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23rd Jan 2020

Welsh Wizard Williams Lands a Stunning Treble

Welsh Wizard Williams Lands a Stunning Treble 23rd January 2020

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Welsh trainer Christian Williams hit the headlines when taking the Welsh Grand National with Potters Corner under 17-year-old jockey Jack Tudor just after Christmas. And at Fakenham the pair struck again, with Williams training three winners on the day, two ridden by the teenager.   Williams completed his 45/1 treble when Cap Du Nord got […]

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22nd Jan 2020

Williams Leads the Pack Chasing Fakenham’s £15k Feature

Williams Leads the Pack Chasing Fakenham’s £15k Feature 22nd January 2020

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A competitive field of nine runners will line-up for the £15,000 feature at this tomorrow’s seven-race card at Fakenham.   The 2.35 pm Horsemen’s Group Handicap Chase over more than two-and-a-half-miles is worth more than £8,000 to the winner and it is possible to make a case for all those declared.   Venetia Williams’ horses […]

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17th Jan 2020

Welsh Trainers Looking to Bag More Fakenham Prize Money

Welsh Trainers Looking to Bag More Fakenham Prize Money 17th January 2020

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Welsh trainers love bringing horses to Fakenham and often make the long return trip with pockets bulging with prizemoney. The feature race on the north Norfolk course’s seven-race card on Thursday (January 23) is the 2.35 pm Horsemen’s Group Chase and Welsh trainers Evan Williams, Christian Williams and Peter Bowen have runners among the initial […]

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15th Jan 2020

Seventh Race Added to 23rd January Raceday

Seventh Race Added to 23rd January Raceday 15th January 2020

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Fakenham has been successful in getting an additional steeplechase race for the race meeting on 23rd January. It is a novice chase, class 4, which was due to have been run at Leicester but was lost because the meeting was abandoned. This means that there will now be seven races with the first race of […]

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12th Dec 2019

Ton up original entry for Fakenham’s Christmas raceday

Ton up original entry for Fakenham’s Christmas raceday 12th December 2019

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There are 100 initial entries for Fakenham Racecourse’s six-race Christmas raceday scheduled for Tuesday (December 17th).   The feature race of the day is the 1.40pm Sky Sports Racing Handicap Chase over two miles and five furlongs, a contest worth more than £16,000. Among the 12 entries are four last time out winners, Eureu Du […]

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19th Nov 2019

Home alone Imperial Aura kicks off chase career in great style

Home alone Imperial Aura kicks off chase career in great style 19th November 2019

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Imperial Aura produced an immaculate display of jumping on chase debut to finish alone in Fakenham’s feature race of its six-race card on Tuesday. The £16,000 Weatherby Beginners’ Chase over three miles saw trainer Kim Bailey’s six-year-old cruise home after his two rivals unseated the rider and pulled up respectively. Imperial Aura, third in the […]

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19th Nov 2019

Who’s betting against Imperial Aura being one of Fakenham’s shortest priced winners?

Who’s betting against Imperial Aura being one of Fakenham’s shortest priced winners?

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Fakenham could witness one of its shortest priced winners this afternoon in the £16,000 feature contest on the six-race card. The Weatherbys Racing Bank Beginners’ Chase at 2.40pm over three miles has attracted just three runners and the Kim Bailey trained Imperial Aura is likely to be sent off at around 1/20, under jockey David […]

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14th Nov 2019

Gold Standard Fakenham all set for a three-chase card

Gold Standard Fakenham all set for a three-chase card 14th November 2019

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Fakenham racecourse, basking in the glory of retaining the Racehorse Owners’ Association Gold Standard Award this week, stages its third meeting of the National Hunt season on Tuesday (November 19) with a six-race card featuring three chases.   David Hunter, the Clerk and Chief Executive of Fakenham Racecourse, said: “We are delighted and proud to […]

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30th Oct 2019

Cheers for Nube Negra as Skelton’s gelding looks a star in the making

Cheers for Nube Negra as Skelton’s gelding looks a star in the making 30th October 2019

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Nube Negra looked a potential star chaser to follow after taking the feature Greene King IPA Novices Chase very impressively at Fakenham.  The five-year-old gelding, ridden by Harry Skelton for brother Dan, produced an immaculate display, winning at 2/5. “That was really good. It’s a tight and difficult track for novices and he’s done the […]

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29th Oct 2019

Top trainer Henderson bids to top and tail Fakenham’s Greene King raceday

Top trainer Henderson bids to top and tail Fakenham’s Greene King raceday 29th October 2019

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Leading trainer Nicky Henderson and jockey Nico de Boinville bid to book-end this afternoon’s seven-race card at Fakenham. In the 1.10pm opener on Greene King race day, Henderson and de Boinville hold a favourite’s chance with Falco Blitz, a gelding second in two of his four hurdle contests. Last time he was runner-up at Newton […]

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