Plumpton celebrated their 140th birthday in style, marking a legacy steeped in history, writes Emily Gailey.

It is remarkable to think that the track, with its beautiful views over the South Downs, has witnessed 140 years of thrilling racing and memorable moments.

The celebrations continued for the Strong Flavours Raceday, with six brilliant races.

The first race, the Tie The Knot Wedding Catering Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle was won by San Pedro and Freddie Gordon for Chris Gordon and owners the Rockbourne Partnership.

Alto Alto battled out to the line for Rex Dingle and Chris Gordon in the Strong Flavours Catering Handicap Steeple Chase, providing Chris Gordons 97th career win at Plumpton and a double by race two.

Harry Cobden continued his hot streak riding Lario to victory in the Structured Communications Maiden Hurdle for Anthony Charlton and owners Honestly Racing.

Despite a mistake at the last, Kotmask and Caoilin Quinn won The Big Sprat Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase for Gary Moore and Aura Racing.

The Mayo Wynne Baxter Handicap Hurdle has been won by an unchallenged Colours on Canvas and Sam Twiston-Davies for trainers Jim and Suzi Best, owned by Mr J Daniels.

It was a second career win over hurdles for Majestic Jameela as she stormed up the run in for Stuart Edmunds and owners Stuart Edmunds Racing Club.

Racing continues at Plumpton on the February 26 for the Jamie’s Farm Raceday.