South East England has a range of breathtaking racecourses among the best in the UK that showcase top quality horse racing and family fun events throughout the year.
The UK horse racing schedule is one of the busiest on the sporting calendar with race days taking place almost every day attracting an ever growing audience from punters looking to beat the bookmakers to families after unique days out.
And it's not always about the sport itself. The beautiful surroundings offered by racecourses are widely appreciated by those who enjoy the great outdoors and make a stunning backdrop to the day's racing.
Newbury & Ascot Racecourses
Berkshire is home to prestigious racing at Newbury with the Hennessy Gold Cup being the highlight of 28 days of flat and jump codes of racing. Away from the horse racing, the course offers excellent facilities for conferences, events and hospitality.
The county also boasts Ascot as one of England's oldest rarecourses dating back over 300 years and features a flat and jump course. The highlight of the year is Royal Ascot in June with five days of tradition, pageantry and style. Royal Ascot attracts a number of high profile faces including the Queen with the Royal Family's links to Ascot dating back to the racecourse being founded by Queen Anne in 1711.
Fontwell Park & Plumpton Racecourse
Located in West Sussex, Fontwell Park racecourse offers a selection of jump racing throughout the year that usually attracts some of the leading jockeys and horses in the industry. It features the only figure-of-eight chase course in the UK and an oval hurdles course. Keep an eye out for concerts, firework displays and exhibitions at this versatile venue.
Plumpton Racecourse is located in East Sussex the course not only offers jump racing, but provides some of the most pictureesque views of a sporting venue in the UK. A range of hospitality packages are also on offer and Plumpton is one of the most unique and memorable wedding venues in Sussex.
In addition to the world famous Qatar Goodwood Festival, there are 14 days of high-class racing at Goodwood, where the colour, excitement and spectacle of seeing racehorses and jockeys close up is more than match by the racecourse’s spectacular setting in the heart of the Sussex Downs.
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