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)

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Latest News

18-10-2020 20:39:02 in General by Admin
Racing is a sport where superstitions are rife. Trainers and riders are creatures of habit. They follow methods that have worked previously. The late David Nicholson always wore red socks to the races; Sam Twiston-Davies salutes magpies on the way to the start. Everyone has their set place in the Weighing Room and it's not purely down to hierarchy. Habit, especially where it can be connected to su...

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15-10-2020 18:19:12 in General by Admin
Five winners for trainers based within Gloucestershire at today's two National Hunt fixtures have underlined the wellbeing of the yards surronding Andoversford with just a week before Cheltenham's opening fixture on October 23rd.  Carlisle is England's most northerly racecourse, but the long journey north was no impediment to the relentless winner machine that is Fergal O'Brien's Ravenswell ...

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30-09-2020 19:22:34 in General by Admin
Whilst most British racing fans are watching Enable's progress toward this weekend's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, a little closer to home, British Jumps trainers have been taking the fight to the French on home soil.  Tom George, well established in the top rank of British trainers, was beaten a neck in a Conditions Hurdle at Compiegne yesterday with French bred juvenile Bannister, ridden by J...

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17-09-2020 09:45:30 in General by Admin
The 640 mile round trip from Ravenswell Farm to Kelso Racecourse on the River Tweed proved well worthwhile for Fergal O'Brien yesterday, as he maintained his relentless winning form with a double at the Borders track.  Kiruna Pike in the Novices Handicap Chase (Run 4 Won 2) and 4 year old Maiden All Clenched in the concluding Bumper made the journey home a little sweeter for Gloucestershire'...

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