Bob Champion Charity Raceday

Plumpton Charity Raceday – October 2019

Plumpton will be hosting its traditional Charity Raceday at their 21st October fixture in 2019 and for the first time it will be in support of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust. Bob’s connection with racing and, in particular, his links to Plumpton where he rode his first career winner in 1968 (on Altercation) make this a perfect fit for a fantastic occasion. Bob Champion M.B.E. said “Plumpton is one of my favourite courses and I was lucky enough to ride for Isidore Kerman and he certainly had some great horses. I have always enjoyed visiting the course over the years but this Charity Raceday will be something special and I am thrilled that it is benefitting the Trust. Our researchers are achieving great results - you never know we may even be able to make a research announcement on the day! I’m really looking forward to it and hope many racegoers will join us on the day.”


With a raceday committee chaired by Tim Fox, the day will aim to build on previous years’ successes when more than £70,000 has been raised on the day for charitable causes. Tim says “we are delighted to be invited by Plumpton to hold a fundraising raceday on behalf of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust and are very much looking forward to the day. It is such a worthwhile charity which raises funds to support the cancer research programmes at the University of East Anglia and the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, Surrey. To date more than £15 million has been raised and this wonderful cause together with Bob’s career in racing and connection with Plumpton promises to make 21st October a very memorable day.”


Tables of 10 or 12 are available with tickets at £95 per person, which includes racecourse entry, drinks reception, delicious three course lunch followed by afternoon tea. The traditional Shetland Pony Race will take place before racing and sponsorship of the ponies, together with many other opportunities to contribute to the day, are available through contacting Lucy Wilkinson on or visit or call the office on 0207 924 3553.


Plumpton is a hidden gem in the world of horseracing. Racing seventeen times a year between September and May and with a course just over a mile round it offers great viewing. Plumpton is renowned as a nursery ground for the equine stars of the future, showcased this year by the Grade 1 victories of Pentland Hills and Kalashnikov at the spring festivals. Former champion jockey A.P.McCoy is Plumpton’s most successful rider and rode his historic 3000th winner at the course on 9th February 2009. Any enquiries can be made via or on 01273 890393.

Bob Champion Charity Raceday