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

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Latest News

30-04-2018 17:13:33 in General by Admin
Book now for the West Midlands Area end of season awards dinner at Cheltenham Racecourse on June 30th.

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17-04-2018 11:10:38 in General by Admin
Top trainer and Master of Jackdaws Castle, Jonjo O'Neill, joined Dubarry's Laura Egan at this year's Andoversford Races to judge a new award for the Outstanding Performance of the day. The panel also included West Midlands PRO and Pointing guru Pete Mansell.  The award for the performance adjudged by the panel to contribute most to the day, went to Sam Jukes for producing Stone to win the Ro...

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13-04-2018 12:20:55 in General by Admin
Four British pointers were offered and sold at Goffs UK’s Aintree Sale yesterday evening, headed by Sunday’s Andoversford winner Eurobot, winner of the GX Land Rovers Open Maiden that concluded the card. The Tom Ellis-trained son of Malinas was led up by the trainer's wife, Gina Andrews, and knocked down for £105,000 to bloodstock agent Mags O'Toole, a frequent buyer for Giggins...

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11-04-2018 09:50:51 in General by Admin
Andoversford Races attracted a good crowd on Sunday afternoon, where there were a host of activities and stalls to keep everyone occupied which meant the wet weather failed to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. Sam Jukes enjoyed a successful day with a double on Stone in the feature Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual and The Well Road in the Rendcomb College Intermediate. As well as t...

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