David Hunter: Fakenham clerk of the course concerned at its volume of entries

David Hunter: Fakenham clerk of the path involved at its quantity of entries

Edward Whitaker

Fakenham officers are operating with the BHA to discover strategies of attracting extra runners after simply 29 horses have been declared to run on Tuesday’s six-race card.

That tally is ten beneath the observe’s moderate yield of 39 runners according to assembly because the starting of 2018 and clerk of the path David Hunter hopes a revamp in race making plans will see the ones figures upward thrust in long run.

Hunter stated: “It is disappointing, and a wonder to simply see 29 declared, even if we’ve a few specialist races at the card with a mares’ handicap chase and a mares’ handicap hurdle.

A median of 39 runners were declared to run at Fakenham since January 2018

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“We now have fared the hurricane of rainy climate for the ultimate couple of weeks a ways higher than different portions of the rustic so the bottom was once that a lot better.

“We will be operating with the BHA subsequent yr to peer how we will reinforce upon the collection of runners.”


Fakenham’s lowest turnouts since January 2018

33 January 1, 2018

33 March 16, 2018

32 October 18, 2018

26 November 20, 2018

28 June 2, 2019


Regardless of expressing his frustration at Tuesday’s turnout, Hunter highlighted that this fixture suffered a an identical destiny ultimate season, with simply 26 horses that includes, and that proposed adjustments are already in position for the brand new yr. 

“This assembly has struggled somewhat prior to now and no less than we are beginning with extra runners than we if truth be told had in this card ultimate yr,” he stated. “There was once some caution that this was once going to be the case with so few entries made every week in the past.

“It is a fear however there was once a definite component of ‘writing at the wall’ upfront.

Fakenham hosts six races on Tuesday

Edward Whitaker

“We now have had a radical assessment of our races and a few outdoor unbiased ideas at the race making plans aspect of items, and the BHA planners were very working out.

“The ones adjustments might be entering position on January 1, however it was once too past due to get the amendments made to this fixture as it had already been printed within the programme e-book.”

He added: “The collection of runners we’ve at Fakenham is probably the most urgent factor we’ve as it’s one thing that has lowered over time, however I do know we aren’t on my own in that recognize.”


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FIRST PUBLISHED 7:57PM, NOV 18 2019



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