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Brighton Racecourse is situated on Whitehawk Hill, around 1 mile away from the 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, and has a big screen TV which is used at all meetings for viewings of the races.
 
The highlight of the season though is the three day Brighton Festival in August, with the main event being the Brighton Mile Challenge Trophy Handicap.
Now part of Arena Racing Company (ARC), the site has become more than just a racecourse. Investing in our facilities has made it one of the leading venues in the south.
 
If you would like to know more about the history of the racecourse, you can read more detail on our History of Brighton Racecourse page.

If you would like further information, contact us on 01273 603580 or email info@brighton-racecourse.co.uk

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