Yarmouth Racecourse: Best Horse Racing by the Shore!
Yarmouth Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racecourse in Great Yarmouth , Norfolk, England. Located in the northern edge of the town and only a few minutes walk from the beach, Yarmouth Racecourse can be reached via road and rail transport.
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Yarmouth Racecourse holds about 25 days of flat racing from March to October, and is especially popular with holiday-makers during the summer months.
Among the highlights of the Yarmouth Racecourse calendar are the Rhythm and Rock Nights, the Bank Holiday Family Fun Day and the three-day Eastern Festival in September.
The town of Great Yarmouth was once a thriving port and is now a popular seaside resort attracting holiday visitors every year. There are long sandy beaches lined by coloured gardens, attractions and amusements. As such, Yarmouth Racecourse is benefitted by the tourism industry of its picturesque locale.
Yarmouth Racecourse Description
Yarmouth Racecourse has a left-handed oval that is flat and level. It has a 1-mile straight and a 5-furlong run-in.
High numbers are thought to be best on the straight course, especially in large fields
Yarmouth Racecourse is highly suited to galloping, especially for horses that are large and long-striding. Owing to Great Yarmouth's close proximity to Newmarket , Yarmouth Racecourse often plays home to runners from the major training centre, ensuring a race that is almost always above average.
Yarmouth Racecourse History
In 1810, the first racecourse was built in the town of Great Yarmouth to allow soldiers based in the barracks to race their horses.
In 1819, a monument was erected in remembrance of Admiral Horacio Lord Nelson's victory in the Battle of Trafalgar.
In 1921, the present-day Yarmouth Racecourse was built.
During World War II, racing at Yarmouth Racecourse was suspended.
In 2004, a new grandstand was built at Yarmouth Racecourse and was named for Admiral Lord Nelson.
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