Welcome to Andoversford Races

The countdown is on to 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.

There's a packed programme of entertainment 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! Come and enjoy 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, pony racing too and dog agility classes, including plenty of opportunity to put your own dog through its paces. The entertainment starts at 1030 and carries on all day until we flop, exhausted, after the last race at 5pm! 

For those that enjoy the broader scenic appeal of the Cotswolds, visit our new Photography exhibition, or better still, submit an image yourself here. There are some great prizes to be won.

And for those that prefer to leave the catering to others, our Village Eatery has a range of offerings to suit all tastes for al fresco snacks, whilst the Sunday lunch restaurant provided by the Seven Tuns, Chedworth, is 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.

Gates open at 1030am and the programme of events starts at 1100.

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Event details

When?

 

Sunday April 7th 2019

First Steeplechase 2pm, Gates open 1030 am

Where?

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

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Latest News

22-03-2019 10:16:59 in General by Admin
Owners of Point-to-Point horses have long acknowledged that they are not running for the money, given the ceiling on prize money set by the British Horseracing Board for this most amateur of amateur sports. However, entrants for the sport’s most valuable fixture of the Spring look set to pick up on a host of other benefits and initiatives that will help offset the cost of training and runni...

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07-03-2019 12:00:00 in General by Admin
Tally ho all budding photographers! There’s a chance to win terrific prizes and recognition among some of horseracing’s best known faces at this year’s Andoversford Races on Sunday April 7th. The racecourse has teamed up with Cheltenham Camera Club to stage an exhibition of the best images to describe the Cotswolds, together with a competition for the best image which will grace...

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27-02-2019 12:41:42 in General by Admin
The Cheltenham Festival, the Mecca for National Hunt racing fans is almost upon us. Local trainers Kim Bailey, Tom George, Nigel Twiston-Davies, Fergal O'Brien, and Jonjo O'Neill will all have aspirations of bringing home a winner. Kim Bailey’s yard looks to be in extremely good form, the yard turned out three consecutive winners on three individual days at three meetings during this last w...

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07-01-2019 17:38:34 in General by Admin
Eurobot, easy winner of last season's GX Land Rovers Open Maiden at Andoversford, opened his account under Rules at Cork on Sunday in a Maiden Hurdle for trainer Nole Meade and jockey Sean Flanagan.  Showing good stamina in soft ground over the extended 3m, Eurobot was always handy, took it up 2 out and kept on well to beat the one-paced Getaday and Invincible Cave.  Eurobot has earned...

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