A Guide to Brighton Race Course

A Guide to Brighton Race Course

Nestled on the edge of the South Downs, Brighton Racecourse is about 400 feet above sea level. It was established in 1783 by the Duke of Cumberland and is one of only a handful of racecourses in the United Kingdom that isn’t comprised of a complete circuit.

The course is 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 196 yards long and built in a U shape. It used to be longer, but was shortened due to a golf course built on the extended acreage. The course is a left handed one with a four furlong slight uphill finish which comes after a fairly steep downhill section. Race meetings are held throughout the Summer.

All race meetings are on the flat – there are no fences.

Brighton Racecourse used to be very popular but as times changed the course lost its glamour and status. It is now one of the smaller racecourses in Britain offering an average of about £26,000 in prize money per meeting.

The biggest meeting at Brighton is the Annual Brighton Festival which runs in August, taking up three of the 18 days per year that racing take place here. The prestige race at this event is the Brighton Mile Challenge Trophy which is open to horses aged three years and older.

Bullet Points

  • Non circuitous track
  • Left handed track
  • Measures at 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 196 yards long
  • Undulating, with a steep drop before a hill finish

Map of Brighton Racecourse

Map of Brighton Racecourse for Daily Racing Tips

Statistics – Last Three Years

Top Trainers – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

A Carroll                                176                 28                   67

R Hannon                             91                   25                   41

G Moore                               136                 18                   53

R Hughes                              61                   14                   26

E Johnson Houghton         69                   13                   29


Top Jockeys – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

T Marquand                         121                 27                   51

J Watson                               110                 25                   55

H Crouch                              127                 18                   46

S De Sousa                           66                   17                   27

S Kelly                                    91                   15                   37                  


Course Address

Brighton Racecourse

Freshfield Road


East Sussex


A Guide to Brighton Race Course

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