They first ran horseraces at Fakenham in 1905, and in some ways it doesn't seem that the course has changed much since then. It is based in Norfolk, and is very much a backwater racecourse. Somewhere to go when you are on holiday nearby but not to make a special journey to visit.
Fakenham Racecourse

Key Characteristics

Fakenham racecourse is a very sharp track, with lots of undulations it very much suits the handy, front-running horse and is unsuitable for an out and out galloper. The left-handed, square-shaped track has a circuit of a mile and a run-in of 250 yards. There are six fences to a circuit and, probably on account of most races being well run, the course takes more jumping than most racecourses which host similar low level races.

Course Summary

Tight and undulating left handed track with a short run-in.

Difficulty of Fences

Quite Difficult.

Similar Courses, where form should be replicated

Cartmel, Catterick, Plumpton, Sedgfield.

Course map

Fakenham Racecourse Map