Going Report

A Going Report will be posted here 7 days before the meeting.

Owners & Trainers

We are delighted to welcome Owners, Keepers & Riders to Andoversford. There’s little to match the experience of owning a racehorse, but it’s a rollercoaster of delight and disappointment. Just getting to the parade ring is an achievement in itself, before a race has even been run.

At Andoversford races, we understand what it takes to train and ride Pointers and Chasers, and we’ll make every effort to ensure your day fulfils expectations.

Entries

Entries for each of the six races close on Monday April 1. Owners declared to run in the Andoversford Grand Annual Chase and Ladies Open will be refunded their entry money. 

Owners & Riders' admission

Tickets for owners will be forwarded electronically at the 5 day stage, or by surface mail. Owners are provided with 4 admissions per entry. Riders should show their current Rider's Certificate at the entrance, which will admit the Rider and one guest only. Further guests will be charged for admission. Requests for additional arrangements should be made through the Contact form elsewhere on the web site. 

Regulations for Equine Flu

The New BHA Requirements to combat EI are:

  •  Vaccination.  BHA has ordered that no declarations will be accepted from horses that have not been vaccinated in the previous six months.   This requirement will be in place until further notice.  Please note that the normal stipulation that the vaccination must not have been given on the day of racing or any of the six days prior to the day of the race as according to Regulation 36 (ii), still applies.
  •  Declaration of Health.  BHA has ordered that on arrival at the racecourse, the responsible person (Owner, Keeper or Authorised to Act) must provide the following for all equines on board before the ramp can be lowered:
    •  The horse’s passport with proof of vaccination and date
    • Confirmation that they have taken the horse’s temperature that morning and provision of that temperature
    • A signed Health Declaration form (see attached)

This is the Owner’s responsibility.  He does not require a vet to carry out the health checks before making the Declaration

This will apply to all equines including companion horses/ponies, pony racing, Hunt horses and horse catchers, and any other activity programmed.  Fixtures running events/races which are not under BHA auspices (Charity races etc) must still comply with the above

Penalties for failure to comply are currently under discussion, although Regulation 38 already lays down the fines for failure to provide accurate Vaccination requirements

 

Course

Andoversford is an undulating course with a stiff uphill finish. The fences are well built and not for the faint-hearted, and the run down the back straight’s four downhill fences has caught out many a rider in the past sitting too far up his horse’s neck!

The course has been admirably looked after by former Clerk of the Course Kim Bailey, who also trains 60 horses under Rules in his spare time, and now by Jim Squires. Parking for Owners, Keepers, & Riders is best effected from the Kennels entrance to the course where dedicated parking is assigned to you. Horse boxes also park here, nice and close to the Paddock.

There’s a strong betting market, and it is possible to see the entire course from the highest point, but best from the inside of the course with a view of the final 3 fences.

A map of the course

Riders

You are more than welcome to walk the course. Please call 07866 483814 for an up to date Going Report.

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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