What's happening at Brighton


Fri, Apr 8, 2011

Brighton Racecourse is launching its 2011 season with free admission on Friday 15th April and more than 3,000 people have already snapped up the offer.

In a move designed to broaden the appeal of horseracing, April has been designated as a national Free Racing Month, with 26 racecourses taking part across the country.
Visitors to Brighton can book in advance to receive free entry to the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure, usually priced at £15.

Callum MacKay, General Manager at Brighton said: "We want to encourage more people to try horseracing. It's a sport that has a core of dedicated fans but it also offers a great day out that anyone can enjoy and I'm delighted that so many people have already taken up the offer. We have a capacity of 4,000 in our Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure so people should book now to avoid disappointment. Free entry can only be obtained by booking in advance on the Racecourse website, although there will also be half price entry of £10, to the Premier Enclosure on the night."

"Throughout the spring and summer we have a range of events offering something for everyone. Events such as Ladies Days and Summer Music Nights have become increasingly popular and are attracting new groups of people looking to do something a bit out of the ordinary. We're also hoping to build on the success of last year's live music and fireworks night with Olly Murs and hope to make an announcement shortly."

As well as enjoying the thrill of the racing, visitors to Brighton Racecourse will be able to enjoy entertainment from various street performers, admire the beautiful horses up close, see some of the country's top jockeys, choose from a selection of food and drink stalls, enjoy the fresh air and countryside surroundings and even have the chance of winning some money.

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Charlotte Beeching, PR Manager, Northern Racing