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Where is Brighton Racecourse?
Brighton Racecourse is about 1.5km east of the centre of Brighton although by road it is best reached by turning off the A27 at the AMEX stadium onto the B2123 and then following the signs.
Brighton rail station is a good 20-minute walk away but there are courtesy shuttle buses on racedays.
What is Brighton Racecourse Famous For?
Although racing first took place in Brighton in the early 18th century, the first Brighton Races at the current site were organised by the Duke of Cumberland in 1783. It is one of the few racecourses in Britain not to have a complete circuit; it is an elongated C-shape surrounding the suburb of Whitehawk.
Brighton is infamous for the sea fret mists which can descend on the track and reduce visibility to close to zero. Some have even caused meetings to be abandoned.
Brighton Racecourse Track Specifics
Brighton consists solely of a 12-furlong (2400m) left-handed course. It starts uphill and turning to the left before flattening out with a slight kink to the right. The home turn is reasonably sharp and steeply downhill to the left before an uphill finish.
There is also a camber to the inside with plenty of horses caught out by the turns and incline changes. It boasts a similar layout to Epsom and staged a Derby trial in the 1950s and 60s.
Biggest Meeting's at Brighton Racecourse
Brighton's three-day Festival of Racing starts every August on the first Wednesday after Glorious Goodwood with Ladies Day on day two. The feature races are both handicaps: the Brighton Mile Challenge Trophy on day one and the Brighton Challenge Cup over a mile and a half (2400m) on Ladies Day.
Brighton Racecourse is an exciting and popular racetrack on the south coast of England and if you plan on having a bet here in the near future then take a look at our New Betting Sites along with our Daily Racing Tips page for all the latest insight's.
Visit the official Brighton Racecourse website for more information including upcoming race days, on-course features and more!