Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Yarmouth Racecourse, also known as Great Yarmouth Racecourse, was established on an expanse of low sand dunes, known as the North Denes, on the outskirts of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in 1920. The racecourse was owned for a long time by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, under the auspices of the Arena Racing Company (ARC), which became the majority shareholder in 2001, the facilities have improved markedly in recent years. Yarmouth stages 24 Flat fixtures throughout the season.

Course Characteristics

The round course at Yarmouth Racecourse is a narrow, left-handed oval, approximately one mile and five furlongs in circumference, with a five-furlong home straight. Despite sharp bends and a slight descent at the top of the home straight, the course is essentially galloping in character. The straight course, on which races up to a mile are run, favours horses drawn high, especially in large fields. Unlike many other racecourses, the soft, sandy soil at Yarmouth is not unlike Fibresand or Polytrack, so Yarmouth form is often transferable to all-weather tracks and vice versa.


Track Facts

Yarmouth racecourse was awarded a plaque by the national tourist board, VisitEngland, in 2010.

Dubai Millenium won on his racecourse debut at Yarmouth in October 1998.

The John Musker Fillies’ Stakes, run over 1 mile 2 furlongs in September, is the most valuable race, and the only Pattern race, of the season at Yarmouth.

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