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Welcome to Cartmel Racecourse

Against the backdrop of the beautiful English Lake District, Cartmel Races rekindles the spirit of the original steeplechases. Large crowds descend on the centre of the racecourse for picnics and parties while the horses race around the outside.

In 2015 the racecourse is scheduled to host eight days racing, starting on the traditional Whit Monday Holiday at the end of May. There will be four 2-day meetings, one in each of the four Summer months: May, June, July and August.

When we're not racing, the Louis Roederer Restaurant, located in the grandstand, makes an excellent venue for private functions, meetings and events. The surrounding parkland is regularly used by Clubs and Associations for camping rallies - for more information, go to our non-racing events page.



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Latest Going Report:

26th May.

Going is good, good to soft in places. Dry sunny day forecast, so small possibility of irrigation (only on roadside straight) if ground quickens.





LATEST NEWS

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Good Ground Predicted for Second Day

The turf was described as "like a carpet" by several leading trainers & jockeys on Bank Holiday Monday at Cartmel. A sunny day on Tuesday is likely to quicken the ground slightly to Good, Good-to-Soft in places.
Monday, May 18, 2015

£5,000 Diamond Necklace for Ladies Race

Banks Lyon Jewellers have announced their sponsorship of the Lady Riders’ Handicap Hurdle Race on Cumbria Crystal Cup Day - when they will present a £5,000 diamond necklace to the winning jockey.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Record Prize Fund

There will be a record purse of £407,000 on offer to connections of runners at Cartmel this season. Included within the most valuable programme of races ever scheduled for the Lakeland track are four Class 2 races - devised to attract some of the best horses, jockeys and trainers available.