Group of jockeys racing past the grandstand at Great Yarmouth Racecourse.
Group of jockeys racing past the grandstand at Great Yarmouth Racecourse.
3 Days Of Thrilling Racing

With over 12,000 visitors attending.

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Eastern Festival

Racing Festival In Great Yarmouth
The Eastern Festival is a prestigious three-day racing festival which takes place every year at Great Yarmouth Racecourse during September. With around 12,000 visitors over the three days, it is a big draw to Great Yarmouth during a fairly quiet month of the year.
Crowds lined up next to the parade ring at Great Yarmouth Racecourse.

Day 1

Join us for the first day of the very prestigious three-day Eastern Festival which is the highlight of the racing calendar at Great Yarmouth.

Day 1 is where it all begins! The first day presents both high-action racing and a lively atmosphere as the festival gears up.

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2023 John Musker Fillies Stales Sapphire Seas ridden by William Buick

Day 2 featuring the John Musker Fillies Stakes

The second day of the Eastern Festival has a real racing focus and features the John Musker Fillies Stakes, a listed race open to fillies and mares aged three years or older, over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 23 yards (2,033 metres). Running since 1993, it’s recent winners have included So Mi Dar under Frankie Dettori (2016), Shaara under Jim Crowley (2022) and Sapphire Seas under William Buick.

Get ready to enjoy every roar and cheer as the fillies come charging down the home straight!

Ladies Day

Day 3 - Ladies Day

Enjoy the end of the summer and get all dressed up one final time! Soak up the atmosphere from the grandstand as the crowd cheer on their runners and riders down the home straight and across the finishing line on the third and final day of the Festival.

Dress for the occasion - get out your favourite outfit from the back of your wardrobe and brush off your best hat, Who knows, you may even catch the eye of the judges in The Ladies Day Style Awards

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