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Where to be for the best views

Grandstand & Paddock

Grandstand and Paddock is the entry price point to a raceday at Brighton offering great views of the racing and access to the Parade Ring, bars, cafes and food.


Our Premier enclosure additionally offers access to or Summer Lawns, outside bars and our Silks Balcony enhancing the racing experience and offering stunning outlooks across the South Downs and out to the Brighton coastline and sea views.

Freshfield Rd Brighton BN2 9XZ
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Travel Information

How to find us



A courtesy bus service operates from Brighton Station to Brighton Racecourse on race days from approximately 2 hours prior to the first race. The bus parks 200 yards south of the station (at the top of Queens Road). There are return journeys to the station after racing.

Brighton & Hove Streamline Taxis are Brighton Racecourse's preferred supplier of taxis and can be contacted directly on 01273 202020 for bookings to and from the racecourse.


Brighton is less than an hour from London by train and there are services from Victoria, London Bridge and Kings Cross. There are also frequent coastway services operating from Eastbourne, Lewes, Hastings, Worthing and Portsmouth.


Brighton Racecourse is easy to reach from the A27 Brighton bypass. If you are approaching Brighton on the A23 you need to go east on the A27. Head for signs directing you to Sussex University and take the B2123 to Woodingdean, turn right at the traffic lights and the Racecourse is approximately one mile on your left-hand side.

This is the recommended route to avoid traffic congestion through the city centre, however the Racecourse is well sign-posted if you choose to enter central Brighton on the A23.

If you're coming from the seafront head for the Brighton Palace Pier before driving eastbound along Marine Parade. Turn left at the first set of lights into Lower Rock Gardens. Turn right at the second set of lights into Edward Street, then first left into Freshfield Road. The Racecourse is at the top of the hill.


Those wishing to land a helicopter should seek prior permission from the racecourse on 01273 296900.

Light aircraft and helicopters may land at Shoreham Airport with prior permission, 6 miles west of the Racecourse. Please contact the airport for approval on 01273 296900.


Brighton & Hove Streamline Taxis are Brighton Racecourse's prefered taxi supplier and can be contacted directly on 01273 747474 for bookings to and from the racecourse.


Car Parking is free.

Dress Codes

What to wear

There is no strict dress code, although many visitors choose to dress for the occasion and a smart/casual look is often adopted. For example, jeans and tailored shorts are perfectly acceptable, but sports shirts, ripped jeans, casual shorts and flip-flops (as we are a seaside town) are not permitted. We recommend that you dress for the weather and wear something comfortable for a day outdoors.

For the glamorous occasions such as Ladies Day and Gentlemen’s Day, racegoers make an extra effort to dress up. It’s definitely worth the effort to dress to impress if you want to be in with a chance of winning some of the fantastic prizes for best outfit!

Most public areas are suitable for any form of footwear; however, please be aware the centre course does have some grassed areas.

Racecourse Information

The History

Brighton Racecourse is situated around 1 mile away from the south coast, and originates back to 1783, when the first official race was held in the area. The racecourse itself is quite unusual, as it is one of the few British courses not to have a complete circuit, instead having an undulating, left-handed, horseshoe shaped course of one mile four furlongs in length. The mile four start is the lowest point of the course, with the Winning Post being the highest, and there is an uphill climb from two furlongs out.

The course hosts flat racing from April until October with its seasonal highlight being the three day Brighton Festival in August, with the main event being the Brighton Mile Challenge Trophy Handicap.

The site has become more than just a racecourse; investing in its facilities has made it one of the leading venues in the south for meetings and events of all sizes.