Season Opener Raceday Guide


14 May 2024

Welcome to your essential guide to our Season Opener!

We look forward to welcoming you to Brighton Racecourse for a day of exhilarating flat turf racing and live entertainment. We hope this guide gives you a good overview of all that's taking place today, and answers any questions you may have. 



Gates and concessions open – 2:40pm

Live music from Dicey Riley in the Silver Ring car park – from 2:40pm

Bear & Cider Festival in the Silver Ring car park – from 2:40pm

First race – 4:40pm

Last race – 7:50pm



Please allow extra time to travel to and from the racecourse. If travelling by car, there is plenty of free parking available onsite. 


Brighton Train Station is less than an hour from London and less than two miles away from the racecourse.


There is more detailed travel information here but please check local timetables and taxi services before departing.




We have a variety entertainment onsite at the Silver Ring Car Park including classic Irish & Country songs performed throughout the day Dicey Riley and local taprooms UnBarred Brewery & Loud Shirt Brewery serving a delicious variety of alcoholic beers and ciders. 

If the weather turns wet, the above entertainment will be relocated to the Grandstand & Paddock enclosure.



The forecast for Saturday is sunny intervals and a moderate breeze by early evening, with highs of 12 degrees (as of Wednesday 17th April). Please check the local forecast before departing and dress accordingly!



A range of bars and food outlets are available serving a variety of tasty food and refreshing drinks. A range of vegetarian and vegan food options will be available across the racecourse. Please be aware that no food, drink or picnics can be brought into the racecourse except in the case of a severe food allergy, in which case we ask you to contact us directly to arrange bringing in your own food.



We take security and safety very seriously. There will be a strong security presence and you will be subject to a bag search on arrival.


We ask all visitors not to leave bags unattended and to report anything suspicious to a member of staff.



Please remember, that all of food outlets and bars are card only but we advise you to also bring cash for betting purposes. There are no cash machines on site so please bear this in mind.

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