CARTMEL NEWS

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

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...

The annual Blessing of the Horse ceremony

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...

Special prize for amateur rider Becky Smith

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...

William Hill to sponsor Cartmel Cup for first time

The valuable Cartmel Cup, which has proved a benefit for Cumbrian trainers since it was introduced into the calendar, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new sponsor on the opening day of the August Bank Holiday fixture at Cartmel. It has been a clear sign of the...

Diamond days at Cartmel Racecourse

It’s all about big prizes, sparkling diamonds and VIPs as Cartmel Racecourse gears up for the two-day July Barbecue Meeting – one of the highlights of the summer racing calendar. The racing action kicks off in style this Saturday 21st July with some fantastic racing,...

Colin Tizzard tempted to make Cartmel return

Colin Tizzard, whose West Country yard has been one of the success stories of recent seasons with the likes of Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River, Cue Card and Thistlecrack, is considering a first return to Cartmel for many years this weekend. He is being sorely...

Competitive fields promised for Cartmel double-header

There is the promise of some very competitive fields for Friday’s meeting at Cartmel which is the first stage of a double-header which is completed by Boyzone appearing live on stage after racing. The feature race is the Rijo Coffee Beginners Chase which has a strong...

Boyzone and two £40,000 races the Cartmel highlights

Boyzone live on stage after racing on Friday and two £40,000 races on the only Sunday meeting of the season are the stand out highlights of Cartmel’s late June meeting next week. The opening day of the fixture on Friday, June 29th, is now firmly established in the...

Brian Hughes favourite for title hat-trick

Top Northern jockey Brian Hughes will start a hot favourite to complete a hat-trick of titles as leading rider at Cartmel, whose 2018 season gets under way on Saturday, the first day of the traditional three-day Whit weekend fixture. Hughes has dominated at Cartmel in...

All systems go for season opener!

With record prize money of close to £700,000 on offer over nine days racing, it is all systems go for Cartmel’s 2018 season which gets under way with the traditional three day fixture over the Whit weekend. Four new sponsors will be supporting races at the opening...