Plumpton racecourse have announced some exciting plans for the coming year that will improve the quality of racing at our local track and benefit racegoers through improvements to facilities.
Due to the foresight and planning of the board of directors they have been able to secure a 37 per cent increase in prize money for 2013, which now means the course will be offering a total of £652,000 to owners across the year.
This is a significant achievement for the course executive as it bucks the trend of falling revenues for racecourses and the austerity measures that many are coping with in these difficult financial times. The Easter Racing Festival now has a total of £108,000 in prize money and will feature a new race in the form of the £25,000 Sussex Champion Hurdle that will be run on Easter Sunday.
A complete upgrading of the parade ring, winner’s enclosure and main entrance will take place during the summer and racegoers will experience the benefit these improvements at the September meeting, the first after the courses close season.
In addition, Plumpton have launched an initiative to attract new people to the sport and reward the loyalty of existing racegoers.
The Come Racing for £10 scheme will be available for meetings in February, March and November and recognises the importance of promoting horse racing in the increasingly competitive leisure market.
Plumpton’s Chief Executive Officer, Claire Sheppard, is excited about the course’s future: “Plumpton offers a great value day out and the new campaign will reward existing racegoers through the discounted prices and hopefully attract new customers,” she said.
Further details of this offer are available at www.plumptonracecourse.co.uk.
The Racecourse Director Adrian Pratt was also upbeat about the progress Plumpton is making: “The directors are delighted to announce the enhanced investment at Plumpton across both the facilities and prize money to enhance the race day experience of our customers and to support the racing industry. Our Chairman Peter Savill and I are committed to the future of the course and the important role it plays in the grass roots of jump racing.”