Plumpton is a hidden gem in the world of horseracing. The thrill of Jump racing, the joy of a win, delicious food and drink, and stunning rural backdrop provide a memorable sporting experience for everyone from novice to racing expert. We race 16 times a year between September and May, and with a course just over a mile round (one of the smallest in the country) we offer great viewing of the whole course. You feel as though you can almost touch the horses as they thunder past the winning post on each circuit. You are also likely to be rubbing shoulders with the UK’s top trainers and jockeys who regularly come to Plumpton, and we are renowned as a nursery ground for the equine stars of the future. Champion Jockey A P McCoy is Plumpton’s most successful rider, and rode his historic 3000th winner here on 9th February 2009. The Anthony Honeyball trained Fountains Windfall, won at Plumpton on 13th March and subsequently went on to win at Aintree in the Gaskells Handicap Hurdle this year.
If you have never been racing before, whether at Plumpton Racecourse or anywhere else, you probably have lots of questions! Beneath are some guides to help you understand more about the racehorse, and how to have a bet, if you want to learn more before you arrive. Hopefully our frequently asked questions page can also help, with general information about Plumpton Racecourse – FAQ’s
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HORSE
The Thoroughbred racehorse is beautiful, fascinating and exhilarating to watch especially close up. As Plumpton is a small course, you get plenty of opportunity to get close whether its watching the horses parade before racing, or standing close to a fence. The most fundamental part of enjoying an exciting day’s Jump racing is understanding and appreciating the racehorse. To find out more, including what makes a good racehorse, download the guide beneath.
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