Fakenham Course Guide

National Hunt racing has taken place at Fakenham since 1905 and the course hosts action throughout the winter. The highlight of the season is the Fakenham Silver Cup, which is a class three handicap hurdle ran over two miles, that takes place during their Spring National Hunt meeting in March.

The Prince of Wales is Patron of Fakenham racecourse and officially opened a new £1million Members’ Stand in 2002, which is named after His Royal Highness. Her Majesty the Queen’s horse Gold Award won a Bumper at Fakenham on his first start before running in the 2008 Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival.

Jumps Racing

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Left handed, very sharp, with a short run-in on both courses. The tightest jumps track in the country and, in theory, ideal for handy, front-running types as opposed to long-striding gallopers, though underfoot conditions are usually more testing than advertised and races often strongly-run, too, resulting in the emphasis being much more on stamina than might be expected. As a result, there is a fairly high proportion of casualties over fences for a minor track.

Plenty of people think of Fakenham as being a very sharp track and, to some extent, that’s true. It is sharp, there’s no doubt about that, but you still need a horse who gets the trip really well. As a jockey, you find that being on a quick jumper makes an awful lot of difference, because if you’re on one that takes a bit of time in the air, you’re always playing catch-up. The price you pay for going too fast, on the other hand, is that you find it’s a long way home. Ideally, I always liked to sit and bide my time.

View from the saddle: Mick FitzgeraldMick Fitzgerald

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Replays & Results

14:15 Dunton Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3y)
Black, orange star (Mr Craig Buckingham)
  • Winner: Ashkoul
  • Jockey: Fergus Gregory
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Mr Craig Buckingham

14:50 Snellings Norfolk National Tuesday 8th May Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 5f 44y)
Royal blue, emerald green disc, quartered cap (Mrs Susan Carsberg)
  • Winner: Global Domination
  • Jockey: Sean Bowen
  • Trainer: Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • Owner: Mrs Susan Carsberg

15:25 Jarrold Ladies Raceday Fakenham Sunday 3rd June Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3y)
Royal blue, white hoops, maroon sleeves and cap (McNeill Family)
  • Winner: Act Of Valour
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Owner: McNeill Family

16:00 At The Races Handicap Hurdle

(Class 3) (2m 4f 1y)
Dark blue, pink chevron, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, pink cap, dark blue star (Miss Emma Collins)
  • Winner: Le Breuil
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville
  • Trainer: Ben Pauling
  • Owner: Miss Emma Collins

16:35 Racing Partnership Novices' Chase

(Class 4) (3m 38y)
Royal blue, large red spots, red sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue and red hooped cap (Cracker And Smodge Partnership)
  • Winner: Step Back
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville
  • Trainer: M Bradstock
  • Owner: Cracker And Smodge Partnership

17:10 David Keith Memorial Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (2m 5f 44y)
Black, orange hoop (Oi Digital Limited)
  • Winner: Templehills
  • Jockey: D A Jacob
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Owner: Oi Digital Limited

17:40 Little Snoring Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 5) (2m 3y)
Dark blue and white diabolo, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap, red star (Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Pott)
  • Winner: Before Midnight
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Pott
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