Welcome to Andoversford Races

Andoversford is home to the Cotswold Point-to-Point races, an established fixture in the Gloucestershire sporting calendar, and one of 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.

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. Camel racing and a donkey derby have recently played their part in attracting large crowds; we now have a reputation to maintain!

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

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Event details

When?

 

 Sunday April 7th 2019

First Steeplechase 2pm, Gates open 11am

Where?

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

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Latest News

26-10-2018 19:54:31 in General by Admin
Increased support from leading-brand companies is further endorsement of British point-to-pointing ahead of the new season which opens in November.At a sponsors’ gathering and season’s launch at Cheltenham today it was revealed that Skinner’s Pet Foods, which has a network of stockists around the UK, is backing 22 ladies’ open races. That is an increase of two, culmina...

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11-10-2018 18:32:05 in General by Admin
Retired soldier Peter Wright will look to rally the troops once he begins his role as Chief Executive of the Point-to-Point Authority this Autumn.   Peter, who lives a stone’s throw from the PPA Swindon office in nearby Highworth, will be the third person to hold the role since the PPA’s creation in 2008.As a Lieutenant Colonel, Peter spent much of his previous career working in...

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02-10-2018 19:54:56 in General by Admin
British Point-to-Pointing’s latest fixtures list reveals there will be 173 meetings at 100 locations around the United Kingdom in the coming season – and an increased emphasis on early-season meetings.  The release of the 2018/19 list, which was ratified by the British Horseracing Authority on Friday, confirms the earliest commencement to a British season will take place at the f...

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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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