The 2021 Shenanadoah Downs race meet will open on September 17th and continue on Fridays and Saturdays through October 16th. 

All dates are subject to Virginia Race Commission Approval

Breeders' Fund Race Dates

Breeders' Fund races will be held at Shenandoah Downs on the following dates:

Three year old trot eliminations- September 17, 2021

Three year old pace eliminations- September 18, 2021

Two year old trot eliminations- September 24, 2021

Two year old pace eliminations- September 25, 2021

Two & Three year old trot finals- October 1, 2021

Four year old & up trot races- October 1, 2021

Two & Three year old pace finals- October 2, 2021

Four year old & up pace races- October 2, 2021


The Virginia Racing Commission has asked that we post the following information. Any licenses applied for before the meet can be picked up at the race meet. Applications can also be done at the meet.




All racing participants must be licensed by the Virginia Racing Commission and owners and trainers shall obtain a license prior to their horses running or they will be scratched by the Judges with no exceptions.

The license application and instructions may be obtained from the website www.vrc.virginia.gov by clicking on “Virginia Racing License” on the left-hand side of the homepage. An application and payment, if needed, may be emailed prior to the live meet to avoid waiting in line at the Commission office. There are no license fees and all participants will be issued a three-year license. Please note: All participants must be fingerprinted upon making their initial application and pay a $30 processing fee. Participants with a record of recently being fingerprinted in Virginia will normally not have to go through the process again. Once an application is completed, signed, and dated, it can be scanned with a completed credit card verification form, if needed, and emailed to VRClicense@vrc.virginia.gov.


Please call (804) 966-7415 with any questions concerning the licensing process or requirements.

The VRC license application is found by clicking here and the VRC credit card form is found by clicking here.

2021 Lasix Schedule

The Lasix schedule for the race meet can be found here.



Racing applications for the 2021 Shenandoah Downs meet are now available by clicking on the link below. This form must be completed and returned by August 6, 2021. It can be mailed, faxed or emailed. Address information is on the form. As always, current coggins and EHV information must be submitted with the racing application.

Listed below are links to other documents that contain information relating to the race meet. PLEASE OPEN AND READ ALL OF THEM! It is important that you know all of the rules and regulations contained on these documents.

Racing Application

VRC Medication Guidelines

2021 Clenbuterol regulation

Race meet news

General Rules

Race track information



Direct Deposit Information


All purse checks for Shenandoah Downs, including stipend payments, will be made by direct deposit again this year. This will be the only method of payment for all owners, trainers and drivers. If you completed the forms last year, AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED,  you must complete the Purse Authorization form. If you did not complete the W9 and Direct Deposit forms last year, or if your banking information has changed, you must complete the W9 and Direct Deposit forms.  These forms can be faxed to 804-655-6161, emailed to info@vhha.net or mailed to VHHA at PO Box 1603; Saluda, VA. 23149 If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Warnick at 443-463-0917 or email info@vhha.net.  Click the links below for each of the forms.

Purse Authorization Form

Direct Deposit Form

W9 Form