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Great Yarmouth Race Course

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The Eastern festival Horse Race

Great Yarmouth racecourse located one mile north of Great Yarmouth. The track is a narrow oblong shape about a mile and three quarters long with two long straights about five furlongs in length. The coourse is a left-handed and is only used for flat racing only.


Racing was first recorded in 1715, when a lease was granted by the Yarmouth Corporation to a group of innkeepers for some land to be used for the race meetings. The races began fully in the eighteenth century, and often coincided with the annual town fair. In the early days events such as donkey races and chasing a pig were held. Finally in 1810 the official Racing Calendar begin to record meetings with thoroughbred horse races and prize money. Not until 1866 did the number of fixtures start to increase.

Great Yarmouth Highlights

  • Easter Bank Holiday Monday Family Fun on 1 April
  • Ladies Night on Tuesday 16 July
  • Music Live Race Nights on Wednesday 7 August & Wednesday 14 August
  • August Bank Holiday Sunday Family Fun on Sunday 25 August
  • The Eastern Festival on 17, 18 & 19 September
  • Ladies Day (Eastern Festival) Thursday 19 September
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