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 fixture in 2015 is the BBQ Meeting on Saturday 18th July and Monday 20th July. This is when we run our most valuable race of the year - the £26,000 Totepool Cumbria Crystal Cup. The remaining fixtures are on 29th & 31st 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.
The circus will be coming to Cartmel to coincide with the new fixture in the course’s calendar, the Big Top Races on Friday, June 26 and Sunday June 28. It will be the first time Cartmel has staged a Sunday meeting.
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.