Plumpton Racecourse
East Sussex



Plumpton Racecourse greatly appreciates the support of Owners and their importance therefore we are delighted to welcome Owners to Plumpton and ensure everything possible is done so that your day is a truly memorable one.


General Manager: Daniel Thompson 07557 094290
Clerk of the Course: Mark Cornford 07759 151617
Owners’ Arrangements: 01273 890383

Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners fixtures: 15 of 17 fixtures
ROA Car Park Label exemptions: None

Horsemans Group Prize-money contract: No
Racecourse Group: Independent
Racing Channel: Sky Sports Racing
Left-handed course. Click here for Racing Post course guide
Racecourse Photographer: Steve Davies 01782 823240 / 07974 414188
Stabling capacity: 76

By Rail: Plumpton Racecourse is ideally located for customers using the train, as Plumpton Station adjoins the Racecourse grounds, and our entrances are only a short three minute walk from the platforms. Plumpton is served by a regular train service between London Victoria and Eastbourne/Hastings.
By Coach: A direct bus service from Brighton to Plumpton Racecourse is run by Regency Coaches. The bus leaves Brighton train station 90 minutes before the first race, returning 30 minutes after the last race. A return ticket is £8. The pick up point for Regency Coaches at Brighton Station is behind the Station at the designated Coach Pick Up point. The pick up point for Regency Coaches at Plumpton Racecourse is car park behind the pavilion marquee.
By Road: the M23/A23 and A27 all offer good access to Plumpton Racecourse – the recommended routes are signposted with AA yellow signage.
From the M25: Leave the M25 at Junction 7, follow M23 to Crawley/Gatwick Airport. When the M23 joins the A23, continue on the A23 towards Brighton. Leave the A23 at A273 signposted towards Hassocks. Follow the A273 for approximately 1 mile then turn right at the bottom of the hill onto the B2112 signposted Ditchling. At the roundabout in the Centre of Ditchling, turn right onto B2116 towards Plumpton. Continue on the B2116 for approximately 4 miles, then turn left at the Half Moon Pub signposted Plumpton Racecourse. Turn left after 1 mile into Plumpton Racecourse.
From Brighton: Follow A23 northbound and take the first exit (A273 to Hassocks). Follow A273 for approximately 1 mile then turn right at the bottom of the hill onto the B2112 signposted Ditchling. At the roundabout in the Centre of Ditchling, turn right onto B2116 towards Plumpton. Continue on the B2116 for approximately 4 miles, then turn left at the Half Moon Pub signposted Plumpton Racecourse. Turn left after 1 mile into Plumpton Racecourse.
From Eastbourne/Hastings: Follow the A27 westbound to the Ashcombe roundabout and take the second exit signposted Lewes/Haywards Heath (A275). At the Prison Crossroads turn left onto the A277 Haywards Heath/East Grinstead. After approximately 2 miles turn left onto B2116 signposted Hassocks and Ditchling. This turning is just after the petrol station. After approximately 2.5 miles turn right after a sharp right hand bend onto Plumpton Lane signposted Plumpton ( just before the Half Moon Pub). Turn left after 1 mile into Plumpton Racecourse.
Plumpton Racecourse’s postcode is BN7 3AL, or type Plumpton Train Station into your Sat Nav as some systems don’t recognise our postcode! There is plentiful Free Car Parking space at Plumpton Racecourse.
By Air: Gatwick Airport is a short 20 minute direct train journey, making Plumpton easily accessible for the whole of the UK and beyond. Helicopters are permitted to land with prior agreement of the Clerk of the Course – please call 01273 890383.

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C-19 Badges

Plumpton currently have an allocation of four badges per runner.

Unfortunately no additional badges can be applied for.

Owners who live in an area currently under regional or local restrictions are reminded to follow the Government advice in that area.

Please also check your emails from PASS and the racecourse website for further updates on badge allocation and specific attendance protocols.


Under the new COVID guidelines and restrictions – we can only provide 4 badges per horse for the fixture on 20th September and no extras are available to purchase.

The names and e-mail addresses of all attending owners must be provided through the PASS System in advance and all attending owners MUST bring ID and must have completed the online COVID Certification provided by the BHA - (a log-in must be created to do the module) and you need to complete the Covid-19 Information for Participants of the Racing Industry Module and the attached user guide (R2LGuide) takes you through the process. If you are struggling, there is a helpline on 0207 152 0021 (Weekdays 9am – 5pm; Weekends 9am – 12 noon)

Please ensure that all of your contact details are provided through the PASS System before 4pm the day before racing.

Please note that on the raceday itself – everyone will be temperature checked upon arrival and temperatures must be below 37.8 degrees for access to be granted. (If it is above 37.8 degrees twice then access will be denied).

Please be advised that due to the restrictions some of the racecourse layout has changed and so the owners car park has moved. It is now in the amber zone which you will be directed to on the day, but is where the public normally park and towards the train station.

Owners on course will still have access to the owners and trainers suite, which will be separated from raceday workers (trainers, stable staff, jockeys, officials, media etc.), who have undergone a more rigorous health screening process. For infection control purposes, no movement will be permitted between the two areas of the racecourse.

You will still be able to view your horse in the parade ring but you cannot enter the parade ring.

In trying to make your experience as normal and pleasant as possible, we are still going to provide you a plated meal on the day, as well as complimentary tea, coffee and cake. We won’t have the usual racecards available but will leave some printed versions in the Owners Room, where a reduced seating arrangement applies based on the current Government Guidelines. Please do not sit in groups of more than 6 or we will have to ask you to move apart. The bar will be open as normal, but with a socially distanced queuing system.

We realise the above is a long process to get to view your own horse, but we are following the guidance and following this allows us to get you back on course which we hope you will enjoy as much as us.

Please do e-mail us on or call 01273 890383 if you are unsure.

Useful links:

Plumpton BCD Site Map

R2L Guide

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