Photo credit: Milton Haworth




Photo credit – Milton Haworth




Photo credit – Milton Haworth


Photo Credit: Milton Haworth



The long tradition of racing at Cartmel was started by the monks from Cartmel Priory in the 12th Century.
The Whit Holiday Races have been a feature of the Racing Calendar since 1856 and there are now nine race days to enjoy each year at Cartmel, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Lakeland fells.

Official Going

Good to Soft, Soft in Places

Dogs Welcome

Picnics Allowed (Including alcohol)

Wells De Lune goes for hat-trick win in Cartmel Cup

23rd August 2018 Wells De Lune will bid to make it three wins from three runs at Cartmel this season when he goes for the £20,000 William Hill Cartmel Cup, the feature race of the first day of the August Bank Holiday meeting on Saturday. Pembrokeshire trainer Peter Bowen confirmed that the seven-year-old, who has taken to Cartmel […]

The annual Blessing of the Horse ceremony

23rd August 2018 There is something rather special and slightly bonkers about Cartmel Racecourse, but that’s one of the reasons that many of our visitors come back year on year. As a privately owned, independent Racecourse we get to do certain things in our own style and that includes the keeping of some rather bizarre traditions. One of […]

Special prize for amateur rider Becky Smith

20th August 2018 Amateur rider Becky Smith will pick up a special prize at Cartmel’s August Bank Holiday meeting this weekend after lighting up this season’s Cartmel Jockeys Challenge. The Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge, who sponsor the competition by offering the winner a luxury weekend for two, have been so impressed by Becky’s achievements that […]