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
Future Fixtures
  • Tue 19 January 2021
  • Thu 28 January 2021
  • Fri 19 February 2021
  • Fri 19 March 2021
  • Mon 05 April 2021
  • Tue 04 May 2021
Current Going
Soft-heavy in places
Current Weather
Light rain

Forecast: Light rain
Temp: 9.6° - 10.8°
Rainfall: 0.76mm
Wind: 22.0 mph SW

Light rain

Forecast: Light rain
Temp: 4.4° - 10.6°
Rainfall: 3.18mm
Wind: 24.2 mph S

Last Update: 19/01/2021 07:00

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Replays & Results
12:25 Thorpland Maiden Hurdle
GBB Race
2m | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 14 ran
  • Winner: Sopat 5/1
  • Jockey: Kielan Woods Trainer: P W Middleton
  • Owner: Mr P W Middleton
12:55 Wells Next The Sea Novices' Handicap Chase
2m 5f | Class 5 | 5YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Zee Man 10/3 J2Fav
  • Jockey: Fergus Gregory Trainer: Olly Murphy
  • Owner: Geegeez Co Uk Om
13:25 Fakenham Racecourse Handicap Hurdle
2m 4f | Class 3 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Not A Role Model 4/1
  • Jockey: J Nailor Trainer: Sam Thomas
  • Owner: St Mamadasado
13:55 Racing Partnership Mares' Handicap Chase
2m 5f | Class 5 | 5YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Krujers Girl 5/1 J2Fav
  • Jockey: K Brogan Trainer: Johnny Farrelly
  • Owner: Mr C McNally
14:25 Happy New Year Handicap Hurdle
2m 7½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Pride Of Pemberley 12/1
  • Jockey: R T Dunne Trainer: N A Dunger
  • Owner: Mr N A Dunger
14:55 Visit attheraces.com Handicap Chase
3m 5f | Class 5 | 5YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Love The Leader 4/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: Mitchell Bastyan Trainer: Johnny Farrelly
  • Owner: Mr Johnny Farrelly
15:25 Norfolk Standard Open NH Flat Race
GBB Race
2m | Class 5 | 4YO to 6YO | 7 ran
  • Winner: Bill Baxter 8/1
  • Jockey: Mr Caoilin Quinn Trainer: W Greatrex
  • Owner: Glassex Holdings Ltd

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Fakenham Racecourse Ltd
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