Situated on the Downs above Brighton with some lovely views on a clear day. The course stages flat racing only.

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Course Characteristics:

The course is horseshoe shaped, a mile and a half in length, and is one of those courses that does not have a complete circuit.

The course is very undulating. The first three furlongs are uphill followed by a downhill run entering the home straight, before rising in the final 2 furlongs. There is a marked camber towards the inside of the track.

The circuit is left handed (anti-clockwise) and horses who have performed well at Brighton previously are usually well worth following. It suits front runners who are compact and speedy. Long striding galloping types seem to be at a disadvantage, especially over the minimum distance.

The configuration of the course suggests that low drawn horses should hold the advantage over sprint distances and all things being equal that tends to be the case. However getting away quickly is a far bigger advantage and would easily overcome any draw bias.

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Admission (2013 Prices)

Brighton operates a dual enclosure policy. The Premier enclosure costs £20 (£25 August festival) and the Grandstand enclosure costs £15 (£20 August festival), concessions £4 discount. Under 16’s free.

Annual membership £190

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East of Brighton, the racecourse is signposted from both the A23 and A27. The signposting will take you away from the congestion of the city centre.

Ease of public transport access: Moderate (Rail to Brighton then courtsey bus)

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Suitability for the first time racegoer: good

Last Reviewed: September 2013

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Telephone: 01273 603580

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