Plumpton racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing track located in Plumpton, East Sussex. Being situated near the Plumpton railway station, the racecourse is a convenient destination to many racegoers from London. The station receives trains every hour from London, and therefore people don’t have to wait for a long time before catching
one. Plumpton is famous for hosting National Hunt races. It is left-handed, and measures up to about 1 mile in circumference. Unlike majority of the races, its hurdle track is located outside its chase track. It hosts a total of 16 race meetings each year, starting from September all through to May. It is known to be one of the smallest racecourses in the country, and is used as a training venue for beginners. The racecourse has excellent viewing spots where racegoers can enjoy the races from.
In 1884 was when racing first took place in the Plumpton racecourse. Thomas Henry Case was the one behind its success. In 1876, he founded the venue before introducing horse racing in 1884. The racecourse remained under his management until in 1961 when it was bought by Isidore Kerman. Kerman oversaw the course’s development, and made the necessary improvements needed to accommodate the ever-growing racecourse. However, in 1998, Plumpton was once again sold off to two men named Peter Savill and Adrian Pratt. The gentlemen oversaw its development and ensured its economic survival.
This year, the racecourse will be staging a good number of fixtures. On the 13th of May will be the Ladies Day. Advanced tickets for this event will be going for 10 Euros. Children under the age of 18 years will be admitted for free if they are accompanied by a paying adult. A minibus will be available to pick the racegoers up from the Brighton train station. The racecourse has good hospitality services, facilitating a comfortable stay to the racegoers.