Trained by Clerk of the Course Paul King and his wife Lucy the Weston Sub Edge based couple tasted victory with the ex-Irish maiden at Mollington last weekend. The Members opens the programme at 1 p. However there are so many exceptions to this rule that it is almost without any effect at all. But racing at Andoversford is about much more than just one race. It has a pretty stream running through it, called Knee Brook, and a wonderful 17 th century pub, The , at the heart of the village. Horses that are eligible to run in points are also eligible to run in hunter chases, i.
Identify which fixture you wish to attend and click the link on the appropriate page. Certain important races are run over longer distances, e. Cut the Corner, Get It On, Horsham Lad, Invisible Man and Minelli Friend all have alternative engagements over the weekend, but if one of them turns up at Paxford — take note. We wish to thank all our Area Sponsors for their support and generosity this season and in some cases many years prior to that. Festival Dawn finished down the field earlier in the season and it would take a brave person to back her on that performance, while Porters Lane is probably the most experience horse in the field. Old Cotswolds Inn at Broadway - Jewel of the Cotswolds. The Restricted should concern Following Mama and Royal Captain although Emtidaad could take advantage of a significant weight concession from his rivals providing he has recovered from a crashing fall at Maisemore.
Keen supporters lean over the rails, cheering on their chosen four-legged athletes as horses and riders romp back into view, scrambling for the coveted win. Camel racing and a donkey derby have recently played their part in attracting large crowds; we now have a reputation to maintain! E-Ticketing is available for most fixtures. 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. Point to Point Racing in and around the Cotswolds Date Fixture Course First Race Saturday 4 March 2017 Duke of Beaufort Didmarton 12-30 Saturday 26 March 2017 Vale of White Horse Siddington 1-00 Sunday 26 March 2017 Ledbury Maisemore Park 12-30 Sunday 9 April 2017 Cotswold Andoversford 2-00 Monday 17 April 2017 North Cotswold 1-00 Saturday 1 April 2017 Croome and W. Many spectators picnic out of the back of the car in the car park with its great views across the course, and enjoy a flutter with the bookies. Runners start with their back to the stream and jump one fence before taking a right-handed turn into home straight where they jump fence two. The Diamond Way continues just off the main road out of Paxford to the North of the town.
Their official duties may prevent them saddling the 8-year-old who is likely to start at shorter odds than he did a week ago. Every course must have a minimum number of fences and at least 2 fences must have ditches. Here's Pete Mansell's detailed preview to help you pick your winners! As a Lieutenant Colonel, Peter spent much of his previous career working in. When we got there, however, our plans were unexpectedly changed, and we ended up on an impromptu country walk! Finally, the crowds amble down to the paddock, greeting and meeting as regular and familiar faces pass one another. We will not be re-scheduling.
The road dissected the east where it was already dusky, and the west which was still in daylight. In all, we completed three walks during our time there, two planned, and one slightly unplanned! In addition the jockey must obtain a certificate from the hunt secretary. There is a short run to the last fence from the final bend so it is crucial to get the inside line between penultimate and last fences. She rides out and assists in all daily yard work as well as going racing. Our main walk took in the villages of Aston Magna, Moreton-in-Marsh and Blockley, which is coming up in a later post.
Maiden races for young horses aged 4 to 7 can be run over 2 miles 4 furlongs. Those interested or require an explanation of how to get a rider's certificate contact The Hon. Gates open at 11am and the programme of events starts at noon. Providing good accommodation and restaurant. Horses are paraded and studied, their form scrutinised, bets are placed - some on form, most on a whim - before being led down to the start. The Irish point to point is used as a nursery for future young stars: a horse that wins its debut point to point in Ireland will often sell for a lot of money.
We are having an alternative Point to Point party at St Georges Hall, Blockley, 12. After a lovely dinner and some local ales at the Ebrington Arms, we headed back, this time along the road back to Paxford. They race past the winning post to meet fence three before turning right handed and running slightly downhill where the course flattens out and the runners meet fences four, five and six. Antiphony has not lived up to expectations so far this season but he will still start amongst the fancied runners in the 4, 5 and 6 year old and upwards Maiden. It contains 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We soon learned, when we headed for the pub for dinner, that they had had a power outage, affecting the entire village. In contrast in England and Wales horses running in point to points are more likely to be at the end of their national hunt careers.
He ran well in Point-to-Points earlier in his career but has struggled since then, a drop back in grade may pay dividends. Are They Your Own is an interesting entry for this race. The Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual is a classic piece of racing heritage, bringing our race, first held at Andoversford in 1834, back to its rightful site. Gastronomic delights of the sort found in deli-counter displays are soon spread over crisp tablecloths, whilst glasses of chilled wine and champagne are clinked in a haze of sunglasses and broad smiles. Unique, luxury holiday lettings agent. The original and definitive version began over the fences and ditches of Andoversford, won in an eventful race by Fugleman. They race past the winning post to meet fence three before turning right handed and running slightly downhill where the course flattens out and the runners meet fences four, five and six.
Emma has ridden all her life and has competed for the pony club in many activities, she is now competing for crown riding club on her own horse. Arrive early to avoid delays. Stanton trainer Kim Smyly could saddle Many Stars for Nick Sutton for his son Ben to ride while David Maxwell could be reunited with Out Now. They disappear momentarily behind the rhubarb sheds before turning right-handed towards fences seven and eight. Charingworth Manor is up on the hill, and slightly over the brow on your right as you head up. Most of his form under rules has been over 2 miles, but an experienced pilot may be able to harness his reserves of stamina. In 2018, the Robert Hitchins Group Andoversford Grand Annual will be the centrepiece of our most valuable card ever, and plays to the heritage of a race that now concludes the Cheltenham Festival.