Yarmouth Racecourse is a horse racing track found to the north of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk The track is a narrow oblong shaped course about three-quarters round with two long straights of around five furlongs in length. Its course is a combination of both downhill and uphill.
There is a straight extension to the finish that allows races of up to a mile to be run on a straight course. From its tentative origin as an annual town fair venue in the 17th century to its rich program of racing events and weddings, it is the centre of Norfolk entertainment.
Yarmouth Racecourse is an amazingly aesthetic venue where people can spend a fruitful time with their family and friends. The races are well organized to give every visitor the opportunity to bet and a chance to win. . It is worth noting that the track is a left-handed course used for flat racing only.
The most popular race is the John Musker Fillies’ Stakes which is over a mile and a quarter. It is usually run in the month of September. The great winners at Yarmouth include Ouija Board, Frankie Dettori, Wilko and Raven’s Pass.
Races at Yarmouth were first recorded in the seventeenth century, although racing may have been in existence before then. During the eighteenth century, the races were not as vigorous but people used to hold events such as donkey races and pig chases. It was not until 1810 that award-winning races began officially.
When the World War I started, the races were disrupted, but they resumed soon after only to face land pressure from the local fishing industry again. It was then relocated to the North Denes, where it is located up to date.
The ambience at the racecourse is unrivalled in terms of service capability and the excellent selection of sumptuous dishes. The award winning caterers are ready to serve you as and when you need. You can enjoy a private dinner in your own private box or enjoy dining in the Trafalgar restaurant. The growing popularity of the racecourse has made it a fantastic holiday destination for both adults and kids alike.