Welcome to Andoversford Races

Andoversford Races is one of the most established fixtures in the Gloucestershire sporting calendar, and 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.

A packed programme of entertainment awaits, built around the the Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual, a classic piece of racing heritage, first held at Andoversford in 1834. The racing offers the most valuable programme for Pointing fans in the Spring season, with over £5,000 on offer across 6 races, and free entry for any unplaced runner coming under Orders.

However, the entertainment is not limited to Thoroughbreds nor to Steeplechasing! Preparations are afoot to build on this year's Lamb National, a woolly interpretation of the previous day's Aintree classic, there's pony racing to get an early sight of the next AP McCoy, and dog agility classes offer plenty to see and do all day. The entertainment started at 1030 and carries on all day until we flop, exhausted, after the last race at 5pm! 

For those that enjoy the broader scenic appeal of the Cotswolds, our new Photography exhibition wil have a wide range of images of the area and its events, building on its initial success in 2019.

The Village Eatery has a range of offerings to suit all tastes for al fresco snacks, whilst the Sunday lunch restaurant provided by the Seven Tuns, Chedworth, secures an easy win for a comfortable table for the day.

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. 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.

Join us, take advantage of our earlybird admission savings, and find out more about steeplechasing in our county through a day at Andoversford.

 

Event details

When?

Sunday April 11th 2021

Gates open 1030. Pony racing 12 noon, Steeplechases from 2.15pm

Where?

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

Buy your tickets now

Latest News

21-11-2020 20:36:56 in General by Admin
It's been a great Saturday for our professional trainers here in Gloucestershire, taking the headlines at both ends of the country in some very valuable races.  The National Hunt season is more and more concentric around the big fixtures at weekends, notably Saturday, to the effect that big race horses are referred to as Saturday horses. With the exception of Boxing Day, New Year's Day, and ...

Read more...

19-11-2020 18:32:36 in General by Admin
The closing Open Maiden at Andoversford each year is generally not a race for which you'd delay departure from Andoversford, but it is taking higher ranking on the back of a second Rules graduate in as many years, following the win this week of Eurobot, winner of the race under Gina Andrews for Tom Ellis in Spring 2018.  Eurobot is exactly the type of horse British Pointing is trying to nu...

Read more...

14-11-2020 17:20:52 in General by Admin
Today’s 25th anniversary of the first cross country chase at Cheltenham brought back a host of memories about a race that is unique in Britain at any rate to Cheltenham. And given the state of racing’s finances now, I doubt the idea would have got off the drawing board now. I’m pleased to say I was closely involved throughout the race’s development. Back in the early ninet...

Read more...

07-11-2020 20:14:17 in General by Admin
Gloucestershire trainers were amongst the winners on a day when Jumping took centre stage at Aintree and Wincanton over a foggy and ready-to-close flat turf season at Doncaster.  Tom George has started slowly by comparison with the past 2 years, but with his big guns now ready to race, the winners are beginning to flow. Whilst Black Op was a 4 1/2l 4th to Imperial Aura in Carlisle's Colin Pa...

Read more...

Want to find out more? Be sure to read our FAQs

Our Sponsors