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It was a big weekend of racing last week, with The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

The King George is part of the British Champions Series and has a staggering �1,000,000 total prize fund so connections of winning horse Nathaniel will no doubt be celebrating for many weeks. Congratulations to owner Lady Rothschild, trainer John Gosden and jockey William Buick.

Congratulations also to all those who were celebrating here at Yarmouth on Monday and in particular to trainer Philip McBride who got a double with Speedi Mouse ridden by Martin Lane and Amoya, ridden by Adam Beschizza, writes Glenn Tubby, general manager of the Yarmouth course (pictured).

At Yarmouth we’ve just launched our very own Facebook fan page where people can keep up-to-date with what’s happening at the racecourse, event listings and our latest news, as well as photos from previous race meetings.

Pictures are currently online from Ladies’ Night so you can find yourself and share them with your friends.

We’re really keen to build up an online community, so search for Great Yarmouth Racecourse in Facebook and like our page, you can recognise us from the picture of young racing fans cheering from behind the railings.

We are fast approaching the halfway point of our season, having already welcomed many of the sport’s top stars to the racecourse including Frankie Dettori and Hayley Turner, the female jockey that everyone is talking about since she became the first woman to win a Group 1 race – the highest grade there is in horseracing.

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We’re certainly not taking our foot off the gas as we’re in the thick of the summer and Yarmouth is set to be buzzing with holidaymakers.

We’ve got six race meetings in August alone, starting with a Music Live Race Night on Wednesday, August 3, with entertainment from a JLS tribute act. Admission is from �13 in advance and free for under-16s.

For information about racing at Yarmouth and to book tickets visit www.greatyarmouth-racecourse.co.uk