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 (to be confirmed)

Gates open 1030. Pony racing 12 noon, Steeplechases from 2pm

Where?

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

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Latest News

10-08-2020 17:09:57 in General by Admin
Slad-based Tom George wouldn't be at the forefront of any pundit's list of pushy summer jumping trainers, although his record in recent seasons has illustrated a steady growth in winners from April - September.  However, he's the latest of the county's strong cadre of trainers to chalk up early season winners with a double at Cartmel on Friday, where Seddon justified 7/4 favouritism in the H...

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04-08-2020 17:51:57 in General by Admin
Withington trainer Fergal O'Brien, who more than doubled the stable strength of National Hunt yards within close proximity of Andoversford with his move to new premises last year, has started the season in fine style. The new yard has sent out more winners than any other British trainer in July, recording 10 winners from 35 runners at a strike rate of 29%. One could be forgiven for thinking yard ...

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24-07-2020 17:43:28 in General by Admin
Gloucestershire trainer Christian Leech, whose wife Sophie holds the licence for their growing operation in Newnham, raised the thorny issue of comparative prize money again this week in an article in the Guardian.  Leech, whose stable enjoyed 9 winners from 100 runners last season, has had as many runners in France as in the UK since the resumption of racing on July 1st, with 60% running in...

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14-07-2020 18:31:41 in General by Admin
After a fortnight of behind closed doors Jump racing in the UK, trainers based in Gloucestershire are outperforming their peers in making up for lost time on the winners' chalkboard. After 7 fixtures, and a splendid 64 races, 11 have returned successfully to the county.  Jump racing during the summer can rarely be described as of the highest quality, but owners' patience in retaining horses ...

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