Andoversford Races has partnered the Cheltonian Society to stage an event at the Cotswold Point-to-Point on April 3rd, drawing attention to Cheltenham College’s rich history of racing connections.
As part of the event, Cheltonian Society members and their families can enjoy a trackside viewing facility and refreshments. The Cheltonian Society will lend its name to the second race on the card, which also features the Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual Chase, a race first run in 1834.
Among current professionals in the sport, leading jockeys Tom Scudamore and Jonjo O’Neill were both at Cheltenham College, whilst younger brother A J O’Neill also a former pupil assists his father’s successful training enterprise at Jackdaws Castle.
Sarah Thompson, Cheltonian Society Lead, remarked, "Cheltenham College’s rich equestrian history made our decision to be part of the Andoversford Point to Point a very natural one. We are looking forward to hosting our Society members for an exciting day of racing, networking and socialising."
Peter McNeile, Chair & Secretary of Andoversford Races, whose three children attended Kindergarten, Junior and Senior School between 1996 – 2017, added, “We’re thrilled to be hosting a school which has fired up so many young people to enjoy racing and sometimes, even to work within the sport. Racing is the leading sport in Gloucestershire, and the Point-to-Point scene no finer place to discover racing. I feel sure this eclectic rural showpiece will be enjoyed by many former and current pupils and members of the Society.”