Brighton Racecourse

Set on the highest point in this Sussex seaside city, Brighton Racecourse is a challenging, unusual racecourse on the edge of the South Downs. Its quirky track – in the shape of a horseshoe – has similarities to Epsom, but certainly provides a unique test for runners and riders.

The course features a left-hand dog leg turn which is said to include one of the steepest descents in the world of racing. The descent, combined with testing undulating turf, guarantees one of the trickiest rides in the UK for jockeys. The rolling nature of the course means Brighton favours small, agile types; especially front runners.

Meetings at Brighton regularly include small field races, which is due in no small part to the relatively poor prize money on offer in comparison with other racecourses in the South-East of England. In fact, in 2012/13, the average prize money per meeting was just £26,349 – only Folkestone (which is now closed) offered less in that calendar year.

The highlight of the racing calendar at Brighton is its three-day August festival. The headline race is the Brighton Mile Challenge Trophy Handicap.

As Brighton Racecourse is so high up and sits on a chalk base the ground is often very firm, so it’s unlikely to feature horses that like cut in the ground.

Geegeez says: “Due to its unique nature, Brighton is very much a course for specialists and that goes for jockeys as much as horses. It’s always a good idea to look for riders that have form at the track. The undisputed ‘King’ of Brighton at present is Ryan Moore, whose father trained on the South Downs and knows the course like the back of his hand.

“On the rare occasion that the going is soft at Brighton it can be a disadvantage to be drawn low with the vast majority of runners moving over to the stand side of the course.”

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Latest Brighton Results
DateRunnerJockeyTrainerSP
18 Oct 17:15Cool StrutterJack MitchellJ Spearing7/1
18 Oct 16:40Broadhaven HoneyJason WatsonR Harris14/1
18 Oct 16:05Blaze Of HeartsRobert WinstonD Ivory10/1
18 Oct 15:35ZaajerDane O'NeillO Burrows9/2
18 Oct 15:05RocksetteHector CrouchG L Moore9/1
18 Oct 14:30NapanookDane O'NeillB Meehan6/4
18 Oct 14:00Water DivinerTom MarquandR Hannon7/2
18 Oct 13:30ConfrerieLiam KeniryG Baker9/2
09 Oct 17:05Kirkland ForeverGeorgia DobieEve Johnson Houghton11/8
09 Oct 16:35SarstedtNicola CurrieH Candy14/1
Brighton Fixtures
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Top Jockeys
JockeyWinsRunsSR
Jason Watson218125.9%
Shane W Kelly103528.6%
Poppy Bridgwater92931.0%
Luke Morris75313.2%
Silvestre De Sousa72626.9%
Hector Crouch74515.6%
Tom Marquand73023.3%
Nicola Currie53813.2%
Pat Cosgrave52123.8%
Kieran O'Neill44010.0%
Top Trainers
TrainerWinsRunsSR
R Hannon123633.3%
A Carroll126219.4%
R Hughes91752.9%
J Gallagher62821.4%
G L Moore4488.3%
Eve Johnson Houghton42814.3%
C Dwyer4850.0%
J Berry31127.3%
Sir M Prescott3650.0%
Mrs L Mongan31618.8%