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9th Oct 2015

Nico can’t wait as Pistol whips the opposition

Nico can’t wait as Pistol whips the opposition 15th February 2019

Events, Races, Charity, News

Jockey Nico de Boinville jumped off champion trainer Nicky Henderson’s impressive winner Pistol Whipped and immediately announced he couldn’t wait until his horse went over the larger obstacles. Pistol Whipped, returned the 13/8 favourite, took the novice hurdle at sun-blessed Fakenham in some style and left his rider confident about his future. “He’s a classy […]

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9th Oct 2015

Double hopes for Williams and Bowen on Lycetts Race Day

Double hopes for Williams and Bowen on Lycetts Race Day 14th February 2019

Events, Races, Charity, News

Teenage jockey James Bowen and Glamorgan-based trainer Christian Williams are bidding for a double when racing returns to Fakenham this afternoon (Friday, February 15). The last two scheduled meetings at the racecourse have fallen victim to overnight frosts but there were no anticipated problems for today’s seven-race Lycetts Race Day card, starting at 1.40pm. Williams […]

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9th Oct 2015

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

Events, Races, Charity, News

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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9th Oct 2015

Severe frost scuppers Fakenham raceday

Severe frost scuppers Fakenham raceday 31st January 2019

Events, Races, Charity, News

A severe frost with overnight temperatures down in excess of minus six degrees saw the abandonment of Fakenham’s six-race meeting scheduled for this afternoon (Thursday, January 31st). An early morning inspection coupled with the forecast of temperatures reaching no higher than plus three today resulted in Chief Executive David Hunter making the same abandonment decision […]

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9th Oct 2015

Fingers crossed Fakenham can beat expected overnight frost

Fingers crossed Fakenham can beat expected overnight frost 30th January 2019

Events, Races, Charity, News

After losing last week’s meeting to the weather, Fakenham will be hoping the same does not happen when Thursday’s six-race card faces a 7am inspection before going ahead. Chief executive David Hunter announced the 7am inspection in view of the forecast for a cold Wednesday night. He said: “We had a cold night on Tuesday. […]

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9th Oct 2015

Fingers crossed as Fakenham plan for racing on Thursday

Fingers crossed as Fakenham plan for racing on Thursday 25th January 2019

Events, Races, Charity, News

Fakenham racecourse is hoping for better luck with the weather this Thursday (January 31) to quickly erase the memory of last Thursday’s abandonment due to heavy overnight frost in north Norfolk. Thursday’s six-race card starts at 1.45pm with the feature being the 3.50pm Pudding Norton Handicap Hurdle worth almost £14,000. At the entry stage, the […]

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9th Oct 2015

Classy field of six all go for glory in Fakenham feature

Classy field of six all go for glory in Fakenham feature 23rd January 2019

Events, Races, Charity, News

A classy field of six contest the £15,000 feature chase on a competitive six-race card at Fakenham this afternoon (Thursday, January 24). The 3.10pm contest sees 13-year-old Mendip Express favourite for trainer Philip Hobbs after winning at Sandown in December. David Maxwell takes the mount in a handicap in which all six hold chances. Sideways, […]

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9th Oct 2015

It’s a first for Ceara Be as impressive Gethings lands a New Year’s Day double

It’s a first for Ceara Be as impressive Gethings lands a New Year’s Day double 1st January 2019

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Six-year-old mare Ceara Be took the New Year’s Day honours at Fakenham when claiming her first hurdles success by landing the feature handicap hurdle worth almost £7,000 to the winner. Trained by Alex Hales, Ceara Be was ridden by Ciaran Gethings and stormed home at 5/1 to improve on her previous second place at Leicester […]

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9th Oct 2015

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

Events, Races, Charity, News

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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9th Oct 2015

Great Prospects for New Year’s Day Meeting

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

Events, Races, Charity, News

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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