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.


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 Weaver
Advance Going
Good to firm
Current Weather
Light rain

Forecast: Light rain
Temperature: 8.8° - 19.1°
Rainfall: 1.41cm
Wind: 16.3 mph W

Last Update: 25/05/2019 17:00x

Upcoming races
Replays & Results
14:10 Haven Hopton Park Handicap (Str)
(Class 6) (1m 3y)
  • Winner: Sir Jamie 18/1
  • Jockey: Tom Marquand Trainer: A W Carroll
  • Owner: Mayden Stud
14:45 British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10)
(Class 3) (6f 3y)
  • Winner: Maxi Boy 11/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: R L Moore Trainer: M L W Bell
  • Owner: Amo Racing Limited
15:15 Grosvenor Casino Of Great Yarmouth Handicap
(Class 6) (1m 6f 17y)
  • Winner: The Resdev Way 9/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: Paula Muir Trainer: P A Kirby
  • Owner: Resdev
15:45 Lavish Hair Beauty Aesthetics Handicap
(Class 6) (1m 3f 104y)
  • Winner: Nasee 7/4 Fav
  • Jockey: S Donohoe Trainer: E F Vaughan
  • Owner: Mr Saeed Suhail
16:15 Palm Court Hotel Of Great Yarmouth Median Auction Maiden Stakes
(Class 5) (6f 3y)
  • Winner: Local History 6/4 Fav
  • Jockey: R L Moore Trainer: J Tate
  • Owner: Mr Saeed Manana
16:45 Norwich Office Furniture Handicap
(Class 4) (7f 3y)
  • Winner: Mubhij 3/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: Dane O'Neill Trainer: R Varian
  • Owner: Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum
17:15 Fat Larry's Burgers At Great Yarmouth Handicap
(Class 5) (1m 3y)
  • Winner: Casina di Notte 6/1
  • Jockey: Aaron Jones Trainer: M Botti
  • Owner: Mrs Lucie Botti

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Great Yarmouth Racecourse
Jellicoe Road
Great Yarmouth
NR30 4AU
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