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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Trainer Phil Middleton expected his bank balance to be boosted by around £50,000 after his Holly Bush Henry won Fakenham’s feature, the Wendling Chase.

It’s almost 12 years since trainer Pam Sly, based at Thorney near Peterborough, enjoyed the greatest day of her racing career when Speciosa won the 1,000 Guineas.

Rookie trainer Olly Murphy has entered a host of runners for Fakenham’s six-race card on Monday in a bid to add to his already impressive eight winners from 26 runners in north Norfolk this National Hunt season.

They’re familiar to us all through their work on BBC TV’s Strictly Come Dancing, and now dancers Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff are inviting us all to Dance to the Music across the region. Rachel Banham spoke to them both.

It was a case of ‘bonne annee’ as French jockey Maxime Tissier took the feature race at Fakenham’s New Year’s Day meeting on grey gelding Artifice Sivola for Newmarket trainer Lucy Wadham.

A highly competitive six-runner North Norfolk Handicap Hurdle is the feature of the New Year’s Day six-race action at Fakenham.

Creep Desbois dropped back in trip to land the feature, the At The Races Handicap Chase, at Fakenham under in-form jockey Daryl Jacob.

Champion jockey Richard Johnson is a regular visitor to Fakenham and the man leading the charge to what he hopes is a third successive rider’s title in May could be the one to follow on Tuesday afternoon’s six-race card.

Jockey Harry Bannister was overjoyed when Cody Wyoming grabbed the feature race, the Injured Jockeys’ Fund Chase, at Fakenham on Monday.

One of National Hunt racing’s newest trainers, 25-year-old Olly Murphy, has a huge day in prospect at Fakenham this afternoon when the north Norfolk track stages its fourth meeting of the season.

A colt out of the mighty and unbeaten Frankel is set to make his hurdling debut at Fakenham’s fourth meeting of the National Hunt season scheduled for Monday.

Emotions were running high after 13-year-old Occasionally Yours won the opening hurdle race at Fakenham.

Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, who grabbed a terrific hat-trick at Cheltenham on Saturday, has an early chance of a double when Fakenham stages its second meeting of the new season this afternoon.

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