000 Pace 1:56.4

1-Sparkin Your Fire (Ge Longo) 3.80 2.20 3.00

6-Swinging Cami (Ty Shehan) 2.80 3.20

2-Relentless Dancer (Ch Shaw) 4.60

$1 Exacta Wagering (1-6) $15.80

$1 Trifecta Wagering (1-6-2) $59.40

 

7th - $5,000 Pace 1:56.1

3-Ponda River (Je Indof) 9.80 4.60 3.60

5-Art’s Delight (Ty Shehan) 2.80 2.60

2-Kj Bryan (Sc Woogen) 3.60

$1 Exacta Wagering (3-5) $16.80

$1 Trifecta Wagering (3-5-ALL) $43.00

Scratched: Little Mans Magic

 

8th - $4,500 Pace 1:58.1

6-Friskie Sadie (Ch Perry Jr) 4.00 2.40 2.20

5-Marvalous Song (Ch Shaw) 2.40 2.20

3-Gone South (Ma Gray) 2.60

$1 Exacta Wagering (6-5) $7.20

$1 Trifecta Wagering (6-5-3) $98.20

Scratched: B A Rocket

 

9th - $6,500 Pace 1:54.2

6-Fixed Income (Co Kreiser) 3.20 3.00 2.40

1-Pow Chicka Pow Pow (Am Hershberger) 3.20 2.80

2-Magnifique (Ge Longo) 3.60

$1 Exacta Wagering (6-1) $10.00

$1 Trifecta Wagering (6-1-2) $26.60

 

10th - $8,000 Pace 1:54.3

5-John’s Dream (Ch Perry Jr) 3.40 2.80 2.10

2-Red Carpet Dude (Am Hershberger) 2.60 2.20

1-Kiss On The Lips (Ge Longo) 2.10

$1 Exacta Wagering (5-2) $20.80

$1 Trifecta Wagering (5-2-1) $54.60

 

11th - $5,500 Trot 1:58.2

3-Triple T Swinger (Ch Shaw) 6.60 2.80 2.40

4-Knuckle Up (Za Kaiser) 2.60 2.40

5-Swancredit (Er Neal) 4.20

$1 Exacta Wagering (3-4) $11.00

$1 Trifecta Wagering (3-4-5) $97.60

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