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Dressage got under way on day one of the Houghton Horse Trials on Thursday, with riders in all the eventing classes performing in front of the judges.

Fakenham produced their most comprehensive performance for some time to defeat Garboldisham by 191 runs.

Lloyd Marshall

Visitors to this year’s Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International can look forward to an unusual blend of world class sport - set against a backdrop of modern art.

Ireland

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – reviews the 2018 Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton

Jockey Mark Grant endured an awful journey to Fakenham but, despite arriving just 30 minutes before the start of the course’s richest and longest race of the season, managed to take the Snellings Norfolk National Chase on Emerald Rose.

Lucy Wadham

There are 21 entries for one of the highlights of Fakenham’s National Hunt season, the Snellings Norfolk National Chase over three miles and five furlongs on Tuesday.

Wales

Mollie Patterson was a double gold medallist at the PG Mutual Cadet & Junior National Championships in Wolverhampton.

There was an agonising near miss of a podium place for north Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison at Ironman Texas.

Kimberley Morrison

A dozen North Norfolk Beach Runners competed in the hottest and most brutal London Marathon on record, when even finishing amounted to heroism for the 40,000 plus who managed it.

Course specialists are often worth following at Fakenham and Master Workman, Can Mestret and Queen Spud, all already multiple winners there, may continue that trend when the venue stages its one Point-To-Point of the year, the West Norfolk fixture on Sunday.

United Kingdom

Fakenham Town chairman Simon Barnes issued an upbeat message to supporters despite a 10th defeat in 11 games for the first team.

Tommy Rix

Fakenham travelled south to play Ipswich YM last Saturday in the penultimate league fixture of the season in what ended up a bitter sweet occasion.

Fakenham’s Mervyn and Sam King are national champions after beating holders champion Wendy and Lewis King to claim the Family Pairs championship in Nottingham.

Nottingham

England blew a golden chance at bowls glory in the men’s fours – and west Norfolk’s Jamie Chestney admitted there would be some regrets at the manner of their semi-final defeat to Scotland.

United Kingdom

North Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison came fourth in the Ironman 70.3 Texas.

Kimberley Morrison

Fakenham took another big step towards claiming the Eastern Counties Shield when they beat a determined Thurston side 37-17.

England were sent packing in the bowls by lowly Norfolk Island – and Jamie Chestney struggled to find the words to explain his disappointment.

United Kingdom

Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunningham wants his side to start making the most of the chances when they return to Thurlow Nunn Premier Division action on Saturday.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

National Hunt racing’s big names are out in force on Saturday afternoon when Fakenham stages a seven-race re-arranged card following the loss of Easter Monday’s weather-hit fixture.

Nicky Henderson

Racing fans are in for a special cut-price treat this weekend when Fakenham stages a ‘last-minute’ seven-race card.

Fakenham Racecourse - which lost its Easter Monday race meeting due to a waterlogged track – has been granted a last-minute additional fixture by the British Horseracing Authority for this coming Saturday.

David Hunter

There could hardly have been a more exciting climax to the afternoon of bike racing in Fakenham town centre.

Fakenham

King’s Lynn Town’s big Bank Holiday clash at home to Kettering and the traditional Easter Monday race meeting at Fakenham have been lost to the weather.

The weather gods had the last laugh at Burnham Market International on Saturday as heavy overnight rain resulted in a first for the event – abandonment ahead of the final day of competition.

Harry Teal and Tom Gredley, two riders still able to claim weight allowances, have top chances of landing doubles at Fakenham’s Easter Monday seven-race meeting.

Dan Skelton

Norfolk riders had a successful first day at the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International.

Recent winner of Sandown’s Grand Military Gold Cup, Baden, is one of 17 entries for the feature event on Fakenham’s seven-race Easter Monday card.

Nicky Henderson

Fakenham Town slipped another place down the Premier Division table, despite ending a dismal run of defeats against Wroxham.

It may have been a long way from the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, but celebrations were equally as enthusiastic when 8/1 chance Potters Midnight grabbed the Silver Cup at Fakenham on Friday.

While the racing world goes for gold at Cheltenham this afternoon, it’s Silver Cup Day at Fakenham where there is a six-race card.

Pam Sly

Norfolk estate manager Mervyn King emerged as hot favourite to win the Co-operative Funeralcare World Bowls Tour International Open title in Blackpool – before falling victim to his good friend Greg Harlow in Friday’s semi-finals.

Scotland

Organisers have been forced to scrap Sunday’s big British Motocross Championship event at Lyng.

Norwich

Having won their initial game of the Eastern Counties Shield, Fakenham came into this fixture expecting a stern test.

Lloyd Marshall

After two huge wins against a struggling Horsford side which saw them score no fewer than 53 goals Wells Town faced a genuine challenge on Saturday - and came through it in impressive style.

Ross Brewster

More than a dozen Dereham Runners competed in the Valentine 10k on Sunday organised by Norfolk Gazelles.

Fakenham Town’s home game against Great Yarmouth Town on Tuesday night has been postponed.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

Hundreds of runners will be lacing up their trainers this weekend, ready to take part in a cross country event in aid of Norfolk-based children’s charity Break.

Norfolk

Great Yarmouth Town head to Fakenham Town tonight to play ‘the game that never was’.

Fakenham Town

Rather Be, for champion trainer Nicky Henderson, is set for the Cheltenham Festival after a facile but impressive victory in the Lycetts Chase at Fakenham.

Nicky Henderson

Trainer Seamus Mullins sends seven-year-old gelding Jarlath to Fakenham as he bids to land the feature on Friday’s seven-race card, the 3.20pm Tim Barclay Memorial Handicap Chase.

Nicky Henderson

Wells Town recorded an eye-catching win over a struggling Horsford side on Saturday - but this was not a good advert for grass-roots football.

Aaron Myhill

Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunningham says his side will benefit from a weekend off when they travel to Godmanchester Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division on Saturday (3pm).

Norfolk racer Robert Lambert hopes a new fitness regime can help him overcome his injury problems.

Robert Lambert

Leading National Hunt trainers Nicky Henderson, Paul Nicholls and Jonjo O’Neill have all named entries for the British EBF National Hunt Novice Hurdle over two and a half miles, one of the leading contests on a seven-race card at Fakenham on Friday.

Nicky Henderson

Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunningham will be looking to add to his options after his side slid to back-to-back heavy defeats in the Premier Division of the Thurlow Nunn League.

Kyle Plumb

Wednesday afternoon’s meeting at Fakenham has been abandoned following a 7am inspection of the north Norfolk course.

David Hunter

Fakenham racecourse will have to survive a 7am inspection to go ahead with a planned six-race card on Wednesday afternoon.

Dan Skelton

A group of hard-working sports enthusiasts are celebrating after scooping their place in the county’s regional finals.

Fakenham Academy

Fakenham’s feature race at its meeting on Wednesday looks set to be a cracking three-mile hurdle contest at 3.05pm.

Nicky Henderson

A dozen Dereham runners competed in a fine but breezy 10-mile road race at Freethorpe on Sunday.

Norwich

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