Welcome to Andoversford Races

Andoversford is home to the Cotswold Point-to-Point races, an enduring fixture in the Gloucestershire sporting 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. The Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual is 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. 

Enjoy our web site, and read on for further detail.

 

Event details

When?

9th April 2017 @ 12pm

Where?

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

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Latest News

23-03-2017 20:20:18 in General by Admin
Cotswold Petroleum, the distinctive fuel oil supplier for domestic and agriculture, has signed up to become the official fuel supplier to Andoversford Races, comprising the Andoversford Grand Annual meting on Sunday April 9th, and the Cotswold Vale Races & Country Fair on Easter Sunday, April 16th.  Cotswold Petroleum is a relative newcomer to the Three Counties, having set up shop at Sn...

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22-03-2017 20:58:01 in General by Admin
There's racing of almost every description at Andoversford Races this year, as camel racing supplements the highly competitive Andoversford Grand Annual card at the well-regarded Point-to-Point Steeplechase event on Sunday April 9th.  Camels from Joseph's Amazing Camels in Idlicote will line up in a 3 race challenge to raise funds for Hannah's Wilberry Wonder Pony, the charity that funds bon...

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06-03-2017 09:14:15 in General by Admin
Thistlecrack, Annie Power, Faugheen and Min will all miss out on the 2017 Festival this year after incurring injuries. Add to that the untimely deaths of Vautour and Many Clouds, as well as the retirement of Sprinter Sacre, and we are left with a Festival bereft of many of the star names that would have figured prominently in the marquee races. Whilst it is true that the Festival will be diminshe...

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03-03-2017 15:35:34 in General by Admin
To some folks around Cheltenham, there's only one race meeting worth attending, and it's not at the racecourse t the north of the town! Andoversford Races is the home of the Cotswold Point-to-Point races, and a bustling country event right at the heart of racing and country life.  Headed up by one of the most valuable Point-to-Point events in the UK, the Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Gr...

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