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Nico de Boinville jumped off champion trainer Nicky Henderson’s impressive winner Pistol Whipped and announced he couldn’t wait until the horse went over larger obstacles.

Teenage jockey James Bowen and Glamorgan-based trainer Christian Williams are bidding for a double when racing returns to Fakenham this afternoon.

Nicky Henderson

Fakenham recorded an exciting 24-19 win over visitors Wisbech in their latest London Three Eastern Counties match.

Tom Bane-Young

A Norfolk racecourse boss who said an outbreak of horse flu could have major consequences has now said he is “delighted” the sport is set to resume from tomorrow.

David Hunter

The boss of a Norfolk racecourse has said a national horseracing suspension could have “major consequences” if a planned meet next Friday cannot go ahead.

David Hunter

Fakenham Town turned on the style to see off Debenham LC 4-0 in their latest Thurlow Nunn League Division One North match at Clipbush Park.

Fakenham Town

Fakenham edged a tense game between two mid-table clubs after recovering from a 19 point deficit early in the second half.

Tom Bane-Young

A Norfolk racecourse has cancelled its second race meeting in two weeks due to a frozen track.

David Hunter

Fakenham Town were held to a frustrating goalless draw at Clipbush Park by the league’s bottom team on Saturday.

Fakenham Town

After losing last week’s meeting to the weather, Fakenham will be hoping the same does not happen when today’s six-race card faces a 7am inspection before going ahead.

Lucy Wadham

Fakenham racecourse is hoping for better luck with the weather on Thursday to quickly erase the memory of last Thursday’s abandonment due to heavy overnight frost in north Norfolk.

Stuart Edmunds

Thursday’s meeting at Fakenham has been abandoned due to a frozen track.

Fakenham Town maintained their impressive away record to come away from Cornard United with a hard-fought goalless draw on Saturday.

Fakenham Town

A classy field of six contest the £15,000 feature chase on a competitive six-race card at Fakenham on Thursday afternoon.

Lucy Wadham

Mervyn King survived a first-round scare at the Just 2019 World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters Resort.

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I had to be fit for work, now it’s not so easy, says ex-city footballer Darren Eadie


Wymondham remain snapping at the heels of leaders Holt after turning in a strong home performance to beat Wisbech 46-14.

Tom Bane-Young

After finishing off the year with a win against Woodbridge and also beating league leaders Holt, Fakenham seemed to be adversely affected by a four-week lay-off.

Lloyd Marshall

Six-year-old mare Ceara Be took the New Year’s Day honours at Fakenham when claiming her first hurdles success to land the feature handicap, worth almost £7,000 to the winner.

Trainer Paul Webber from Banbury will be hoping his New Year’s Day journey to north Norfolk pays off when he holds excellent chances in the final three contests on Fakenham’s six-race card.

Richard Johnson

An inspirational young boy who has touched the hearts of millions will be bringing out the match ball for Norwich City Football Club’s eagerly anticipated Boxing Day match today.

Denver Clinton

Fakenham racecourse stages its hugely popular New Year’s Day six-race meeting next Tuesday with 19 initial entries for the near £15,000 feature handicap hurdle.


Norwich City youngster Todd Cantwell has been included in the EFL on Quest Young Team of the Season so far.


An Alby Matthews brace and a goal from the returning Connor Charlesworth guided Fakenham Town to a pleasing 3-1 victory over March Town United at Clipbush Park on Saturday.

Fakenham Town

Fakenham may have lost their previous two home matches - but on the road their form continues to be superb.

The Queen has an outstanding chance of taking the honours in Fakenham’s feature race this afternoon on a six-race card which champion jockey Richard Johnson and trainer Olly Murphy could dominate.

Neil King

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

Ayrton Senna

Previous Fakenham winners make up most of the initial 13 entries for the feature race at the north Norfolk course’s next meeting on Tuesday.

Nicky Henderson

Fakenham Town suffered a second successive home defeat on Saturday - and it was a painful one as they were hammered 5-0 by Lakenheath.

Fakenham Town

Native Robin made a 600-mile round trip from Devon worthwhile when landing the £14,500 feature handicap chase at Fakenham for trainer Jeremy Scott.

Trainer Olly Murphy and Norfolk-based jockey Fergus Gregory look set for a big day this afternoon at Fakenham as the Stratford-based handler targets more glory at the north Norfolk course.


A young Norfolk racing driver is set to take his next step in the pursuit of a professional career in motorsport when he races a Mini in a prestigious tournament next year.


Beau Sancy, having won his last three races, looks to add to trainer Olly Murphy’s superb recent success rate at Fakenham when the course’s fourth meeting of the 2018/19 National Hunt season takes place on Tuesday.

Nicky Henderson

Fakenham seconds made progress in the Norfolk Bowl when they beat visitors Holt III 42-19.


This newspaper and Bullards are offering four lucky people the chance to spend an exclusive day behind the scenes at Norwich City Football Club’s training ground.

Eastern Daily Press

Fakenham Town face a big test of their promotion credentials after making it 19 points from a possible 21 at the weekend.

Thurlow Nunn League

Olly Murphy celebrated a milestone at Fakenham after Mizen Master became the 100th winner of his career when finishing best of them all in the opening Racing Partnership Selling Handicap Hurdle.


Olly Murphy believes Foxtrot Juliet represents his best chance of adding to his healthy strike rate at Fakenham today in the MF Sporting Ltd-Fitzroy’s 60th Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.

Stuart Edmunds

Former Norwich City footballer Darren Eadie opens up about his own battles with mental health and tells men who may be struggling - talk about it.

Norfolk County Council

Stuart Edmunds is keen to give useful hurdler Theclockisticking his first start over fences in the Weatherbys Racing Bank Beginners’ Chase at Fakenham on Tuesday.

Stuart Edmunds

Fakenham Town maintained their excellent run of form with a hard-fought 1-0 win over AFC Sudbury Reserves on Saturday.

Thurlow Nunn League

Video Norfolk angler John Wilson has died

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Norfolk angler John Wilson has died in Thailand.


National road cycling championships will next year be hosted in Norfolk, it has been announced.

Fakenham travelled to Wymondham’s new £4.5m ground for another London Three Eastern Counties clash and had a tough day, with the hosts running out comfortable winners.

Tom Bane-Young

A faller nine days ago at Plumpton, Knocknanuss quickly gained compensation when landing the £14,000 Greene King IPA Novice Chase at Fakenham.

The famous green and gold hoops belonging to JP McManus and carried to glory so many times by retired champion jockey AP McCoy could feature strongly at Fakenham on Wednesday afternoon.

Stuart Edmunds

The Greene King IPA Novice Chase over two miles is the feature of Fakenham’s second meeting of the new National Hunt season on Wednesday.

Nicky Henderson

Champion jockey Richard Johnson looks set to visit the winner’s enclosure today when the 2018/19 National Hunt season gets under way at Fakenham.

Nicky Henderson

Grey mare Actinpieces will try to repeat her feat of a year ago on Friday when Fakenham Racecourse’s 2018/19 National Hunt season gets under way with a six-race card.

Nicky Henderson

The Maxxis British Motocross reaches its climax on Sunday at the superb Cadders Hill circuit in Norfolk.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fakenham's “Team Haller” were again out in force at the Norfolk Arena, king's Lynn on Saturday night in the TSR Bangers with team captain Charlie Haller in action with son Sean together with Chris Woods (all Fakenham) and Mark French (Dereham).

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