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

Fakenham Jumps RacingTimeform

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

Advance Going

  • Soft
    heavy in places

Current Weather

Forecast: Heavy sleet

Temperature: 1.7° - 2.7°

Rainfall: 7.52cm

Wind: 16.2mph SE

Last Update: 21/01/2018 07:00

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: 2.1° - 8.0°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 10.1mph SW

Last Update: 21/01/2018 07:00

Replays & Results

12:45 Daisy Mason Selling Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 4f 1y)
Red and white (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr F A Clegg)
  • Winner: Ascendant
  • Jockey: Patrick Cowley
  • Trainer: Johnny Farrelly
  • Owner: Mr F A Clegg

13:20 Fakenham Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (2m 5f 44y)
Dark blue, yellow cross of lorraine, red sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star (The Ridgeway Racing For Fun Partnershi)
  • Winner: Little Windmill
  • Jockey: Mr J Andrews
  • Trainer: N B King
  • Owner: The Ridgeway Racing For Fun Partnershi

13:55 North Norfolk Handicap Hurdle

(Class 3) (2m 4f 1y)
Pink, light blue epaulets and sleeves (Mr R B Holt)
  • Winner: Artifice Sivola
  • Jockey: Maxime Tissier
  • Trainer: Mrs L Wadham
  • Owner: Mr R B Holt

14:30 Happy New Year Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 7f 95y)
Dark blue, light blue and white hooped sleeves, light blue cap (Elphick's Hardy Hubbard Banks)
  • Winner: More Than Luck
  • Jockey: David England
  • Trainer: Olly Murphy
  • Owner: Elphick's Hardy Hubbard Banks

15:05 Independent Racecourses Ltd. Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 5f 44y)
Maroon, maroon and light blue check sleeves and cap (Ready Steady Go)
  • Winner: Mullaghboy
  • Jockey: C Poste
  • Trainer: Olly Murphy
  • Owner: Ready Steady Go

15:40 Fakenham Racecourse Annual Members Maiden Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3y)
Purple, pink and white striped sleeves, pink cap (Mrs Samantha England)
  • Winner: The Linksman
  • Jockey: Jonathan England
  • Trainer: Sam Drake
  • Owner: Mrs Samantha England
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