Brighton Racecourse welcomes the Marathonbet Festival Of Racing

One of the most exciting, vibrant, tracks in the South of England, Brighton Racecourse hosts the Marathonbet Festival Of Racing on Weds 7 – Fri 9 Aug. With just two weeks to go until the event, Brighton Racecourse have marked the occasion with a unique photograph staged at the city’s iconic Royal Pavilion with former Cheltenham winner Sire de Grugy along with Lucie Moore and Brighton Racecourse’s Executive, Paul Ellison.

“The Marathonbet Festival of Racing is the one of the most popular experiences in the racing calendar – at one of the country’s most unique racecourses,” said Moore. “The picturesque views over the countryside and the sea mean there really isn’t anywhere else like it.”  Married to Jamie Moore (who

famously rode Sir de Grugy to victory in Cheltenham’s Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2014) she is part of the family’s successful training and racing operation in West Sussex. She gave the now retired racehorse a trot around the grounds of Brighton’s most famous building, as excitement builds before the Festival.

The Royal Pavilion was home to George IV, a regular at Brighton Racecourse, and provided a fitting backdrop to start the countdown to one of the biggest events in the local sporting calendar.

Throughout this popular three-day event there will be music and entertainment, food trucks, vintage pop-up bars, a ladies’ lawn with a complimentary photo booth air streamer, and, of course, seven exciting races each day to get your heart pumping.

It is planned to be the festival of the summer where over 15,000 people will attend, 1,500 bottles of prosecco are consumed, 1,000 bowls of fresh strawberries are served and 7,000 pairs of high heels will be cast aside by the end of the three days! “Having been here for over 230 years we are very much part of what makes Brighton such a unique and vibrant place. Our three-day racing fixture is a fantastic event for the city with stunning views, the prettiest racecourse you’re likely to see, and some great racing,” said Paul Ellison. “The famous Brighton Mile is always a great way to kick off the Festival, then we’ve got Ladies Day with the Brighton Challenge Cup, which dates back to 1889 before we finish with the big Festival Finale which is always popular. With the racing, live bands and entertainment, it promises to be a memorable three days.”

Brighton Racecourse and Marathonbet will also be engaging with racing fans in the run-up to the festival with competitions to win prizes and tickets. Tickets for the Marathonbet Festival of Racing at Brighton Racecourse are available online, starting from £18. For more information or to buy tickets, visit:

The Marathonbet Festival Of Racing Brighton Racecourse on Weds 7 – Fri 9 Aug 2019

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