Welcome to Andoversford Races

Andoversford is home to the Cotswold Point-to-Point races, an enduring fixture in the Gloucestershire sporting calendar, and one of the fastest growing 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, Nigel Twiston-Davies and Tom George.

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.

In 2016, we relaunched a famous Cheltenham Festival race that originated at Andoversford - the Grand Annual. The Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual is a classic piece of racing heritage, bringing our race, first held at Andoversford in 1834, back to its rightful site. In 2018, the Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual will be the centrepiece of our most valuable card ever, and plays to the heritage of a race that now concludes the Cheltenham Festival. The original and definitive version began over the fences and ditches of Andoversford, won in an eventful race by Fugleman. 

But 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. Last season's camel racing drew an enormous crowd to enjoy some local sporting and hunting legends competing on less orthodox steeds than they are normally used to! So come expecting more than just great racing and hopefully you won't be disappointed.

We take our commitment to the racing community very seriously, which is why total prize money at this season's fixture will exceed £5,000, with no placed horse leaving with less than £50. Prizes may be capped by the rules of our sport, but owners are entitled to have a chance to break even on the day.

Gates open at 11am and the programme of events starts at noon.

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Event details

When?

8th April 2018 

 

Where?

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

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Latest News

10-04-2017 20:32:52 in General by Admin
A record crowd watched a busy programme of events at Andoversford Racecourse on Sunday as this year's Andoversford Grand Annual Meeting took place in warm and bright sunshine, writes Pete Mansell. And there was a first riding success to celebrate for 20 year old Charlie Davies, riding Nobby Kivambo in the opening Tayler & Fletcher 10 Year Olds Conditions Race. The 12 year old would not be the...

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