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28-03-2020 12:55:39 in General by Admin
With the news that Ireland’s attempt at closed doors racing has become a short-lived attempt to outwit the virus, western Europe is a wasteland for sporting endeavour, with no nation permitting organised sport at any level. Even the Olympics has capitulated in the path of the all-conquering Coronavirus. The shutdown serves as a reminder that enjoying racing need not be limited to the Britis...

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23-03-2020 10:51:04 in General by Admin
With the news that all racing in the UK been cancelled due to Coronavirus, Peter Watton from OddsMonkey explains what this could mean for the sport — and the people that rely on it to earn their living. You'd have to be a hermit to have missed the news about the recent spread of COVID-19. The virus is set to cause huge damage to the world's economy and the health of the world's population. ...

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17-03-2020 12:21:36 in General by Admin
The Point-to-Point Authority, the sport's governing body, has cencelled the rest of the season with immediate effect. This follows the government briefing last night that recommended reducing social contact to minimise the spread of the Corona virus.  A great deal of work goes into Andoversford Races by many folk, so our thanks are to them, to you our customers, fans and spectators, and all ...

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14-03-2020 16:49:31 in General by Admin
The annual fixture at Andoversford on Sunday April 5 remains on course, despite many sports halting or postponing over the past few days.  The race meeting is under the overall jurisdiction of the British Horseracing Authority, whose COVID-19 steering group met on Friday to issue the following statement, "British racing continues to be in close contact with the UK government and has been fol...

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10-03-2020 22:59:10 in General by Admin
The Grand National flies under the North American radar when it comes to horse-racing, unlike races like the Kentucky Derby or our own version at Epsom.  The Grand National, however, has a worldwide fan-base that dwarfs both Derbys in numbers, and justifies its self-appointed moniker as the “most famous race in the world”. The race is a British tradition, that appeals to the mass...

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10-03-2020 07:00:00 in General by Admin
The Grand National in Aintree is the highlight of the National Hunt calendar for many horse racing trainers, jockeys and owners. With the weights now out, we can examine who are the standout bets for the 4m2½f contest this year. Here is a look at three horses from Gloucestershire who should be on your shortlist to be backed in April and the odds they have been chalked up at by the boo...

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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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STOP PRESS: Racing abandoned due to Virus concerns 

 

 

 

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