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1st Sep 2019

Fakenham Racecourse to Support Life-saving Charity After Racegoer Almost Died

Fakenham Racecourse to Support Life-saving Charity After Racegoer Almost Died 1st September 2019

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On Friday 18th October Fakenham Racecourse will start its season of National Hunt racing with the Sky Sports Racing raceday which is supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). The EAAA provide life-saving emergency medical support by helicopter all over the region, with 40% of its missions taking place in Norfolk. Earlier this year, at […]

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5th Aug 2019

Bumper Easter Helps Racing Attendances Flourish in H1

Bumper Easter Helps Racing Attendances Flourish in H1 5th August 2019

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* Total and average attendances for January to June 2019 rise 2% *Bumper Easter weekend sees over 100,000 enjoy a day at the races *Drive for advance sales continues to reap the reward with 6% increase *Attendance figures withstand the impact of the equine influenza outbreak   British Horseracing has welcomed the latest Levy Board […]

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19th Jul 2019

Fenlanders Chapter Harley Owners Group 27th East of England Rally at Fakenham Racecourse

Fenlanders Chapter Harley Owners Group 27th East of England Rally at Fakenham Racecourse 19th July 2019

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From the 25th to 28th July, returning to the excellent facilities at Fakenham Racecourse’s 4 Star touring caravan park, the Fenlanders Chapter of the Harley Davidson Owners Group are once again holding their annual Rally attracting hundreds of Harley motorcycle enthusiasts from across the UK, Europe and even further afield. The Harley Owners Group (HOG) […]

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11th Jul 2019

More than 80% of UK parents say cost prevents children from participating in outdoor activities

More than 80% of UK parents say cost prevents children from participating in outdoor activities 11th July 2019

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Parents want children to spend more time outdoors during the summer holidays and call for more cost-effective options. A new study has revealed that 83% of parents in the UK believe there aren’t enough low-cost activities available for children during the summer holidays, leading to more children spending fewer hours outside.   In research commissioned by […]

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6th May 2019

National attracts a dozen runners for Fakenham’s longest race of the season

National attracts a dozen runners for Fakenham’s longest race of the season 6th May 2019

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A dozen runners will take their chance when Fakenham’s longest race of the year, worth almost £20,000 to the winner, is the highlight of Tuesday’s Snellings Norfolk National six-race meeting. The Snellings Norfolk National is over three miles and five furlongs and has attracted a classy field, including last year’s winner, Emerald Rose for trainer […]

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18th Apr 2019

Fakenham Racecourse raises 21k for East Anglian Air Ambulance

Fakenham Racecourse raises 21k for East Anglian Air Ambulance 18th April 2019

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Fakenham Racecourse directors and staff took part in The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) challenging mud race ‘Only the Brave’ which took place at Elveden Estate, Norfolk on 7th April 2019. The team of nine participants an impressive total of £21,088.64 (plus gift aid) for EAAA.   In part, the inspiration for those taking part […]

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9th Feb 2019

Fakenham hoping ban is lifted before Friday’s scheduled seven-race meeting

Fakenham hoping ban is lifted before Friday’s scheduled seven-race meeting 9th February 2019

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Fakenham Racecourse will be hoping that the British Horseracing Authority lifts its current ban on racing in time for its scheduled meeting to take place on Friday. (February 15). No new cases of equine flu have been confirmed following tests of hundreds of horses, the BHA said on Saturday evening, but added there were more […]

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31st Dec 2018

Webber hoping to plunder Fakenham’s New Year’s Day spoils

Webber hoping to plunder Fakenham’s New Year’s Day spoils 31st December 2018

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Trainer Paul Webber from Banbury in Oxfordshire will be hoping his New Year’s Day journey to north Norfolk pays off this afternoon (Tuesday) when he holds three excellent chances in the final three contests on Fakenham’s hugely popular six-race card. Jockey Richie McLernon partners all three of Webber’s hopefuls starting with the J P McManus […]

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27th Dec 2018

Great Prospects for New Year’s Day Meeting

Great Prospects for New Year’s Day Meeting 27th December 2018

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Fakenham racecourse stages its hugely popular New Year’s Day six-race meeting on Tuesday with 19 initial entries for the near £15,000 feature handicap hurdle. The 1.55pm class three contest could see two recent winners at the north Norfolk course trying to double their tally. Ben Case has entered Kilbrew Boy, the six-year-old gelding having won […]

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20th Nov 2018

Olly Murphy celebrates a milestone moment with the 100th winner of his career

Olly Murphy celebrates a milestone moment with the 100th winner of his career 20th November 2018

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Olly Murphy celebrated a milestone moment at Fakenham on Tuesday after Mizen Master became the 100th winner of his career when finishing best of them all in the opening Racing Partnership Selling Handicap Hurdle.   Meeting the final flight of the two and a half mile contest on a good stride the 3-1 shot made […]

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