It’s hard to resist the contagious, electric atmosphere around the track on race day. The apprehension and excitement before the off, coupled with fabulous outfits and weighty bets makes for a memorable day out and a great experience…even if you don’t win a penny! Not only is Brighton racecourse one of the most popular courses in the South of England, it has some of the best views of any course around. Sitting high above Brighton city centre, with spectacular views over the sea, the track is set within 20 acres of countryside near the edge of the South Downs. Close enough to Brighton to enjoy spending your hard-earned winnings after just a quick taxi ride, the racecourse has become a great location for a variety of events and festivals.
Famed for its celebrated race days, Brighton holds 20 meetings throughout the summer months. They are always guaranteed to be a fun day out, providing enjoyment and entertainment for guests of all ages. Some particularly popular events include the Summer Music Nights, where well-known acts perform to the crowd after a day of watching the horses, and of course, the famous Ladies Day. Brighton’s ladies day claims to be the most stylish event of any social calendar, and undoubtedly brings a dose of glamour to the course. Along with Family Fun Days and stag or hen parties, this venue really does have something for everyone.
Brighton Racecourse is one of only 3 courses in Britain that’s not a full circuit. Instead, it is a one mile and four furlong horseshoe-shaped course. The racing season runs from April until October, and comes to a head during the three-day Brighton Festival of Racing in August. Nevertheless, it’s not just during the summer that the racecourse is buzzing. A variety of events are held throughout the year, including fireworks in November and Christmas parties in December, ensuring that the racecourse is a premier location all year round.
The first official race meeting was held at Brighton racecourse in 1783. It’s come a long way since its small-town days and is now part of Northern Racing Limited, who operate courses in a number of major cities across the UK, including Newcastle and Bath. Investment and development have helped the site grow into a popular venue for prestigious race days and other events. So for an unforgettable experience at more than just a racecourse, remember Brighton Racecourse has much to offer every occasion.