Yarmouth Course Guide

The Norfolk venue hosts racing throughout the summer, with the highlight being the John Musker Fillies Stakes. Run over one mile and two furlongs and open to fillies aged three years and older, the listed event often attracts a sizable field – it is the highlight of Yarmouth’s three-day Eastern meeting.

The course at Yarmouth underwent extensive work in 2015 to level the home-straight and provide one of the best straight mile courses in the county.

A notable track for Maiden races, some exceptional horses have started their career at Yarmouth before going on to global stardom; seven-time Group 1-winning filly Ouija Board and Dubai World Cup Winner Dubai Millennium both won Yarmouth Maidens.

Flat Racing

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A narrow, left-handed, oval track, about thirteen furlongs in extent, with a run-in of five furlongs. There is a straight mile course. Apart from a slight fall just before the run-in, the track is perfectly flat, with sharpish bends. The straight was levelled to remove surface undulations and then resurfaced in 2015.

If the recent relaying work at Yarmouth restores the course to what it used to be, which is obviously the idea, it could be one of the best galloping tracks in Britain. Yes, it had developed ridges, hence the changes they’ve made, but it’s a lovely fair course. The home straight is big and long, giving jockeys plenty of time from the turn in, and, if it’s going to be even flatter than of old when the relaying is complete, you might just get a few hard-luck stories tight on the far rail. Otherwise, it’s beautiful to ride.

View from the saddle: Jason WeaverJason Weaver

Advance Going

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    good to firm in places

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Replays & Results

13:40 British EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10)

(Class 4) (6f 3y)
White, red sash, red and white striped cap (Mr Saeed Manana)
  • Winner: Foreseeable Future
  • Jockey: L Morris
  • Trainer: J Tate
  • Owner: Mr Saeed Manana

14:10 British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10)

(Class 4) (7f 3y)
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (M J Jooste & China Horse Club)
  • Winner: Willie John
  • Jockey: G Mosse
  • Trainer: W J Haggas
  • Owner: M J Jooste & China Horse Club

14:40 Paul Gill 70th Birthday Nursery

(Class 5) (7f 3y)
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)
  • Winner: Mutafarrid
  • Jockey: Jim Crowley
  • Trainer: Owen Burrows
  • Owner: Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum

15:10 British Stallion Studs EBF Beckford Stakes (Listed)

(Class 1) (1m 6f 17y)
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel (Al Shaqab Racing)
  • Winner: Aljezeera
  • Jockey: L Dettori
  • Trainer: L M Cumani
  • Owner: Al Shaqab Racing

15:40 Optimist Design Ltd Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 3f 104y)
Orange and yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, orange cap, yellow star (Mr D Simpson & Mrs E Burke)
  • Winner: Four Kingdoms
  • Jockey: Joey Haynes
  • Trainer: K R Burke
  • Owner: Mr D Simpson & Mrs E Burke

16:10 Haven Seashore Holiday Park Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 2f 23y)
Black and red (quartered), black sleeves, red seams, red cap (Broughton Thermal Insulation)
  • Winner: Broughtons Story
  • Jockey: Jack Osborn
  • Trainer: Henry Spiller
  • Owner: Broughton Thermal Insulation

16:40 Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club Mechants Gallop Handicap (Str) (Div 1)

(Class 6) (1m 3y)
Royal blue, yellow epaulets, royal blue sleeves, white armlets (Mr Andy Viner & Mr M Quinn)
  • Winner: Harlequin Rock
  • Jockey: F Norton
  • Trainer: M Quinn
  • Owner: Mr Andy Viner & Mr M Quinn

17:10 Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club Mechants Gallop Handicap (Str) (Div 2)

(Class 6) (1m 3y)
Red, white diamond and sleeves (The Dapper Partnership)
  • Winner: Kilbaha Lady
  • Jockey: Lewis Edmunds
  • Trainer: N Tinkler
  • Owner: The Dapper Partnership

17:40 Racing Welfare Handicap (Str)

(Class 5) (1m 3y)
Black, orange star, orange and black diabolo on sleeves, orange cap (Miss N Yarrow)
  • Winner: Blaze Of Hearts
  • Jockey: J F Egan
  • Trainer: D K Ivory
  • Owner: Miss N Yarrow
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Jellicoe Road
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