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.The next meeting at Cartmel will take place on Saturday 23rd August, Totepool Cartmel Cup Day. Tickets will be available, on the day, at all entrances. 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.
At a meeting where the food is almost as important as the horses, it is fitting that Unsworth’s Yard will be sponsoring the very last race of the two-day card at Cartmel this weekend. The Unswoth’s Yard Handicap Hurdle brings down the curtain on the track’s Barbecue meeting on Monday, a race which celebrates one of the biggest success stories in Cartmel’s recent history.
Racing UK presenter Gordon Brown has completed a tour of Cartmel and is now going on a diet as a result. Watch Racing UK's short film, discover the village and meet some of our local race sponsors by clicking here.
Barbies will be at the ready at Cartmel for what is always one of the most popular fixtures of the season at the Cumbrian course on Saturday July 19 and Monday July 21.
The two-day Barbecue meeting, which features the £25,000 Totepool Cumbria Crystal Hurdle as its centrepiece, is famous for its barbecue picnics and barbecue competitions as much as for the high quality racing.