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

14:20 Pedlars Hall Cafe Double Bubble Breakfast Novices' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 7f 95y)
Yellow, dark green star, dark green cap (Mr C R P Williams)
  • Winner: Fifty Shades
  • Jockey: James Bowen
  • Trainer: Christian Williams
  • Owner: Mr C R P Williams

14:50 Jarrold Ladies Day Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (3m 38y)
Yellow, red braces, red sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow and red hooped cap (D Nott, P Beadles, R Clarke)
  • Winner: Princeton Royale
  • Jockey: Mr J Andrews
  • Trainer: N B King
  • Owner: D Nott, P Beadles, R Clarke

15:25 Britbet Coming Soon Maiden Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3y)
Black, pink spots, pink sleeves, black spots and cap (Ladies In Racing)
  • Winner: Yensir
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: Olly Murphy
  • Owner: Ladies In Racing

15:55 Wordingham Plant Hire Limited Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 59y)
White, light blue spots, white sleeves, light blue cap, white spots (Mr J David Abell)
  • Winner: Master Of Finance
  • Jockey: Maxime Tissier
  • Trainer: Mrs L Wadham
  • Owner: Mr J David Abell

16:25 Aylsham Show - August Bank Holiday Handicap Hurdle (For Lady Amateur Riders)

(Class 5) (2m 4f 1y)
Maroon, grey armlets, grey cap (Mr David Brownlow)
  • Winner: Havisham
  • Jockey: Miss Page Fuller
  • Trainer: Jamie Snowden
  • Owner: Mr David Brownlow

16:55 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (3m 38y)
Dark blue, pink star, hooped sleeves and star on cap (Miss Caroline Fryer)
  • Winner: Midnight Bliss
  • Jockey: Bryony Frost
  • Trainer: Miss C Fryer
  • Owner: Miss Caroline Fryer
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