What's On

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Christmas Meeting

Tue 01 Jan 2019

New Year's Day

Head to Fakenham for one of the biggest race meetings on New Year's Day for a day full of excitement and thrills of racing with plenty to do and see for the family members of all ages!

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Thursday 24th January

Fri 15 Feb 2019

Lycetts Raceday

Mon 04 Mar 2019

Monday 4th March

Fri 15 Mar 2019

Totepool Silver Cup Day

Mon 22 Apr 2019

Easter Monday


Head to Fakenham for one of the biggest race meetings on Easter Monday for a day full of excitement and thrills of racing with plenty to do and see for the family members of all ages!

Tue 07 May 2019

Snellings Norfolk National

Featured Event
Sun 02 Jun 2019

JARROLD Ladies Day

Featured Event
Fri 18 Oct 2019

At The Races Raceday

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Greene King Raceday

Tue 19 Nov 2019

Tuesday 19th November

Tue 17 Dec 2019

Christmas Meeting

The Racecourse, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7NY
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

By Train

Closest train stations to the racecourse are Kings Lynn (20m) and Norwich (25).

Bus

Bus Route from Norwich to Fakenham is the X29 Bus Route from Kings Lynn to Fakenham is the X8

By Road

The Racecourse is 1 mile South of town on the B1146 (East Dereham road). On Racedays follow the AA Yellow Signs that will direct you towards the designated access into the racecourse. PLEASE NOTE: Sat-Navs may direct you to the wrong entrance. For the Pudding Norton Entrance please use the postcode NR21 7NA and for the Town Centre / Jewsons Entrance please use NR21 7NY.

Dress Codes

What to wear

Fakenham Racecourse does not have a dress code policy but smart casual attire is recommended. As racing predominantly takes place in winter months it is advised that you dress to be warm and comfortable – suitably attired to cope with all weathers. Gentlemen usually wear a suit or a jacket in the members enclosure or any other hospitality areas. Ladies are encouraged to dress for the weather – ensure that you are warm and comfortable while you enjoy a spot of racing. There are many grass areas at the Racecourse, so please be cautious with stiletto heels if it is wet. On Ladies Day it is advised to dress for the occasion with suit & a tie for gentlemen and smart dresses for the ladies.

Racecourse Information

The History

Fakenham racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Fakenham, Norfolk, England.Racing first took place at Fakenham on Easter Monday after the West Norfolk Hunt took a committee decision to transfer their race meeting from East Winch, near King’s Lynn. This first meeting in 1905 attracted 37 runners and considering the travelling difficulties in those days, confirmed the excellent local support for the transfer to Fakenham. Just the one meeting per year was held on Easter Monday with racing continuing every year except for enforced breaks during war years. Today the course is left-handed, almost square in shape, with a circumference of about a mile. The steeplechase course is situated to the outside of the hurdle course and consists of six fences per circuit, with the open ditch as the penultimate obstacle.