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3rd Nov 2023

Abandoned racing on 1 November – Residents Raceday 3rd November 2023

Events, Races, Charity, News

We are deeply sorry we had to abandon Residents Raceday on 1 November after the first race. The torrential downpour substantially altered conditions on the track and for safety reasons the difficult decision was made to cancel the rest of the race card. Within our T&Cs, available on our website, it states that if we […]

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16th Oct 2023

5 Day Entries for Friday 20 October Sky Bet Raceday – posted 16th October 2023

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£30,000 CHASE THE HIGHLIGHT AS FAKENHAM OPENS ITS 2023/24 JUMPS SEASON And they’re off … or at least they will be on Friday (October 20) as Fakenham Racecourse welcomes all to the first National Hunt fixture of its 2023/24 season. The Sky Bet Raceday meeting consists of six races with the feature contest, the 4.53pm […]

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15th Oct 2020

Sky Sports Raceday 16th October – Preview of Fridays Card

Sky Sports Raceday 16th October – Preview of Fridays Card 15th October 2020

Events, Races, Charity, News

Fakenham Racecourse opens its 2020/21 National Hunt season on Friday with a seven-race card, backed by Sky Sports Racing, taking place behind closed doors due to Covid 19 restrictions. “It’s behind closed doors racing so absolutely no members of the public will be allowed onto the racecourse and people must not try turning up. They […]

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24th Sep 2020

Fakenham Racecourse makes Prize Money Commitment for Remainder of 2020 24th September 2020

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PRESS RELEASE – PRESS RELEASE – PRESS RELEASE Fakenham Racecourse makes Prize Money Commitment for Remainder of 2020 Despite the setbacks incurred by the Covid 19 pandemic, Fakenham Racecourse announces that it will contribute a minimum of £22,000 of its own money towards prize money on each of the five race days that remain in […]

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13th Mar 2020

Green And Gold Winning Habit Spreads To Fakenham As Burke Bags A Double

Green And Gold Winning Habit Spreads To Fakenham As Burke Bags A Double 13th March 2020

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The green and gold hoops of owner JP McManus swept the board at the Cheltenham Festival and also scored at Fakenham when grey gelding Onefortheroadtom made it a winning debut at the track for trainer Harry Fry.   Winning jockey Jonathan Burke sat quietly throughout the three-mile Prince Carlton Chase but took his chance to […]

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12th Mar 2020

Gold-Star Henderson Out To Plunder Fakenham’s Silver Cup

Gold-Star Henderson Out To Plunder Fakenham’s Silver Cup 12th March 2020

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Trainer Nicky Henderson has been among the Cheltenham Festival winners all week and tomorrow looks to add to his tally as well as landing the £20,000 feature on Fakenham’s six-race card.   Spectators will be able to watch the Cheltenham action, including the Gold Cup, on screens at the north Norfolk course which is staging […]

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10th Mar 2020

Entertainment Assured As Fakenham Goes Silver On Gold Cup Day

Entertainment Assured As Fakenham Goes Silver On Gold Cup Day 10th March 2020

Events, Races, Charity, News

Friday’s fixture at Fakenham is the newly-branded Country Food Trust Raceday and as well as the £20,000 Silver Cup Hurdle, punters will enjoy the Cheltenham Festival on the big screen and some pre-racing entertainment. There will be a gun dog display in front of the stands from 12.40 to 13.10pm. The first race from Cheltenham […]

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14th Feb 2020

Sun Shocker As King Swoops For A Valentines Day Double

Sun Shocker As King Swoops For A Valentines Day Double 14th February 2020

Events, Races, Charity, News

There was a major shock in the four-runner novice hurdle when 1/6 favourite Fix Sun was beaten by 8/1 chance Fraternel at Fakenham. Trainer Nicky Henderson’s Fix Sun, under Daryl Jacobs, was bidding for a hat-trick but a disastrous error three flights out saw the five-year-old almost hit the deck. Jacobs was able to sit […]

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13th Feb 2020

Top Trainer Henderson Sets Sights On A Valentine’s Treble

Top Trainer Henderson Sets Sights On A Valentine’s Treble 13th February 2020

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Five-times champion National Hunt trainer Nicky Henderson has hot favourites for three of the seven races on Friday’s racecard. Already boasting a hot strike rate at the north Norfolk course, Henderson is hoping to boost his tally with a treble at Valentine’s Day meeting.   Although just three go in the 2.10pm novice chase, it […]

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10th Feb 2020

Top Trainers Loving Their Chances at Fakenham’s Valentines Day Meeting

Top Trainers Loving Their Chances at Fakenham’s Valentines Day Meeting 10th February 2020

Events, Races, Charity, News

Leading trainers Nicky Henderson, Paul Nicholls, Colin Tizzard and Alan King are among those with runners in an initial entry of 105 horses for Fakenham’s Valentines Day meeting on Friday (February 14).   Feature is the 3.20pm Tim Barclay Memorial Chase in which King and Nicholls fancy their chances with Senior Citizen and Saintemillion respectively. […]

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