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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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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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03-05-2020 19:53:18 in General by Admin
Andoversford takes great pride in being the first site of the Grand Annual Chase in 1834, but our colonial cousins have adopted the rasce and then some. They are still racing in Australia and Tuesday's Waterfront by Lyndoch Living Grand Annual at Warrnambool is the most valuable running of the Grand Annual anywhere at AUS $315,000, (£161,000), and part of a breathtaking 8 race card worth Aus...

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30-03-2020 18:26:42 in General by Admin
On Friday March 13, Al Boum Photo became the first horse since Best Mate in 2003 to successfully win two consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups. Accompanying the eight-year-old on his successful trip over the Irish Sea to take on the world's best chasers was jockey Paul Townend while trainer Willie Mullins was the mastermind behind the repeat. It was a race to rank with the best that Prestbury Parek can...

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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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STOP PRESS: Racing abandoned due to Virus concerns 

 

 

 

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