Gates Open – 10:30am
First Race – 12:30pm
Last Race – 3:35pm
About this Fixture
The start of the Cheltenham Bonus Series begins at this fixture. The Plumpton Racecourse Cheltenham Bonus Series offers the connections of a horse that wins one of five nominated Novices Chases at Plumpton the opportunity to scoop the valuable £60,000 cash bonus if it goes on to win any steeple chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March. It was last won by Voy Por Ustedes who won at Plumpton before going onto triumph in the Arkle Chase in 2006.
This fixture always unearths some quality with Benatar winning last year before a 3rd in the JLT Grade 1 at Cheltenham, and in 2016 it was Baron Alco who subsequently came a close 2nd at the Cheltenham Festival in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Plate.
Who will do it this year? Will the Bonus Series be claimed this year?!
Plumpton and Pompadour
Celebrating the brilliant twinning we have with Pompadour Racecourse, Arnac-Pompadour. Plumpton and Pompadour have been twinned for the last 5 years.
The Pompadour racecourse with its natural hedge jumps is considered to be one of the most challenging anywhere!
What strikes visitors arriving in Pompadour, is the hilly terrain, harmonious green colours where natural hedges stand, surrounded by a sandy track 2000m long facing the castle.
The cross-country part ranked 1st category, made its reputation by being very challenging for both horse and jockey. Pompadour also host flat races, steeplechase and eventing. Spectators have a fantastic vantage point to follow the entire race from the stands.
Grandstand & Paddock Group (10+) - £13
Grandstand & Paddock - £14
Available until midnight on Saturday 17th November
On the Day:
Grandstand & Paddock - £17
No group discount on the day, or concession prices.
The Paddock Restaurant, our premier restaurant with great viewing points of the parade ring and a private balcony with views over the home straight and finishing line.
3 course a la carte menu, welcome drink, coffee and petit fours, complimentary racecard and table for the day - £75pp (inc. admission)