Fakenham Racecourse is a National Hunt racecourse operating out of Norfolk. The official patron of the racecourse is the Prince of Wales. Racing fans can access a Fakenham races live stream to watch all races as they happen.
What’s more, no subscription fees are necessary. Read on for how to get access to every horse race live from the Fakenham racecourse.
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Fakenham Upcoming Live Streamed Races
|09 FEB 2022||13:52||Pudding Norton Novices' Handicap Hurdle (gbb Race)||4||2m 4f 1y|
|09 FEB 2022||14:22||Toftrees Maiden Hurdle (novices' Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (gbb Race)||3||2m 3y|
|09 FEB 2022||14:52||Shereford Novices' Handicap Chase||5||2m 5f 44y|
|09 FEB 2022||15:22||Colkirk Handicap Chase (fakenham Double Up Bonus Race)||5||2m 59y|
|09 FEB 2022||15:52||Coxford Mares' Handicap Hurdle||5||2m 7f 95y|
|09 FEB 2022||16:25||Little Snoring Handicap Hurdle (fakenham Double Up Bonus Race)||3||2m 7f 95y|
The course is situated on the outskirts of the town of Fakenham, around 25 miles north of Norwich and 20 miles east of King’s Lynn.
It plays home to a feature of key meetings in the racing calendar; Thes include the Sky Sports Racing Day and the Greene King Race day. It provides a friendly and casual atmosphere for guests and families of all ages. There are 12 meetings a year held between October and June.
Racing has been taking place at Fakenham since the West Norfolk Hunt was relocated from King’s Lynn to Fakenham. The race had previously been running at East Winch in King’s Lynn; However, it was relocated to Fakenham in 1905 to adapt for lighter ground that was more suitable at Fakenham.
Given contemporary travel issues, a race with 37 runners proved ultimately successful for the course. The West Norfolk Hunt would be the only race to run every year until 1926, where hurdle races began to supplement the popularity of steeplechase.
Racing in the area goes back as far as 1884, however the first meeting at the current location indeed took place on Easter Monday 1905. Previously the town of King’s Llyn played host to racing fixtures in West Norfolk.
They held races from September 1850 through the latter half of the 19th century. This original course was a mile in length with 6 hurdles, featuring the biggest annual race at the time, the Innkeepers’ Plate.
Norfolk horse racing has always attracted royal prestige. Since King Edward VII became the first patron of the racecourse, a royal has always held this prestigious title.
Queen Elizabeth II would hold the role for almost fifty years before Prince Charles took over in 2000. This birthed the fitting idea that the Prince of Wales Stand would be named after His Royal Highness. It was constructed in 2002 with a budget of over £1 million.
Watching Fakenham Races
Annual fixtures increased in the 20th century, from two to five initially in 1965. Today, Fakenham has developed to hosting 12 meetings a year.
Up until 1953 most of the race took place on an adjacent field with a limited view for spectators. The Grandstand was built in this year; It added enlargements to the paddock, accommodating a higher intake of racers and spectators.
Interestingly during the year 1999, a greyhound racing track was opened on the course, holding independent dog races.
In May of 2010 the course is also notable for hosting Bob Champion, the man who rode Aldaniti in the 1981 Grand National victory at Aintree. He visited the racecourse as part of his journey to attend all British racecourses in 60 days.
Actor John Hurt, who had originally portrayed Champion in the movie Champions joined him at the course. Hurt had recently moved to Norfolk.
Fakenham Races Live Stream: Course Layout
The racecourse features an almost square shape, circumference almost a mile. The Steeplechase Course is situated outside of the hurdle course, with six fences per circuit. The course, like most UK courses, is run left-handed.
Races to Watch at Fakenham
The biggest race in the calendar is the Kettle Chips Handicap Chase. The race is ran over 3 miles and 110 yards every October with a prize pool of over £14 thousand.
The following races are some of the highlights of the Fakenham racing calendar that you can watch on the live streaming service:
|November||November Meeting||Weatherbys Bank Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase|
|April||West Norfolk Hunt||West Norfolk Point to Point|
|April||April Meeting||Ppora Club Members Condition|
|April||April Meeting||Skinners Ladies Open|
|April||April Meeting||Connolly's Red Mills Intermediate|
|October||October Meeting||Kettle Chips Handicap Chase|
Views at Fakenham
For visitors, there are a number of areas in which to view the races in comfort. The Members Enclosure grants access to all public areas, as well as access to an exclusive stand, bar and restaurant with an excellent view of the course.
The admission price at Fakenham comes in at £18 per person. The Grandstand and Paddock area provides a great view of the parade ring and winning post with a number of food outlets and bars available for general purpose.
The admission price for the Grandstand and Paddock enclosure currently comes in at £13 per person, and the Course Enclosure has a general admission price of £8 per person, with admission free for accompanied children all year round.
The Prince of Wales Stand offers a capacity of up to 160 people, with a multitude of events able to take place outside of meetings, such as conferences, exhibitions and weddings.
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Here’s a video that gives a clear view of the course, but also features a clanger of a moment where Chris Gordon-trained Benny the Swinger follows the wrong course at the winning post.
Fakenham Races Live Stream FAQs
🎥 Do I need to pay a subscription for the Live Stream?
No, there is no subscription charge. You’ll need to register on the site first, which only takes a minute.
🏇 Are there other races available, too?
Yes, there are many other races that you can watch – just take a look at the schedule.
⌚ When will the race coverage start?
The race coverage begins approximately two to three minutes before the race is scheduled.