Plumpton is heading for its richest raceday in the track’s 132 history. It is delighted to have been able to reschedule the At The Races Sussex National to Easter Sunday, March 27, whent he Sussex National will join The Totepool Sussex Champion Hurdle for an Easter Bonanza.
Kate Hills, Chief Executive Officer for the Sussex course said:“We are very pleased that we are able to reschedule the At The Races Sussex National, one of our main highlights of the season, to our Totepool Easter Festival to be held on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, March 27 and 28.
” Easter Sunday is the earliest it could be fitted in to the overall racing calendar and we are grateful to the BHA for their assistance in rearranging this popular race.”
“It is also good news for our partners At The Races, long term sponsors of the Sussex National. Totepool, Easter Festival headline sponsors, have welcomed the race as part of their Sussex Champion Hurdle Day.”
Adam Smith, Totepool Racecourse Marketing and Sponsorship Executive said, “Its great news such a good race has been rescheduled. We’re very happy to accommodate this as part of the Totepool Easter Festival, it should create a real buzz around the two big races.”
Kate Hills added, “With the two special feature races, Easter Sunday will become Plumpton’s richest raceday ever with nearly £80K in prize money which amounts to £131K over the two day Easter Festival”.
One of the most compact, perfectly formed privately owned National Hunt racecourses in Britain, Plumpton is an undulating, tightish left-handed circuit of just over a mile. The hurdle course is positioned on the outside of the chase course and both share the same uphill finish.
The course is adjacent to Plumpton railway station, served by trains from London Victoria to Lewes, which makes it a convenient day trip from London. Extra trains are sometimes run on race days. A full list of events at Plumpton can be found here: http://plumptonracecourse.co.uk/tickets/