Useful Links

Here are some other sites which may enhance your enjoyment of Andoversford Races

Point-to-Point & racing events

 

Avon Vale Races - Wiltshire's best Spring fixture at the end of March

Barbury Castle Racecourse - another great place to enjoy top flight Point-to-Point racing

Berkeley Races - Woodford stages Gloucestershire's final fixture of the county's season in late April

Chaddesley Corbett Racecourse - home to Worcestershire's best five fixtures from the Harkaway to the Lady Dudley Cup at the Worcestershire

Cocklebarrow Races - home to the Heythrop Point-to-Point and the Lord Ashton of Hyde Cup

Eyton Races - a riverside location for two Shropshire fixtures near Telford that are worth the journey

Gloucester Races - a riverside locsation for the Ledbury in late March

Knightwick Races - the Clifton-on-Teme's new course in Worcestershire is sharp but easy to view

Larkhill Racecourse - details of fixtures and gaalloping arrangements at our nearest neighbour on Salisbury Plain

Newbury Racecourse - our nearest racecourse neighbour and host to top flight Jumps and Flat action all year

Parham Races - Sussex's leading Point-to-Point for the Crawley & Horsham in late March

Point-to-Point - portal for anything and everything to do with Point-to-Point racing

Pointing in Yorkshire  - details of all fixtures in God's own country

Pointing South East - portal for fixtures in Kent and Sussex

Pointing South Midlands - portal for all fixtures in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire

Pointing West Midlands -portal for all fixtures in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire

Pointing Wessex - portal for news and fixtures in Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset

Point-to-Point Owners & Riders Association - portal for Owners, Trainers & Riders in Point-to-Point racing

Salisbury Racecourse - Wiltshire's only Flat course with scenic views of Salisbury Cathedral 

Shelfield Park - Warwickshire's newest course not far from Dan Skelton's yard

Stratford Racecourse - scion of summer jumps racing, and host to the £80,000 Hunters' Evening in late May that concludes the Point-to-Point season

Other equestrian events and sites of interest

www.barburyhorsetrials.co.uk - one of the UK's top 3 day events

www.barburyhorsetrials.co.uk - one of the UK's top 3 day events

Cotswold Hunt - the portal for all other Cotswold Hunt public events

Information Britain - where to find out about other great days out in the UK

Lambourn Open Day - home to the annual Sir Peter O'Sullevan Open day on Good Friday

Country Fairs - how to find a country fair in the UK

Withington Manor Horse Trials - top quality eventing on your doorstep not 3 miles from Andoversford

 

Local Trainers to Andoversford

Kim Bailey - Andoversford's most local trainer, winner of a Grand National, Gold Cup & Champion Hurdle amidst a glittering career 

Fergal O'Brien - Andoversford's newest trainer, in new premises at Withington, and a long toime supporter of Andoversford

Tom George - Another Festival success story from Slad-based Tom George, one of the sport's top 10 yards

Nigel Twiston-Davies - Grange Farm has been a winner factory for over 30 years, and produced top riders too

David Bridgewater - David is among the county's newest Festival-winning trainers from Wyck Hill, overlooking Stow-on-the-Wold

Jonjo O'Neill - the county's largest purpose-built training establishment houses a legend of the sport and a host of great horses

Richard Phillips - Richard enjoys success at the highest level, but is equally at home as racing's answer to Rory Bremner  

Giles Smyly - Giles handles Rules racing whilst wife Kim trains successfully between the flags

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

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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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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