Introduction to Fakenham Racecourse

Fakenham Racecourse, set in the heart of Norfolk's countryside, offers a charming and intimate racing experience. Established in 1905, this racecourse has become a beloved fixture in British horse racing, particularly known for its friendly atmosphere and close-knit racing community. Fakenham provides a unique and personal racing experience, where the thrill of jump racing meets the beauty and tranquility of rural Norfolk. It stands as a testament to the sport's enduring appeal, offering a day out that is as much about socializing and enjoying the surroundings as it is about the racing itself. One of the few courses in the country which is dog-friendly, too.

Contact Information and Official Website

For inquiries about race meetings, events, and facilities at Fakenham Racecourse, the following contact details and the official website are available:

Phone: 01328 862388


Official Website: Fakenham Racecourse

Course Description

Fakenham Racecourse features a left-handed, almost square track, known for its sharp bends and short straights, making it one of the more unique tracks in the UK. This configuration provides a distinctive challenge for jockeys and horses, emphasizing agility and strategy. Often considered a sharp track, in fact many races wind up being stamina-sapping tests as horses and riders can travel faster than optimal on this quirky course.

The racecourse exclusively hosts National Hunt races, with the Fakenham Silver Cup and the Easter Monday Meeting being notable fixtures in its calendar. The course's compact layout allows spectators to get close to the action, offering an immersive and engaging racing experience.

Facilities Overview

Fakenham Racecourse is equipped with a variety of facilities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable visit for all guests. Spectators can choose from a range of viewing areas, including the grandstand and more relaxed lawn spaces, perfect for picnics. The racecourse offers a selection of dining options, from casual fast food to more sophisticated catering services, satisfying a variety of tastes. Our recommendation is definitely to try the hog roast!

Betting opportunities are available throughout the venue, adding to the excitement of race day. Additionally, ample parking and accessible facilities are provided to accommodate all visitors.


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Top Fakenham Jockeys
Lilly Pinchin41822.2%
Harry Cobden41040.0%
Brian Hughes41428.6%
Charlie Hammond31421.4%
Gavin Sheehan31421.4%
Harry Skelton33100.0%
Sean Bowen2825.0%
Caoilin Quinn2922.2%
Ciaran O'Shea2366.7%
Bryony Frost2450.0%
Top Fakenham Trainers
J Owen62227.3%
D Skelton51435.7%
P Nicholls55100.0%
Mrs L Wadham41330.8%
Mrs S Humphrey41526.7%
C Williams31520.0%
O Murphy2633.3%
S Edmunds2922.2%
R Hobson2366.7%
B F Brookhouse1333.3%