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 5th 2020

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

24-02-2020 08:00:00 in General by Admin
It would be fair to say that there hasn’t been a huge amount of success enjoyed by Scottish racing connections at the sport’s biggest meetings. Often, it’s horses, jockeys and trainers from England and Ireland that head north of the border to dominate the biggest meetings in Scottish racing, be it the Edinburgh National, the Ayr Gold Cup or the Scottish Grand National. It&rsquo...

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24-02-2020 08:00:00 in General by Admin
Tally ho all budding photographers! There’s a chance to win terrific prizes and recognition among some of horseracing’s best known faces at this year’s Andoversford Races on Sunday April 5th. The racecourse has teamed up with Cheltenham Camera Club  and Richmond Villages to stage an exhibition of the best images to portray ‘THE HORSE IN OUR LIVES’. Entry is fre...

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22-02-2020 09:14:45 in General by Admin
Circle 2 Success, the business network with a focus on building connections, is to embark on a partnership with Andoversford Races to draw the attention of Gloucestershire businesses to this eclectic annual racing event.  The 600 members of the network will be offered an exclusive hospitality package at Andoversford to celebrate the annual running of the Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Gr...

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17-02-2020 10:06:58 in General by Admin
Slad-based Gloucestershire trainer Tom George heads to Cheltenham next month with plenty in hand as he bids to improve on last season’s impressive haul of three Grade 1 victories. However, in the competitive cauldron that is Cheltenham in March, winning is never easy. “In the yard, they call me Mr 50%,” laughs Tom, referring to his consistent record in delivering a win and place...

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