Licensing Requirements for Shenandoah Downs Races

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 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:

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

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.