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)

Cartmel Racecourse named as finalist in RCA Showcase & Awards

10th October 2018 Cartmel Racecourse is delighted to have been named as a Finalist for the prestigious Showcase & Awards, hosted by the Racecourse Association (RCA). The Showcase & Awards is the marquee event of British racecourses that annually celebrates first class customer experience in partnership with Moët Hennessy, Racing Breaks, Racing Post and Great British Racing. Cartmel […]

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 […]