Ladies Day at Fakenham Racecourse

Published: Monday 21st Oct 2013

Ladies Day at Fakenham racecourse is a highlight of the sporting calendar in Norfolk. It is a superb event that attracts big crowds and high quality equine racing. 

With seven races on the card, it is the perfect way to spend a day-out in the Norfolk summer. Fakenham’s intimate racecourse allows you to feel involved with the hub and excitement of going racing. The racecourse prides itself on being renowned as the friendliest in the country. 

The £1million Members' Stand was named "The Prince of Wales Stand" and officially opened by His Royal Highness on March 15th 2002. During his official opening speech, The Prince stated: "He was enormously touched to have been asked to become Patron of the Racecourse" and "also to follow in the footsteps of my great-grandfather".

And being in Norfolk you are sure to gain an understanding of what horse racing and in particular horses mean to the county and its people. Norfolk has a rich heritage of agricultural farming, due to the flat landscape, and fertile soil. 

Ladies Day at Fakenham racecourse is a celebration of the equine specimen.

Fakenham itself is situated in the heart of Norfolk, 25 miles north-west of Norwich and is a town full of identity that was once voted Britain’s seventh best place to live. 

A day at the races is not to be missed, and designing your holiday around this event is sure to be a great decision.

Norfolk Country Cottages can offer a host of rural retreats perfect for anyone hoping to enjoy the best of what Norfolk has to offer, and of course within close proximity to the racing at Fakenham.