The next race-meeting takes place on Friday 30th June, when Tom Jones will be playing live on stage after the final race. The second day of the meeting takes place on Sunday 2nd July when there will be plenty of family entertainment including circus entertainers, the Acrochaps.
Tickets are available online for all six remaining racedays this season and we look forward to welcoming you this Summer!
Tickets for our Tom Jones @ Cartmel Races event on Friday 30th June are available to purchase online. Camping pitches, for Tom Jones @ Cartmel Races, for campervans and caravans have now SOLD OUT. Camping pitches are still available online for tent pitches only.
The Bank Holiday race-meeting at Cartmel will go ahead as planned on Monday 29th May.
A thunder storm and heavy rain brought a premature end to the programme on Saturday, after the vehicle crossing points became waterlogged and unsafe for racing. The crossing material has been removed and will be re-laid on Sunday. The remainder of the track has drained well and the official going is described as Soft, Good to Soft in places. No problems are anticipated and racing goes ahead.
The first race is scheduled for 2.10pm with entertainment in the enclosures starting from 10.00am.
Cheshire trainer William Kinsey is facing a tricky decision at Cartmel this weekend as he weighs up the options for his talented course specialist Allbarnone.
In three visits to the Cumbrian course, the nine-year-old boasts a record of one win and two seconds – all of them over hurdles – but has been novice chasing so far this year and a switch to the Cartmel fences may be on the cards.
“He is entered in three races at Cartmel. On Saturday, he is in the English Lakes Ice Cream Handicap Hurdle, which he won last year, and on Monday I have him in the Oakmere Homes Handicap Hurdle and the Totepool Handicap Chase.
“Right now, I am not sure which one he will go for. He is rated 11lbs higher over hurdles than this time last year, but ran well at Cartmel off a similar rating last July, so I would be very optimistic should he go for one of the hurdle races.
“He has yet to win over fences, but has shown an aptitude for chasing and so that remains an option as well. I shall be giving it some thought over the next few days, but the one certainty is he will be running in one of them!” said Kinsey.
Cartmel’s nine-day season opens with the traditional Whit weekend triple header on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. First race on Saturday is the Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Novices Hurdle at 2.15.