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Guide to Brighton Racecourse

Brighton is located on the South Coast, about 30 miles virtually due south of Gatwick Airport and has around 20 race days a year from April through to September.

Type of Racing at Brighton: Flat Racing Only.

Brighton Highlights: There is a Class 3 Fillies Handicap in early May and the Brighton Festival held over three days in August features the Brighton Mile Challenge Trophy Handicap. 

TV Channel: Sky Sports Racing

Bookmaker Streaming Services Available from Bet 365, Betfair, Coral and Unibet. 

* All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Brighton

Brighton Outright Favourite Statistics

  • Flat Handicaps: 133-403 (33%) -33.38
  • Flat Non-Handicaps: 44-92 (48%) -8.62

Brighton Racecourse Map

Left-handed, undulating 12-furlong horseshoe-shaped. The first 4 furlongs are uphill, the home straight is downhill for a long way with a two-furlong climb to the winning post. 

Brighton Racecourse Address: Freshfield Rd, Brighton BN2 9XZ

Brighton Telephone Number: 01273 603580

To buy tickets for a race day at Brighton, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

Brighton Flat Racecourse Map
Brighton Flat Racecourse Map

How to Bet at Brighton

This idiosyncratic track is undulating with many bends, a downhill section and a testing uphill finish to the line. The adverse camber hampers horses going at 35 mph as forward motion is negated as runners slope towards the rail.

The gradients make it a good track for the handy type of horse, but they can run out of gas if ridden too enterprisingly as they meet the uphill finish where jockeys can be caught out by the steepness of the final 2 furlongs. Due to the nature of the track, course specialists do very well here.

Big horses tend to struggle on the track as you need balance around the turns and the camber. Horses that have run well at Goodwood, Bath, and Epsom should be noted as these courses are similar in many ways to Brighton.

You often see trainers running their horses at Bath, Brighton and then back to Bath during the summer months, especially when the going is good or good to firm. The grade of racing at Brighton and Bath tends to be similar.

Being on the Sussex Downs overlooking the town and the English Channel, many a meeting starts in glorious sunshine before being rendered invisible for the racegoer or television watcher, because of this misty fog coming in from the sea. Betting in running at Brighton can be hazardous to your wallet when the fog comes in, If the racecourse commentator cannot distinguish which horse is leading, then it would be wise for us punters to give the race a wide berth.

When the ground is soft you often witness horses brought to the stands rail, (nearest to the crowd) to dissipate the camber, which slopes towards the inside of the course, as they look to find a stretch of grassless affected by the soft conditions.

How to Use the Brighton Tips

For each race day at Brighton, you will find each race listed above, if there is currently nothing listed then there is no scheduled meeting, head over to the main Racing Predictions page for picks from other courses with races today.

When there is a race day, each race listed will highlight the runner who has received the most picks from the OLBG racing tipsters.

Along with that runner will be the current odds, the number of tips supporting the runner as well as the percentage of tips from the race which the runner has received.

If there are any runners listed above you want to bet on, use the 'Add' to betslip option for the runners you wish to back.

You can then see which bookmaker is offering the best odds for the selections in your betslip, select this bookie and your betslip will be transferred over to their site where you can then place your bet.

If you wish to view a race in more detail, click on the race name and the race page will be loaded, on there, you can view every runner, and how many tips each runner has as well as read any comments which have been left on the race from the tipsters.

Brighton Draw Bias

When breaking Brighton down into trips you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the best LSP, that would be stall 7 over a trip of 1m which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of +103.86. When breaking Brighton down into trips you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the worst LSP, that would be stall 3 over a trip of 1m which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of -64.16.

Here we have the draw bias for Brighton taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

  • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
  • Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
  • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve-runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

Brighton Jockey & Trainer Statistics

Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Brighton?

A W Carroll is the leading trainer here at Brighton with fifty-four winners but you would have recorded a loss if you backed all of their runners whilst following Eve Johnson Houghton would have returned the most winners (twenty-one) from a profitable trainer. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which trainer is best to follow at Brighton and that would be Robyn Brisland who shows the best eachway LSP which is +22.97 thanks to their nineteen placings (seven winners). The trainer with the worst record at Brighton based on LSP is A W Carroll who has only a 12% strike rate with fifty-four winners from four hundred fifty-six runners who have returned an LSP of -131.65.

With a total number of twenty-three winners at Brighton, Darragh Keenan leads the way for winners from jockeys who have shown a profit (+64.11) for all of their rides at Brighton. If you are looking for a jockey to follow in the eachway market then it is Tom Marquand who leads the way at Brighton, they have had a total of thirty-seven placings which includes twenty-one winners over the previous five for an eachway LSP of +73.61. A total of eleven winners from one hundred fourteen rides at Brighton has William Carson at the wrong end of the jockeys' list with their 10% strike rate and worst LSP of -69.61.

Brighton Picks & Hints

Here are some factors at Brighton for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

  • 7-15 (47%) +30.86 - Backing M P Tregoning runners when in a Handicap race
  • 9-19 (47%) +30.70 - Backing Marco Ghiani rides when on horses aged 4yo
  • 8-17 (47%) +28.00 - Backing Rossa Ryan rides when on horses aged 3yo
  • 6-13 (46%) +24.20 - Backing Tom Marquand rides when over a trip of 1m2f
  • 6-9 (67%) +24.95 - Backing Saffie Osborne rides when on horses aged 4yo

Brighton Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Brighton based on the number of winners:

  • 10 Wins: George Baker & Pat Cosgrave
  • 9 Wins: A W Carroll & Mollie Phillips
  • 9 Wins: A W Carroll & Jason Watson
  • 9 Wins: J Gallagher & Darragh Keenan
  • 9 Wins: Eve Johnson Houghton & Charles Bishop

Brighton Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

Eve Johnson Houghton94-21-37+32.59+3.11
S C Williams66-15-22+18.28+2.15
George Boughey39-10-16+4.50+1.90
John Butler66-9-30+1.10+3.35
Mike Murphy31-8-12+6.00+2.24
M P Tregoning21-8-12+34.36+17.89
Robyn Brisland69-7-19+31.50+22.97
Roger Varian20-7-11+6.49+2.80
W J Haggas10-7-9+11.49+6.10
W B Stone26-6-13+0.38+0.44

Brighton Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

Darragh Keenan157-23-56+64.11+32.78
Tom Marquand92-21-37+128.71+73.61
Hollie Doyle92-21-39+2.69-10.57
Saffie Osborne63-15-32+27.58+17.06
Rossa Ryan49-15-22+39.95+23.90
T P Queally63-12-23+21.25+10.02
Charles Bishop78-11-21+47.41+13.36
Nicola Currie38-9-17+10.58+6.02
R Dawson38-8-14+13.50+8.02
Oisin Murphy31-8-17+1.16-6.33

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Brighton Racecourse which includes the favourite statistics, draw bias and the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using results from HorseRaceBase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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