Against the backdrop of the beautiful English Lake District, Cartmel Races rekindles the spirit of the original steeplechases.The 2016 fixture list has been published and the new season commences with an additional day on Saturday 28th May - when we shall be staging a very different type of race-day with Simply Red playing after the final race - followed by the same eight days that we enjoyed in 2015. 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.
Camping pitches for caravans and campervans, on the Simply Red Raceday, sold out in less than two hours when they went on sale on Monday 15th February.
Pitches are still available for tents. The £30 camping fee includes a pitch for two nights (Friday 27th and Saturday 28th May) for two people. Pitches for campervans are available for some of the other racedays during Cartmel's Summer season.
Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will be coming to Cartmel to play on the evening before the Bank Holiday Monday Race-day on Sunday 29th May.
There will be no horseracing on this date, although there will be on the previous day and the day after. The concert is expected to sttart at 6.00pm with the gates open from 3.00pm.