Guide to Brighton Racecourse
Brighton Raceourse is set up on Whitehawk Hill around 400ft above sea level. The Brighton Races course was a favourite of the then Prince of Wales (later George IV) and his aristocratic friends.
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About Brighton Racecourse
Brighton is well known as a fast, sprint course with a horseshoe shape, set up on Whitehawk Hill around 400ft above sea level with views of the city and the sea.
Racing started in 1783, when it was popular with the Prince of Wales (later George IV) and his aristocratic friends. They raced their own horses at Brighton and legend has it that when larking around on the downs on horseback they jumped some hurdles that were used for keeping sheep in pens and thereby invented the concept of hurdle races – historically hurdle races were held at this racecourse.
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Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 9XZ.
- Road: From the A27 Brighton bypass head for Sussex University and take the B2123 to Woodingdean, turn right at the traffic lights. The course is about a mile on the left.
- Rail: Brighton is less than an hour from London by train from Victoria, London Bridge and Kings Cross. A frequent coast service runs from Eastbourne, Lewes, Hastings, Worthing and Portsmouth.
- Website: www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk
- Telephone: 01273 603580.