Hotels Near Shenandoah Downs

Comfort Inn 1011 Motel Dr. Woodstock, VA 540-459-7600 Free Breakfast & WiFi – Mention “Harness Race Rate” (15%) Hampton Inn 1150 Motel Dr Woodstock VA 540-459-7111 Free Breakfast & WiFi Holiday Inn 1130 Motel Dr. Woodstock, VA 540-459-5000 Free Breakfast & WiFi Econo Lodge 1290 S Main St Woodstock, VA 540-459-4086 Free Breakfast & WiFi Read More

Proposed Changes by Virginia Breeders Fund Committee

ATTENTION VHHA MEMBERSHIP The Virginia Breeders Fund committee is reviewing the eligibility rules for Virginia Breds with the hopes of expanding the program. PROPOSED CHANGES: Mare VA owned at time of breeding Mare VA owned at time of foaling To qualify mare must be 100% owned by a Virginia resident at time of conception, or Read More

Attention All Horsemen: Virginia Breeders Fund Races 2016

Due to the small number of nominations for this years races the elimination/prep races have been cancelled except for the following: 2 year old Filly Trot 2 year old Fill Pace These two elimination/prep races will be run on September 3rd as part of the county fair Finals for all breeders fund races will be Read More

Racing in 2016

Harness racing in 2016 will be conducted in the newly renovated track located at the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock, Virginia. The new track and racing surface is being developed by the Coon’s brothers in conjunction with the VEA and the VHHA and will be able to accommodate eight horses. The VHHA hopes to more Read More

Virginia horsemen to meet Nov. 15

The annual general meeting of the Virginia Harness Horse Association will be held on Nov. 15, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Shenandoah County Fair Grounds in Woodst0ck, Virginia. All members are invited to come out and meet the new board of directors.

Virginia-Bred horses compete in prep races at Oak Ridge

Arrington, VA — Blueridge Pushy and Riggy, respective 2-year-old Virginia-bred champions last year in the filly and colt pacing divisions, captured their 3-year-old $5,000 prep races Saturday (Oct. 10) at the Oak Ridge Estate as harness racing returned to the scenic venue for the first time since 2001. Herman Hagerman’s Blueridge Pushy beat four other fillies in her race, the first Read More

Oak Ridge prepares for first draw

Arrington, VA — Pari-mutuel harness racing will return to the Oak Ridge Estate this week for the first time since 2001 as the Virginia Equine Alliance presents a two week meet in beautiful Nelson County. We are getting ready to draw at Oak Ridge. Qualifiers will be drawn Tuesday (Oct. 6) for Wednesday (Oct. 7). The Read More