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

03-06-2020 13:05:47 in General by Admin
Ilona Barnett, raceday steward at Andoversford and a mainstay of the raceday team that delivers the annual Andoversford Races, has been elected Chair of the Point-to-Point Secretaries Association, and joins the Point-to-Point Authority board to represent the interests of the 170 or so fixtures across the UK. With a solid background in farming, Pointing and racing, Ilona should be able to make her...

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22-05-2020 18:10:37 in General by Admin
Young people have never had such a range of education and training opportunities across all sectors as now, and Racing is one sport which has really got to grips with the career development of its entry level candidates. However, like all top flight sport, the pyramid of excellence narrows considerably, so it’s no surprise to see people in middle management often leaving to find better rewa...

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07-05-2020 16:37:42 in General by Admin
During lockdown, most businesses have focused on trying to keep afloat, whilst applauding the efforts of the medical professionals keeping us healthy. But one racing business has used its expertise to support the collective national effort.  The leading racing silks maker in Europe, Allertons, has changed course during the coronavirus crisis to support local hospitals and provide hundreds of...

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06-05-2020 17:59:38 in General by Admin
Did you get up in time to watch the Grand Annual in Australia on Tuesday, in the absence of being able to watch our own here at Andoversford? If so, you were rewarded with a  great race in the Warnnambool sunshine, fought out by previous winners Gold Medals and Zed Em, who were outpointed by young challenger Ablaze, trained bu Cieran Maher. It looks like our own version would sit very well a...

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