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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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28th May 2019

National winner looks to return in a bid to double up on Jarrold Ladies Day

National winner looks to return in a bid to double up on Jarrold Ladies Day 28th May 2019

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Snellings Norfolk National winner Hepijeu may go for a big race double at Fakenham on Sunday when he bids to land the feature contest, the Jarrold Ladies Day Handicap Chase at 4.10pm.   There are 11 entries for the £10,600 to the winner race, named after Jarrold, the sponsors of the course’s final race day […]

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7th May 2019

Hot-shot Ciaran makes the trek worthwhile with a Norfolk National victory

Hot-shot Ciaran makes the trek worthwhile with a Norfolk National victory 7th May 2019

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Ciaran Gethings, the leading rider at Fakenham this season, scooped the course’s top race of the year, the Snellings Norfolk National when the Stuart Edmunds’ trained Hepijeu romped home by 17 lengths over the three and a half mile plus stamina test.   The valuable race, worth almost £20,000 to the winner, had drama throughout […]

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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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2nd May 2019

Emerald Rose looks set to defend his ‘National’ crown at Fakenham

Emerald Rose looks set to defend his ‘National’ crown at Fakenham 2nd May 2019

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Last year’s winner is among 22 entries for Fakenham racecourse’s longest race of the season on Tuesday, (May 7), the Snellings Norfolk National over three miles and five furlongs. Emerald Rose, trained by Julian Smith, will look to retain his national crown and repeat last year’s feat in the near £20,000 to the winner steeplechase. […]

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22nd Apr 2019

Jordan nails a top win to remember as Hammersly Lake triumphs

Jordan nails a top win to remember as Hammersly Lake triumphs 22nd April 2019

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Seven-pound claimer Jordan Nailor grabbed the biggest win of his career when 11/10 favourite Hammersly Lake won the £30,000 David Keith Memorial Veterans’ Handicap Chase on a sun-drenched Aldiss Easter Monday Raceday at Fakenham. Only three runners took their chance and when Exitas hit the fence in front of the stands, despite Tabitha Worsley’s brilliant […]

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21st Apr 2019

Bazarov could be Archie’s boy in Aldiss Hurdle at Fakenham’s Easter raceday

Bazarov could be Archie’s boy in Aldiss Hurdle at Fakenham’s Easter raceday 21st April 2019

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The first running of the Aldiss Furnishing Stores Handicap Hurdle has attracted a field of seven for this afternoon’s always popular Fakenham seven-race Easter meeting. The three-mile trip on the good ground should ensure a strong gallop and the race, at 4.05pm, could go to Bazarov under Brodie Hampson for trainer Archie Watson. Watson, based […]

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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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17th Apr 2019

Veterans line up for big money at Aldiss Easter Monday raceday at Fakenham

Veterans line up for big money at Aldiss Easter Monday raceday at Fakenham 17th April 2019

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A £30,000 three-mile handicap chase for veteran horses is the feature of Fakenham’s seven-race card on Easter Monday sponsored by Aldiss. The course’s most popular race day has attracted an original entry of 11 for the 3.30pm David Keith Memorial Veterans Handicap Chase, including Newmarket trainer Lucy Wadham’s Le Reve. A winner at both Sandown […]

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15th Mar 2019

Slice of Silver Cup good fortune completes a Bowen hat-trick

Slice of Silver Cup good fortune completes a Bowen hat-trick 15th March 2019

Events, Races, Charity, News

James Bowen, 18 last Tuesday, was the star of the show at Fakenham, taking the race of the season, the Fakenham Silver Cup, to compete a hat-trick of victories. Bowen, son of trainer Peter from Haverfordwest in Wales, was in superb style and completed his treble when grey gelding Thistimenextyear fortunately landed the £18,000 feature […]

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