Welcome to Andoversford Races

What a great day we enjoyed at this year's Andoversford Races, one of the most established fixtures in the Gloucestershire sporting calendar, and among the fastest growing and most valuable Pointing fixtures in the calendar. Some of the country’s best steeplechasers have been seen at Andoversford, and we’re situated right in the middle of racing country, equidistant from the large training yards of Jonjo O’Neill, Kim Bailey, Fergal O'Brien, Nigel Twiston-Davies and Tom George.

A packed programme of entertainment was cued up for the day, built around the the Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual, a classic piece of racing heritage, first held at Andoversford in 1834. The racing offers the most valuable programme for Pointing fans in the Spring season, with over £4,000 on offer across 6 races.

However, the entertainment is not limited to Thoroughbreds nor to Steeplechasing! Our Lamb National, a woolly interpretation of the previous day's Aintree classic, pony racing to get an early sight of the next AP McCoy, and dog agility classes offered plenty to see and do all day. The entertainment started at 1030 and carried on all day until we flopped, exhausted, after the last race at 5pm! 

For those that enjoy the broader scenic appeal of the Cotswolds, our new Photography exhibition have a wide range of images of the area and its events.

The Village Eatery had a range of offerings to suit all tastes for al fresco snacks, whilst the Sunday lunch restaurant provided by the Seven Tuns, Chedworth, secured an easy win for a comfortable table for the day.

Racing at Andoversford is about much more than just one race. It's a full-blooded celebration of the best of steeplechasing and country life, in a wonderful rural setting less than 6 miles away from the cultural and sporting hub of our county. Come racing at Andoversford, and you can expect to see competitive and entertaining racing, rub shoulders with friends, the rich & famous, and horsemen from all over the West Country, and enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon’s entertainment.

We'll be back next year with even grander plans and this web site will be refreshed after the close of the season. Meantime, if this is an event for you, enjoy our web site and read on!

 

Event details

When?

Revisit us in September for next year’s date

Where?

6m SE Cheltenham, nr junction of A40 and A436 (Exit 11A, M5)

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Latest News

12-04-2019 20:38:24 in General by Admin
A new addition to this year's Andoversford Races was a display of images from camera clubs around the county, organized by the Cheltenham Camera Club in association with the racecourse. Over 40 images were selected for the competition, co-sponsored by Hotel du Vin, London Camera Exchange & Louella fashion boutique in Winchcombe. The winner was adjuged to be Greg Carstensen's Broadway Tower, S...

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12-04-2019 20:16:05 in General by Admin
Sally Randell, who brought two horses to Andoversford on Sunday, provided a clean sweep of the awards on a triumphant day made brilliant by her two winner in the opening two races. My Murphy, in her own ownership, gave Alfie Tufnell a first proper win following a bloodless walkover the previous week in the Tayler and Fletcher 10 Year Olds & Upwards Conditions Race, whilst 40 minutes later, Ch...

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12-04-2019 09:56:31 in General by Admin
Jake Slatter has shown he is able to improve almost every horse that enters his Toddington yard, but You’re the Man’s win in the Concierge Medical Open Maiden at Andoversford Races must rank as one of his best training performances, writes Pete Mansell. The 7-year-old had failed to complete the course in four outings for Slatter and previous trainer Andrew Campbell, but the stature of...

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02-04-2019 20:17:51 in General by Admin
The countdown is on to this year's Andoversford Races, one of the most established fixtures in the Gloucestershire sporting calendar, and also one of the fastest growing and valuable Point-to-Points, writes Pete Mansell. There's a packed programme of entertainment built around the Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual which was first held here in 1834. The racing offers a valuable progr...

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