Plumpton racecourse

Jump racing takes place in this East Sussex village near Lewes and Brighton. One of the smaller tracks it is rather hilly and has a tightish left-handed circuit of just over a mile with an uphill finish.

Steeped in tradition, racing has taken place at Plumpton for over 200 years as the racecourse nestles below the South Downs. The course is adjacent to Plumpton railway station, served by occasional trains from London Victoria to Lewes. The first meeting was held in 1884.

Address: Plumpton Racecourse, East Sussex, BN7 3AL
Tel: 01273 890 383
Admission: Members £17; Tattersalls £13; Silver Ring £8 (OAPs £5). Accompanied children under-16 Free
Road: Take A275 North of Lewes, then B2116. Or use M25-M23-A23
Rail: Plumpton station (Service from London Victoria calling at east Croydon) adjoins course
Car park: Free
Jumps: Tight left-hand undulating oblong course with a run-in of about 200yds. There are seven fences and five hurdles per circuit.