Don’t miss Plumpton’s Pompadour Raceday

POMPADOUR Raceday at Plumpton is scheduled for Monday November 19 when seven competitive races take place in a fine atmosphere. It also marks the start of the Plumpton Racecourse Cheltenham Bonus Series.

Pompadour Raceday celebrates the twinning of Plumpton Racecourse with Pompadour Racecourse in the Limousin region of France. Racing has occurred at both Plumpton and Pompadour since the 1800’s and both courses attract racing’s stars of the future and top jockeys and trainers.

This day is also where the Plumpton Racecourse Cheltenham Bonus Series starts. This offers the connections of a horse that wins one of five nominated Novices Chases in the series at Plumpton the opportunity to scoop a valuable £60,000 cash bonus, if they go on to win any steeple chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

Competitive racing expected at Plumpton
Photo: Jeannie Knight

Only Voy Por Ustedes has ever managed to do win this in 2006 and so will the 2018/19 season end the wait for a successor?

A Festive Fun Raceday follows on Monday December 3, with live music, the festive spirit and racing it is the perfect day to bring the team or family to Plumpton.

The quality was not lacking last year when Jester Jet was a ready winner of the Class 3 Mares’ handicap before landing a Grade 3 race at the Aintree Festival, and Frank N Fair landing the Tysers Handicap Chase  – a local favourite.

The racecourse will be buzzing for the Christmas Raceday, with some great offerings available while watching some top quality racing in the heart of Sussex.

With more than £50k of prize money on offer, trainers and horses come from afar to try and get one final win at Plumpton before the year comes to a close. Course favourite, and locally trained by Zoe Davison, Frank N Fair did just this when winning twice in December 2017. Will they be back again?

The momentum follows in the New Year with Sunday January 6 featuring the Sky Sports Racing Sussex National Raceday.

What better way to start 2019 by joining everyone at Plumpton for this Sky Sports Racing Sussex National on Sunday January 6. This is a flagship fixture with more than £80,000 prize money on offer and the big race itself being worth more than £35,000, and sure to attract an impressive turn out of runners.

Vinnie Lewis and Harry Bannister on their way to Sussex National victory  in 2018       Photo: John Simpson

This year this key race was won by Vinnie Lewis (IRE), ridden by Harry Bannister and trained by Harry Whittington, sent off as 7/2 favourite. Who will be the 2019 winner?

Contact to buy tickets for all these Racedays.


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