Plumpton is one of the smaller National Hunt Racecourses. The train station which is adjacent to the racecourse has hourly connections to and from London, meaning it is very easily accessed. Plumpton is the location for the Sussex National, which takes place in January.
When the racecourse opened in 1884, a horse called Cowslip was the first ever winner who ended up winning for a second time on the same day. Plumpton also goes down in the record books as the location AP McCoy managed to grab his 3000th winner.