Plumpton is one of the smaller national hunt race courses in England. It is a left handed circuit that runs in at just over a mile, the hurdle course is ran on the outside of the chase course with both tracks sharing an uphill finish.
The racecourse holds race meetings all year round with principal the meeting being the Sussex National Raceday that is held in early January which hosts the At The Races Sussex National Handicap Chase which can be used to view some potential Aintree Grand National Runners.
Plumpton was the venue for Tony McCoy when he rode his 3000th winner on February 9th 2009 on the Nicky Henderson trained Restelss D’Artaix.
As with many other racecourses to supplement its main income it hosts events such as weddings and car boot sales. One of the novel ideas in place at Kempton has been to screen drive in movies which has proved to be very successful.
Address: Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AL
Jumps: Plumpton is an oblong, tight, left-handed course of nine furlongs with steep undulations and an uphill home straight. There are seven fences per circuit, with a run-in of 200yds.
Road: 2m N of village off B2116 Lewes-Keymer road. Parking: Public Car Park free
Rail: Adjoining course, Plumpton Stn (from London Victoria).