Brighton Racecourse Season Opening 2017

Dust off your finest! It’s time to get dressed up and head back to the races! Yes, you heard us right. Spring is finally here and we’re shaking off our winter blues to start the season off the proper way: Easter weekend at the Brighton Racecourse Season Opening Evening!

Whether you’re a regular race-attendee or not, Brighton Racecourse is a beautiful sight to behold on a fresh and crisp spring day. Established way back in 1783 by the Prince Regent as King George IV, it’s a place where visitors all over the country have come to enjoy a race, spent the day at an event, or simply to enjoy the panoramic scenery of the south coast. High up and out of the hustle and bustle of the city, breathtaking views over the racecourse and out to sea make this local iconic backdrop the perfect place to spend your day.

Don’t fear – if excitable crowds aren’t for you, there are more ways than one to experience the races. From the General Admission stands to the lounge of the Premier Enclosure to fine dining in the Silks Restaurant – wherever you are, you’ll be able to catch the whole event.

Ciaran McCrickard Photography - Brighton Races Ladies Day 2016Now, Brighton Racecourse have prepared a special treat for any dedicated racing fan, or anyone keen to find out more about the renowned sport of racing – the Behind The Scenes Tour. At only £45, this incredible experience has got to be the best way to spend your day at the races by a mile. On arrival, you’ll get to visit the Winners’ Suite accompanied by a cold glass of bubbly, followed by a fascinating and inspiring tour of the many racing areas not accessible to the public. You’ll also learn all about what happens prior to a race meeting. With your included Premier Enclosure admission ticket, you’ll be the envy of your friends and family, and a racing expert in no time!

“We are rather a friendly bunch here at Brighton Racecourse and are committed to making every visitor feel welcome and looked after,” says Sam Windridge, Executive Director. “We’ll even help you place a bet if you’ve never done it before – it’s really easy and adds an extra shot of excitement to the day.”

So get your friends and family together for an unforgettable and unbeatable day out like no other – before you know it, you’ll be hooked!

The racecourse has easy access via public transport, including a free shuttle bus from Brighton station, plus free parking once you arrive.

Gates will open at 3pm on Sat 15 April. Races begin at approximately 4.30pm, finishing at approximately 7.50pm. Get your tickets here: 

Visit the Brighton Racecourse website for full details of all 2017 fixtures, events and ticket prices.

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