TIME TO PLACE YOUR BETS: BRIGHTON WELCOMES THE MARATHONBET FESTIVAL OF RACING A Look Back

Summertime wouldn’t be complete without a day at the races and few days out have the charm or the spectacular views of Brighton Racecourse – which dates back to 1783. It is the place to be this August, once again, for the three-day Marathonbet Festival of Racing, which will celebrate the 2nd year of an exciting partnership with the online bookmaker. This iconic venue will be teaming with racegoers all dressed to impress and looking for a win from 8th – 10th August.

Opening the Marathonbet Festival of Racing on Wednesday 8th August is the Marston’s Race Day featuring Brighton’s richest race – the Hobgoblin Brighton Mile. Thursday 9th August brings the hugely popular Ladies’ Day where the glamorous and stylish congregate; and closing the festival is the Festival Finale on Friday 10th August. Throughout this popular three-day event there will be music and entertainment, food trucks, vintage pop-up bars, a ladies’ lawn with a complimentary photobooth airstreamer, and, of course, seven exciting races each day to get your heart pumping.

It is planned to be the festival of the summer where over 15,000 people will attend, 1,500 bottles of prosecco are consumed, 1,000 bowls of fresh strawberries are served and 7,000 pairs of high heels will be cast aside by the end of the three days!

Executive Director of Brighton Racecourse, Paul Ellison, commented: “We welcome you to come and experience for yourself one of the friendliest racecourses in the UK. We have so much planned for the festival and can’t wait to make it the best one yet.”

Brighton Racecourse and Marathonbet will also be engaging with racing fans in the run-up to the festival with competitions to win prizes and tickets, so keep a look out on social media.

Tickets start at £18 across all three days. We have extended our hospitality packages this year to include fine dining in our luxury marquee across both Ladies’ Day on Thursday and Festival Finale on the Friday.


Absolute Sussex readers have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive luxury hospitality package for £101pp (rrp is £111) for either day (Thursday or Friday) with extensive tables booked already. This package is perfect for an exclusive summer networking event in Brighton and includes a table / places for the afternoon in our luxury marquee, admission to the Premier Enclosure, raceday programme, drinks reception, three-course lunch, half bottle of wine per person, host for the afternoon, tipster and entertainment. Just contact the hospitality team on 01273 5603580 to book your table today.

So pick your day, pick your outfit and pick your winner!

For more information or to buy tickets, please visit: www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk