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.


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 Fitzgerald
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Replays & Results
14:25 Stibbard Handicap Hurdle
2m 7½f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 4 ran
  • Winner: West To Crossgales 3/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: R Johnson Trainer: C T Pogson
  • Owner: Pete & Pauline Wordingham & Partner
15:00 Longwater Construction Supplies Novices' Handicap Chase
2m ½f | Class 4 | 5YO plus | 4 ran
  • Winner: Regulation 7/2
  • Jockey: Bryony Frost Trainer: N B King
  • Owner: The Ridgeway Racing For Fun Partnershi
15:35 Wordingham Plant Hire Ltd Maiden Hurdle
2m | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Yccs Portocervo 9/1
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Owner: Mrs M C Litton&Mrs F D McInnes Skinner
16:10 Jarrold Ladies Day Handicap Chase
3m | Class 3 | 5YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Hepijeu 5/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: C Gethings Trainer: Stuart Edmunds
  • Owner: Mr D & Mrs H Woodhall
16:45 Aylsham Show - August Bank Holiday Monday Lady Riders' Handicap Hurdle
For Lady Amateurs
2m 4f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: Cottonvale 11/8 Fav
  • Jockey: Miss Isabel Williams Trainer: Christian Williams
  • Owner: Chiefs And A Dragon
17:20 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards
For The Prince Of Wales Cup | Novices' Handicap Chase
3m | Class 4 | 5YO plus | 4 ran
  • Winner: Max Do Brazil 15/8 JFav
  • Jockey: T Scudamore Trainer: D Pipe
  • Owner: Professor Caroline Tisdall & Bryan Dre

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Fakenham Racecourse Ltd
The Racecourse
NR21 7NY
01328 862388
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