Gates Open - 10:15

First Race - 12:15

Last Race - 3:28

Advance Tickets Only & Children must have a ticket for this fixture

Provided the Government Tier System keeps Plumpton in a Tier 2 area (or upgrades us to Tier 1!), we will be delighted to welcome racegoers to One of our favourite days of the season on Sunday 3rd January – The Sky Sports Sussex National.

Whilst it will be lovely to have you on course, it won’t quite be the same experience as you are used too and social distancing will still be in place. We have created a Code of Conduct that everyone on site must abide by and so please do make sure you are familiar with these details before coming to the site (link at the bottom of the page).

For these fixtures, all tickets will be available in advance only and so you will not be able to purchase tickets on the day. All members of your party must have provided details in advance for track and trace purposes (whereas previously there would just have been the bookers details required). Please ensure you do this at the point of booking and as ID will be checked at the entrances, please do only enter correct information that can be shown via your ID. We also encourage everyone to travel to the raceday in private transport wherever possible.

As we have to carefully monitor capacities, despite our normal policy, for this fixture all children need to be registered and have a ticket – they cannot just turn up and enter for free as previously. Children aged up to 10 will still be admitted for free, but children aged 11-17 are charged at £5. Please do not forget to register a ticket for your children as without one they will not be allowed in as no on the day sales are allowed.

Plumpton is in a Tier 2 area and so the maximum booking size is for 6 people, although if you were to go indoors this reduces down to being sat with your own household only or those in your support bubble. Six people can remain in a group outside (respecting social distancing guidelines) but as you are likely to spend more time outdoors than at a normal fixture, please do ensure that you are dressed for the weather and wrap up warm. Please note that face masks are mandatory at these fixtures and must be worn at all times except when seated to eat and/or drink.

With regards to getting here – please do have some patience as driving in is likely to be a slower than normal process. Both entrances will be open, the railway entrance and the normal facility at the South end of the course, although there are some layout changes to the South entrance and so please follow our stewards directions. We encourage everyone to use private transport.

Our on-course facilities are open but we are limited in what we can serve. Please note that whilst you can purchase alcohol from some bars, all food and drink must be consumed whilst seated. Our facilities will be open as follows:

Paddock Restaurant – 3 course choice menu, table for the day and must be booked in advance.

Paddock Bar – Alcohol and soft drinks to be sold alongside Pies, Sausage Rolls and Stew.

The toilets will be in use for the General Public and the William Hill bookmakers desk open.

Southdown Stand – The Bar will be closed, but the Southdown Deli will be open to serve take-away drinks and snacks.

Rear of the Southdown Stand – the Coffee hut will be open for service.

Marquee – there will be an advanced booking restaurant (3 course set menu) in half of the marquee, and then an undercover seating area (you can only sit with your own household) in the remainder. Britbet will offer a betting service here.

Lewes Stand – Internal – bar will open for alcoholic drinks and soft drinks, as well as a small selection of food.

Centre Course – there will be a small area where cars will be parked but where we will also put up a small marquee, toilets and a bookmaker so that those who wish to remain in their vehicle and/or not be amongst the larger numbers can still enjoy the day with us.

We will put some extra covered areas up for inclement weather and some extra seating for outdoor areas, so please ensure you are wrapped up for the day.

Whilst it is brilliant to have you back with us, it is of course very different and we hope the above helps. If you are unsure on anything then please do call us in the office on 01273 890383 and we will help you as best as we can. Otherwise, please do send an e-mail to:

We look forward to seeing you for a raceday very soon!


Refunds – if you develop Covid Symptoms or your area becomes a Tier 3 area on the Government's next review, you will be entitled to a full refund.