Plumpton Racecourse is one of the leading small Jumps racecourses, with popular fixtures including Ladies Day, Easter Family Festival and Friday Party Night Evening Race-meeting.
Located at the foot of the South Downs in East Sussex, we are renowned for our friendly welcome, excellent viewing, great atmosphere and as a nursery ground for many of Jump racing’s future equine stars. As Plumpton is a small course there are opportunities to get close to the horses, whether its watching the pre-race parade, or standing close to a fence.
The Paddock Restaurant on the first floor of the Sussex Stand enjoys panoramic views overlooking the Parade Ring and Winning Post. it is popular with racegoers for a fun and vibrant atmosphere, superb cuisine, roving Tote betting representatives and numerous television screens.
Horseracing first took place at Plumpton Racecourse in 1884. The credit for this unique Course’s survival and transformation into one of the most characterful racecourses in England is largely due to four men. Firstly, Thomas Henry Case who in 1876 founded the venue as the first enclosed hare coursing meeting and subsequently, in 1884, introduced horse racing. Secondly, Isidore Kerman, who bought the course in 1961 and brought about many of the improvements that were needed to ensure the Course’s survival and finally to Peter Savill and Adrian Pratt who purchased the course in 1998 again to ensure its economic survival and protect it from the developers.
Have a Bet
Having a bet is part of the fun of a day the races. All you need to do is choose your horse, note the time of the race, decide how much you wish to stake – you can place a bet from as little as £2.
As a predominently winter racecourse where the action is mainly outdoors, we recommend you dress for the weather. Racegoers in the restaurant and hospitality suites are encouraged to dress smart casual.
Travelling to Plumpton Racecourse.
Plumpton Racecourse is ideally located for customers travelling by train as Plumpton Station adjoins the Racecourse grounds. Regular services operate on the London Victoria to Eastbourne/Hastings mainline.
The M23/A23 and A27 all offer good access – simply follow the AA yellow signage for the recommended routes. We have ample car parking. Our postcode is BN7 3AL.
A direct bus service from Brighton to Plumpton Racecourse is run by Regency Coaches on racedays. The bus departs from the coach pick up point behind Brighton train station 90 minutes before the start of the first race, returning 30 minutes after the last race. A return ticket is £4 and is bookable in advance via our website.
Gatwick Airport is a short 20 minute direct train journey, making Plumpton easily accessible for the whole of the UK and beyond. Helicopters are also permitted to land at the course with prior agreement.
East Sussex BN7 3AL
Telephone: 01273 890383
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