Great Yarmouth Course Guide

2024 Race week 1 - 25th July

Great Yarmouth Racecourse is a stunning and historic racing venue on the Norfolk coast. With horse racing taking place over the Summer season, this seaside venue has a lot to offer. Home to 23 flat race meetings; attracting top name jockeys, and up-and-coming two-year-old horses, some of which go on to compete and win valuable races as far afield as the USA and Brazil.

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The track is just a stone’s throw away from the sea and located between Great Yarmouth and Caister-on-Sea. Great Yarmouth railway station is approximately 1 mile from the Racecourse and serves mainline services via Norwich. The racecourse can be accessed easily via car and is just an hour drive from Norwich.


Great Yarmouth’s first events were recorded more than 300 years ago in 1715.
The original course was close to the Nelson’s Monument at South Denes. Its popularity was boosted by the coming of the railways, and it was moved to its current North Denes site in 1920 to make way for the then buoyant fishing industry.
Continual improvements to the track have included the new Lord Nelson Grandstand with bars, a restaurant and hospitality boxes.
The course at Yarmouth underwent extensive work in 2015 to level the home-straight and provide one of the best straight mile courses in the county.
Now a notable track for Maiden races, some exceptional horses have started their career at Yarmouth before going on to global stardom; seven-time Group 1-winning filly Ouija Board and Dubai World Cup Winner Dubai Millennium both won Yarmouth Maidens.

The Track

A narrow, left-handed, oval track, about thirteen furlongs in extent, with a run-in of five furlongs. There is a straight mile course. Apart from a slight fall just before the run-in, the track is perfectly flat, with sharpish bends. The straight was leveled to remove surface undulations and then resurfaced in 2015.

Notable Fixtures

Yarmouth’s most prestigious race of the season is the Listed John Musker Fillies Stakes, run over one mile and two furlongs open to fillies aged three years and older, and forms part of the Eastern Festival racing card – the prestigious three-day meeting that takes place in September and includes the ever-popular Ladies Day.
Popular among the holiday-makers are the Family Fun Days that always deliver bumper crowds, thrilling racing action and a great atmosphere.

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