(Richmond, VA—8/18/16) —- The Virginia Racing Commission gave unanimous approval at its Thursday (August 18) meeting to bring pari-mutuel harness racing back to the Commonwealth this fall at Shenandoah Downs. The limited license request was submitted by the Virginia Downs Foundation. The Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) will provide race office personnel and conduct the races, and the Virginia Harness Horsemen’s Association Read More
The 99th season of harness racing at the Shenandoah County Fair will take place in Woodstock, Virginia over a 4 day period this year from August 31st – September 3rd. Then, for the first time ever, a pari-mutuel meet will be held there over five consecutive weekends, from September 10th – October 9th. The difference? Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Vic Harrison, Senior Director of Sales, United Tote #502-394-1165 United Tote Company Announces New Tote Service Agreement with Virginia Equine Alliance at Shenandoah Downs LOUISVILLE, KY. (August 8, 2016) – United Tote, a leading worldwide supplier of pari-mutuel totalisator operations, systems and financial services, announced today that it has entered into Read More
The newly enlarged and renovated track at the Shenandoah Fairgrounds (formerly Woodstock Raceway) will host its first pari-mutuel meet beginning Saturday, Sept 10 and it will race on Saturday’s and Sunday’s for five weeks. Among the renovations are enlargement and improvement to the fair track which has served horsemen for 98 years. At this point Read More
On September 7, 2016 the stable area at Shenandoah Downs will be open. Please contact the Race Secretary for more information.
THE VIRGINIA HARNESS HORSE ASSOCIATION WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ALL STANDARDBRED HORSEMEN TO ATTEND THE INAUGURAL RACE MEET AT THE NEWLY RENOVATED SHENANDOAH DOWNS, (FORMALY KNOWN AS WOODSTOCK) IN NORTH WESTERN VIRGINIA. THE TRACK AND GROUNDS HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY RENOVATED: ½ MILE TRACK WIDENED TO ACCOMADATE 8 HORSES TURNS BANKED STABLES FOR MORE THAN 100 Read More
Shenandoah Downs Stall/Racing Applications Applications are due August 8, 2016
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A listing of eligibles for the Virginia Breeders Fund Events have been updated after the May 15th payment. For more information please visit the Eligibles Page.
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