The History Of Great Yarmouth Racecourse
Great Yarmouth Racecourse is home to a summer season of 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.
Horses racing from a side view
Great Yarmouth is proud of its racing heritage, with the first events 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.
Three ladies enjoying a day out at Great Yarmouth Racecourse
Continual improvements have included the new Lord Nelson Grandstand with bars, a restaurant and hospitality boxes.
The most valuable race is the John Musker Fillies’ Stakes which is run over a mile and a quarter during the flagship Eastern Festival meeting in September.
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Tue 21 April Season Opener Afternoon meeting
Tues 28 April Afternoon meeting
Wed 20 May Afternoon meeting
Fri 29 May Afternoon meeting & Whitsun Fun Day Inc.
Mon 1 June Evening meeting
Wed 10 June Afternoon meeting
Thur 11 June Afternoon meeting
Fri 26 June Afternoon meeting
Thur 2 July Afternoon meeting
Wed 8 July Afternoon meeting
Wed 15 July Ladies Night – evening meeting with music afterwards
Thur 23 July After noon meeting
Tue 28 July Afternoon meeting
Wed 5 Aug Evening meeting with music afterwards (Queen tribute band)
Thur 6 Aug Afternoon meeting
Thur 13 Aug Evening meeting with music afterwards ( Lee Vasey Band)
Tue 25 Aug Afternoon meeting
Sun 30 Aug Afternoon meeting & Bank Holiday Fun Day Inc.
Tue 15 Sept Eastern Festival Afternoon meeting
Wed 16 Sept Eastern Festival Afternoon meeting
Thur 17 Sept Eastern Festival Afternoon meeting
Mon 12 Oct Afternoon meeting
Tue 20 Oct Afternoon meeting Finale
All tickets for these meetings are available from their website, www.greatyarmouth-racecourse.co.uk and if booked online in advance savings can be made from the gate price.