Plumpton Racecourse

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Plumpton Racecourse
4.5
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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 track 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.
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Ricki V
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A Great Day Out
Apr 2021 • Couples
I went to plumpton races as an owner during the restrictions of Covid and I must say it was one of my best day’s racing, every protocol was being taken to keep everyone safe yet they still managed to make it as if the day was still normal with a great atmosphere and great hospitality, I had been to other race tracks but they didn’t meet anything close to how Dan and he’s team had done at there track, so a great day out and highly recommend
Written September 20, 2021
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Lauren
Eastbourne, UK1 contribution
Great Intimate Venue
May 2019
Plumpton Racecourse is my favourite venue to watch horse racing. The main attraction is the intimacy of the palce. The Parade Ring is very acessible and the view from the Grandstand are very good. All the other facilities are good including parking.

The Ladies Day 'Best Dressed Lady' event has been a shambles for the last two years. They used to have 'spotters' going around the course slecting 20 Ladies for the 'semi final' then 10 were then selected for the final. Recently the 'semi final' has been a 'free for all' with what seemed like 60 Ladies cramming onto the stage seeking attention from the judges. Not good!
Written March 1, 2020
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Good afternoon, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and we are glad that you enjoy the racing and facilities here - long may it continue. We are sorry to hear that you felt the ladies day procedures weren't up to scratch, we will try and ensure we tighten the procedures up for this season. We had several complaints previously as spotters meant that not everyone could enter the competition which some had felt unfair but we will review again for this years edition. Best Wishes, Dan & The Plumpton Team
Written March 3, 2020
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Ben R
Ditchling, UK128 contributions
Fantastic countryside racecourse - a must visit
Jan 2020 • Friends
Plumpton Racecourse offers a tranquil, enjoyable race day. The course is great quality and views from the stands are good. With the help of the big screen you can see everything that’s going on. For spectators, the course is easy to get around and the food and drink are both great quality. I highly recommend as a raceday in the countryside!
Written February 8, 2020
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Many thanks for the review Ben - really glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you back here again soon! Best Wishes, Dan (Chief Executive)
Written February 9, 2020
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holidayhoney65
Chessington, UK427 contributions
Afternoon at the races and lunch in the marquee restaurant
Sep 2019
We've been to Plumpton a few times but decided to book lunch in the marquee restaurant for a change. Firstly, I love the course, its small and quaint and has a really friendly feel to it, I enjoy coming here much more than the larger courses. We arrived and where shown to our table and given a welcome glass of prosecco. The menu was set with salmon and quails egg to start, chicken for the main and a chocolate dessert. The food was good and the service friendly. There was an optional cheese board if you wanted to pay the extra. A jockey (sorry I can't remember his name) gave us his tips before the start of the racing and during the races took us down to one of the jumps while he spoke to jockeys as they went down to the start and we stood by the fence as the horse flew past us. Fabulous sight. There is a tote in the marquee should you not wish to go outside and a screen but we chose to go our to stand by the fence for each of the races. We had a fabulous afternoon and would highly recommend booking the marquee.
Written October 21, 2019
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jocelynhooton
Portsmouth, UK180 contributions
A small friendly rather old fashioned racecorse
May 2019 • Couples
Helpful staff everywhere and a good selection of food stalls,didnt use the resturants as very expensive £ 80 pp for lunch and this is not the Savoy////////WE found the stalls good value and a lot of choice ,in fact Fontwell could do with these stalls there.Easy parking and not to overcrowded with good all round view of the racecourse
Written May 12, 2019
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Thank you for your review, Richard. Glad to hear that you had a good day, and enjoyed our hospitality. We hope to see you back at Plumpton during the upcoming season. Kind regards, Martyn
Written July 4, 2019
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Cliff Wilson
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,104 contributions
Great family day out
Apr 2019 • Couples
Buy your tickets on line , much easier . Parking in the public area was free ,the staff were very helpful, as it was a family day there was lots of food available , nice beers ,average price , really. Great day out , thank you cliff
Written April 22, 2019
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Thank you for your review, Cliff. We are glad to see you had a good day out, and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Martyn
Written July 4, 2019
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richard s
Locks Heath, UK143 contributions
Friendly and pretty little course, grass roots NH racing and a great day out
Mar 2019 • Couples
Pretty little course which has improved facilities in recent years, we enjoyed a private box but had a good wander round and felt you could have a perfectly enjoyable day without that luxury, although it was nice to get out of the cold. Parade ring is conveniently sited, and there is a big screen in front of the stands if you want, however the viewing is pretty good without this. The racing was competitive and fun although not of the highest standard. Our lunch was ok by racecourse standards (ie not brilliant) and I never did get any coffee as I was watching a race when the pot came round, never to be seen again.
Written April 14, 2019
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Thank you for your review, Richard. Glad to hear that you had a good day, and enjoyed our hospitality. We hope to see you back at Plumpton during the upcoming season. Kind regards, Martyn
Written July 4, 2019
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john t
Birmingham, UK31 contributions
What a welcome
Apr 2019 • Solo
As a Warwick racecourse member I made the long trek South and was very impressed by the welcome I received. Everyone I came into contact with was very helpful and obliging. The racecourse itself was well maintained and I must say that they catered for all ages. I will most certainly be making a return visit.
Written April 8, 2019
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Thank you John for your review. Glad you had enjoyable day at Plumpton and we hope to see you back here sometime in the future. Kind regards, Martyn Collins
Written April 9, 2019
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Sue G
3 contributions
Wonderful birthday treat
Apr 2019 • Couples
Went to plumpton racecourse today on their Sussex event. We had a table in the Paddock Restaurant. Although busy the staff were attentive and very friendly, the food was excellent, well presented and good value. The lady doing the tote was also very helpful and friendly. We had a brilliant day out, the racing was exciting although a speaker in the restaurant would have been helpful. It's a shame it started raining just when we had been invited down to the track but we will just have to go again. Would recommend for a special and slightly different day out.
Written April 7, 2019
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Good Afternoon Sue, Thank you very much for your kind review, and are very glad you had a great day out yesterday and the birthday treat was such a success. We look forward to welcoming you back to Plumpton in the near future. Kind Regards, Martyn Collins
Written April 8, 2019
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101dot
Eastbourne148 contributions
Friendly local racecourse
Mar 2019 • Friends
I have been visiting Plumpton for many years and am pleased with the recent investment which has provided more indoor seating space with good hot food available. in this respect Plumpton is one of the better courses. The view of the racetrack from the stands is good and it is possible to go into the centre of the course and watch the action on the far side of the course. There is a reasonable amount of free parking fairly close to the entrance and the train station is right at the side of the course. The quality of the racing is often good with a number of horses who race here going on to appear at the Cheltenham Festival. A small discount on the ticket price can be achieved by advanced on-line booking.
Written March 20, 2019
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Many thanks for your review - we will continue to invest in the course and hopefully look forward to your continuing visits for years to come. Best Wishes, the Plumpton Team
Written March 21, 2019
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