Sunday 18th September
Gates Open – 11.50am
First Race – 1:50pm
Last Race – 4:50pm
Gates Close - 5:50pm
WHAT'S GOING ON
And we’re off for the 2022/23 season! Join us on Sunday 18th September for our Family Raceday to kick start the new National Hunt season.
Alongside seven brilliant races, we have an action-packed entertainment programme to keep all children (who come for free when accompanied by an adult) busy. Awaiting them at the track is a fun fair, petting farm, magician, face painter, horse hoppers, inflatable slide, assault course and a toddlers play park.
We’d also love you to bring along your dog (in the picnic enclosure only) and enter one of our six competition categories. All the details will be announced soon, but there will be a category to suit every dog and we can't wait to see your canine friends 🐶.
On the track, our feature race is the Class 3 Handicap Hurdle (3.20pm) which was won last year by the Tom Lacey-trained Glory And Fortune. After landing this contest, Glory And Fortune went on to win the £150k Betfair Hurdle and finish runner-up in the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle – let’s hope we see another potential superstar in this year’s edition!
There are two enclosures available at this fixture - Grandstand & Paddock, where you are grandstand side and have access to the parade ring and all bars (but no dogs except assistance dogs are allowed), and the Picnic Enclosure, where dogs are allowed (on a lead) but you have no access to the parade ring. If you purchase Grandstand & Paddock ticket, you are welcome to head into the Picnic Enclosure but will need your ticket to get back across the crossing points to the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure. If you buy a Picnic Enclosure ticket, you only have access to the centre course areas. If you wish to head over to the Grandstand & Paddock enclosure there is an upgrade fee of £5 payable per adult. Picnics are allowed in the centre course only.
FOOD & DRINK
Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure
There is a lovely selection of local and national drinks available from our three racecourse bars on the Grandstand side of the course and bean to cup coffee from the Southdown Stand, which also serves deli-style food. There are catering concessions serving a wide range of food options behind the grandstands for you to enjoy, while pies and light refreshments can be purchased from the Paddock Bar and Chasers Bar. No food or drink in any form will be allowed to be brought into the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure (everything must be bought on site).
In the picnic enclosure, the Centre Course bar will be open with a range of drinks available and there will also be food concessions serving various options. You are welcome to bring your own food into the picnic enclosure but there are only limited areas of seating and cover for you to use, so please do bring blankets or pop up chairs where possible.
Why not enjoy the season opener in style by joining us in one of our hospitality offerings? There are several options at Plumpton to suit your requirements. You can book a private box and enjoy a fine dining experience with a view over the home straight. Or take a seat in our premier dining option – the Paddock Restaurant – which is perfectly situated overlooking the parade ring and opposite the finishing post. We also have our Marquee Restaurant available on Family Day, where a great atmosphere is guaranteed on the lawns on Plumpton Racecourse, with a perfect view of the final fence. For more on our hospitality options, please click here.
All hospitality packages include the private and exclusive use of one of our Hospitality Boxes, all of which have a view of the home straight and winning post from a private balcony, where the view is truly memorable. Plumpton can offer a variety of experiences dependent on the size of your party and budget. With a wide range of packages, rooms and views, we can make your event one to remember.
The Paddock Restaurant is our premier facility and is priced at £90pp which includes an à la carte three course meal, welcome drink, table for the day, complimentary race card and table service. It is situated in a perfect position on the first floor of the Sussex Stand, next to the paddock and opposite the winning post, with a private balcony reserved exclusively for restaurant guests.
The trackside Marquee Restaurant is priced at £75pp which includes a set menu three-course meal, welcome drink, table for the day, racecard and table service. It is positioned on the lawns of Plumpton Racecourse, alongside the final fence right at the heart of the action, where you can enjoy stunning views of home straight and is perfect for both small and large parties.
Picnic Enclosure - £15
Grandstand & Paddock - £20
Grandstand & Paddock Group (10+) - £17
Available until midnight of Saturday 17th September
On the Day:
Picnic Enclosure - £17
Grandstand & Paddock - £22
Accompanied under 18s race free!
No group discount on the day