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

14:05 Racegoers' Club 50th Anniversary Conditional Jockeys' Selling Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 3y)
Light blue, red chevrons, yellow sleeves and cap (Neil Mulholland Racing Club)
  • Winner: Collodi
  • Jockey: Harry Reed
  • Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Owner: Neil Mulholland Racing Club

14:35 Breeders' Cup Exclusively Live On At The Races Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 4f 1y)
White, purple spots, purple sleeves, white spots (A Whyte, J Bone, D Nott & B Smith)
  • Winner: Canyon City
  • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson
  • Trainer: N B King
  • Owner: A Whyte, J Bone, D Nott & B Smith

15:10 Download The Free At The Races App Novices' Chase

(Class 3) (3m 38y)
Royal blue, pink star, pink sleeves, royal blue stars, pink cap, royal blue star (Mr J Perriss)
  • Winner: Rocky's Treasure
  • Jockey: David Bass
  • Trainer: K C Bailey
  • Owner: Mr J Perriss

15:40 Follow At The Races On Twitter Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3y)
Light blue and red stripes, red cap (Mr G F Chesneaux & Mr Nick Littmoden)
  • Winner: Fearsome
  • Jockey: Jack Quinlan
  • Trainer: N P Littmoden
  • Owner: Mr G F Chesneaux & Mr Nick Littmoden

16:10 Sky Sports Racing Launching January 2019 Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (3m 38y)
Royal blue, dark green sleeves and cap (Mr Alan Halsall)
  • Winner: Midnight Shot
  • Jockey: J J Burke
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Owner: Mr Alan Halsall

16:45 Watch Today's Race Replays On Attheraces.com Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 4f 1y)
Light green and red stripes, black cap (The Movie Legend Partnership)
  • Winner: Movie Legend
  • Jockey: Maxime Tissier
  • Trainer: Mrs L Wadham
  • Owner: The Movie Legend Partnership
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