OFFICIALS AT BRIGHTON RACECOURSE Managing Director: Tony Kelly General Manager: Stefan Hall Clerk of the Course: Richard Aldous
Brighton Racecourse is located approximately 53 miles from London, 48 miles from Portsmouth and 61 miles from Southampton.
HOW TO GET TO BRIGHTON RACECOURSE
By road: The Racecourse is easy to reach from the A27 Brighton bypass. If you are approaching Brighton on the A23 you need to go east on the A27. Head for signs directing you to Sussex University and take the B2123 to Woodingdean, turn right at the traffic lights and the Racecourse is approximately one mile on your left hand side. Car Parking is free.
This is the recommend route to avoid traffic congestion through the City Centre, however the Racecourse is well sign-posted if you choose to enter central Brighton on the A23. If you're coming from the seafront head for the Palace Pier before driving eastbound along Marine Parade. Turn left at the first set of lights into Lower Rock Gardens. Turn right at the second set of lights into Edward Street, then first left into Freshfield Road. The Racecourse is at the top of the hill.
By rail: Brighton is less than an hour from London by train and there are services from Victoria, London Bridge and Kings Cross. There are also frequent coastway services operating from Eastbourne, Lewes, Hastings, Worthing and Portsmouth.
A courtesy bus service operates from Brighton Station to the course from approximately 2 hours prior to the first race. The bus parks 200 yards south of the station (at the top of Queens Road). There are return journeys to the station after racing. Taxis are also available.
By air: Helicopters may land at the course on a raceday, with prior permission from the racecourse. Light aircraft and helicopters with prior arrangement may land at Shoreham Airport, 6 miles west of the Racecourse.
ADMISSION TO BRIGHTON RACECOURSE
Premier Enclosure £18, Grandstand & Paddock £13. Accompanied under 16s free. Car Park: free
The Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure gives you access to grandstand seating, the Parade Ring, the Long Bar, Tote Betting facilities, trackside bookmakers, a picnic area and a wide range of food units. A Premier Enclosure ticket gives you access to all of the above, plus the Premier Bar , Silks Restaurant and the Parade Ring Lawn.
LEADING TRAINERS / JOCKEYS AT BRIGHTON RACECOURSE
Trainers: M Channon, R Hannon, B W Hills, J M Bradley, A Balding Jockeys: S Drowne, M Dwyer, K Fallon, S Sander, F Norton
Flat: THE FLAT SEASON IS BACK WITH AN EVENING OF FREE RACING! (Eve) Fri, Apr 15, 2011
BEER & BALTI RACE EVENING (Eve) Thu, Apr 28, 2011
2 for1 Afternoon Racing Mon, May 9, 2011
2 for1 Afternoon Racing Tue, May 17, 2011
Afternoon Racing Thu, May 26, 2011
PARTY ON THE HILL - Stag & Hens Fri, May 27, 2011
Evening Summer Racing (Eve) Tue, Jun 14, 2011
SUMMER MUSIC NIGHT - THE TAKE THAT EXPERIENCE Tue, Jun 21, 2011
Afternoon Racing Tue, Jun 28, 2011
Afternoon Racing Mon, Jul 4, 2011
Afternoon Racing Tue, Jul 12, 2011
AUGUST FESTIVAL - JOHN SMITHS RACEDAY Wed, Aug 3, 2011
AUGUST FESTIVAL - FROSTS LADIES DAY Thu, Aug 4, 2011
AUGUST FESTIVAL - ALBION IN THE COMMUNITY RACEDAY Fri, Aug 5, 2011
FAMILY FUN DAY Tue, Aug 16, 2011
SUMMER MUSIC NIGHT (Eve) Fri, Aug 26, 2011
Afternoon Racing Fri, Sep 2, 2011
2for1 Afternoon Racing Mon, Sep 12, 2011
2for1 Afternoon Racing Thu, Oct 13, 2011
2for1 Afternoon Racing - SEASON FINALE Thu, Oct 20, 2011
Brighton Racecourse is shaped like 3 sides of a square, but with easy turns. It's 1 mile and 4 furlongs in total lenght. The first 3 furlongs are slightly uphill, then there is a slight descent and rise to about 4 furlongs from home when the ground falls more steeply until 2 furlongs from the finish line where there is a slight rise with the last 100 yards level. The stright run-in measure about 3½ furlongs.
Draw advantage: low numbers in sprints.
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