Carmel Racecourse http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk Carmel Racecourse RSS Feed Copyright Holker Group. CGFeedMaker 1.0.15 on CMS Made Simple info@holker.com ( ) kevin@thinkincorporated.com ( ) Top trainer Skelton targets big race double http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/120/15/Top-trainer-Skelton-targets-big-race-double/ Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:45:22 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/120/15/Top-trainer-Skelton-targets-big-race-double/ Dan Skelton, who has made a flying start to the campaign with more than 40 winners on the board already, is targeting a big race double with two of his early-season stars on the opening day of Cartmel’s Barbecue Meeting tomorrow.

Skelton’s 41 winners so far is 17 more than the Jonjo O’Neill, who is currently in second place for winners and more than the double the early season tally of his former boss, the champion trainer Paul Nicholls.

Four of those wins have been clocked up by Petrou, who is unbeaten since joining Skelton from Ben Case. The seven-year-old will attempt to complete the five timer in Cartmel’s most valuable race of the year, the £27,000 guaranteed Totescoop6 Cumbria Crystal Cup Handicap Hurdle.

“Petrou is on a roll and is hopefully not done with yet, he will have a tougher task as is mark has gone up 21lbs since he won on his debut for me at Stratford two months ago, but I am hopeful for tomorrow.” said Skelton.

To help protect his mark, Petrou switched to fences last time after three straight handicap wins over hurdles and he took that in his stride with a game defeat of River Of Intrigue at Uttoxeter.

The talented Bridget Andrews takes the ride on Petrou as she will on the front-running Ravens Hill, who has won two of his three races since joining Skelton in March and who goes in the Banks Lyon Jewellers Lady Riders Handicap Hurdle.

The only handicap hurdle in the country restricted to lady jockeys, the race not only carries £10,000 in added prize money, but for the winning rider the bonus of a stunning piece of diamond jewellery worth in excess of £5,000.

“Ravens Hill got off the mark for me at Sedgefield and followed up at Uttoxeter, I am not sure how he will handle the ground but he should be competitive” said Skelton.

The seven-race card gets underway with the Cartmel Lodge Park Novices Hurdle at 1.55pm.

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Cartmel geared up for big day of the season http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/119/15/Cartmel-geared-up-for-big-day-of-the-season/ Sun, 16 Jul 2017 16:53:28 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/119/15/Cartmel-geared-up-for-big-day-of-the-season/ Cartmel is geared up for one of its major days of the season on Saturday when the most valuable race run at the racecourse, the £27,000 Totescoop6 Cumbria Crystal Cup Handicap Hurdle will take centre-stage.

 

Now in its sixth season, the race has quickly become established as one of the most competitive races in the Cartmel calendar as evidenced by the fact that it was only last year, when Eshtiaal won for Irish trainer Gordon Elliott, that a favourite obliged.

 

Saturday is the opening day of the traditional Barbecue Meeting, which continues on Monday, July 24 and as well as the big race features the only handicap hurdle in the country restricted to lady jockeys.

 

The Banks Lyon Jewellers Lady Riders Handicap Hurdle not only carries £10,000 in added prize money, but for the winning rider the bonus of a stunning piece of diamond jewellery worth in excess of £5,000.

 

With the Champagne Louis Roederer Handicap Chase, which is a qualifier for the Northern Lights Middle Distance Chase Series and the latest round of the Hadwins Motor Group Mares Hurdle Series which carries a £1,000 bonus prize for the winning stable, Saturday’s meeting is action packed.

 

The seven-race card gets underway with the Cartmel Lodge Park Novices Hurdle at 1.55pm.

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The Four-Nations Challenge Amateur Riders Handicap Hurdle, Sunday 2nd July. http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/118/15/The-Four-Nations-Challenge-Amateur-Riders-Handicap-Hurdle-Sunday-2nd-July/ The purpose of this race is to promote competition and fraternity between amateur jockeys from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Trainers with runners in this race are therefore encouraged to put up an amateur jockey from their home-nation - so a... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:25:18 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/118/15/The-Four-Nations-Challenge-Amateur-Riders-Handicap-Hurdle-Sunday-2nd-July/ The purpose of this race is to promote competition and fraternity between amateur jockeys from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Trainers with runners in this race are therefore encouraged to put up an amateur jockey from their home-nation - so a Welsh Trainer should (as a preference) put up a Welsh jockey, a Scottish trainer a Scottish jockey, an English trainer and English jockey and an Irish trainer and Irish Jockey.

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2 Miles, about 1 Furlong.

Class 4 for horses rated 0-115.

£5,000 prize money.

Each horse placed 8th or better will accrue points for their home-nation and the team with the most points will be awarded the Four Nations Trophy.

The number of finishers that count in each team will depend on the number of horses entered - ideally we hope to attract at least two horses from each nation.

These conditions are not obligatory - so while we hope that everyone will support the objective, trainers may still put up any amateur jockey of their choice.

The points will be accrued as follows:

First - 10 points

Second - 8 points

Third - 6 points

Fourth - 5 points

Fifth - 4 points

Sixth - 3 points

Seventh - 2 points

Eighth - 1 point

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Saturday's Abandonment http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/117/15/Saturday-s-Abandonment/ Sun, 28 May 2017 19:42:23 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/117/15/Saturday-s-Abandonment/ It was very disappointing to abandon racing after four races on Saturday 27th May. The thunder storm dropped more than an inch of rain in less than an hour. The vehicle crossing points became waterlogged and unsafe for racing.  
We were very grateful for the patience displayed by racegoers, especially during the period immediately after the abandonment, while we removed the vehicle crossing material to enable a safe exit. The whole team at Cartmel would like to thank you for your fortitude in difficult conditions and good humour.    
Many racegoers continued to party long after the abandonment was announced, seemingly unaffected by the lack racing. But we really like our racing - so we very much hope that those that were here will return to witness some sunnier action on another date. 
Customers who booked advance admission tickets for Saturday’s meeting, will have already received an e-mail from us regarding a half price offer. We'd like to extend the same opportunity (to come to another race-day this season at half price) to racegoers who purchased tickets on the day too. 
To redeem this offer, please send your ticket from Saturday's meeting to the racecourse office, together with your name, address and telephone number and/or e-mail address. We will respond by issuing you with a voucher for half price admission on another day. If you already know which day you'd like to come to the races, please tell us when you return your ticket(s) from Saturday's meeting. We can call you to arrange the half price ticket(s).
The offer is valid for racing on:  
Sunday 2nd July, Oakmere Homes Sunday Funday.
Saturday 22nd July, Totepool Cumbria Crystal Cup Day
Monday 24th July, McClures BBQ Raceday
Saturday 26th August, Totepool Cartmel Cup Day
Monday 28th August, Ladbrokes Coral Bank Holiday Races
Sadly, due to the contractual arrangement with our music-partners on Friday 30th June, this offer will not apply to the Tom Jones Race-day.
A few terms & conditions:
·         The maximum number of tickets that may be booked through this offer is the same as the number of tickets booked for 27th May.
·         The offer applies only to raceday admission tickets and does not include hospitality packages, party tents, camping or vouchers for other services.
·         The offer is only for racing in 2017 and is therefore available for tickets for events until 28th August, 2017. 
If you have any comments or questions for us, please e-mail us at info@cartmel-racecourse.co.uk . We’ll do our best to respond when the May race-meeting has been concluded.
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Tom Jones @ Cartmel Races http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/112/15/Tom-Jones-Cartmel-Races/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:38:49 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/112/15/Tom-Jones-Cartmel-Races/ Following the success of concerts by Simply Red and Jools Holland last year, the Cartmel team is really looking forward to welcoming Tom Jones to the June race-meeting.

In addition to adult tickets from £45 (there are also a limited number of early bird tickets at £40) which can be purchased online, there will be camping packages available.

Tickets will also be available through Ticketmaster - where tickets for the Conservatory Restaurant Package will cost £155 per person, plus their booking fee.

It isn't unusual to bring a picnic to Cartmel races. However, please be aware that we have a 'responsible drinking' policy - we therefore request that, while customers are welcome to bring alcoholic beverages as part of a picnic, we will be restricting the carrying of large volumes of alcohol and glass in the concert area.

 

 

 

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Cheltenham Festival Preview Night http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/111/15/Cheltenham-Festival-Preview-Night/ Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:29:52 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/111/15/Cheltenham-Festival-Preview-Night/ Our annual Cheltenham Festival Preview Night, at Cartmel Racecourse, will be held on Thursday 9th March – commencing at 7.00pm.

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The evening will be chaired by our race-day presenter, John Sexton, who will introduce our panel of experts including regulars: Jimmy Moffatt and Marten Julian, plus at least one other - most likely a  jockey with rides at the meeting. Every year the panel give their views on all the top races, including some golden nuggets of betting information – so remember to bring a pen and pad with you!

The ticket price, of £16 per person, includes a delicious one-course dinner which is served half way through the evening. The night is always popular, so if you fancy getting an expert ‘heads up’ then please call the racecourse office on 015395 36340 to book your tickets.

 

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Ticket Launch http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/110/15/Ticket-Launch/ Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:55:53 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/110/15/Ticket-Launch/ 2,000 Early Bird tickets will go on sale at half price on tuesday 17th January.

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Tickets for the 2017 racing season will go on sale, online, at 9.00am on Tuesday 17th January. We're celebrating the launch of the 2017 season by offering 2,000 tickets at half the price that you'd pay on the day.

Our Early-Bird offer is strictly limited to two tickets per household - but please feel free to tell all your friends if you'd to meet up with them at the races. Please hurry, because when the 2,000 half price tickets have gone, they're gone! We're looking forward to welcoming you in the Summer.

Camping pitches will also be available on Tuesday 17th January - BUT ONLY FOR CUSTOMERS WISHING TO BOOK FOR A FULL RACEMEETING (so, for example, both racedays during the August Bank Holiday weekend or both racedays of the JULY BBQ meeting).

Customers wishing to book camping pitches for individual racedays will be able to do so on Tuesday 14th February. Please note that Early Bird tickets are not compatible with the camping pitches, as the camping package already includes admission tickets.

If you would like to book tickets or camping for the June meeting, we are currently awaiting news about the concert artists and hope to release the tickets for these events in the near future.

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New: Season-long Camping Package http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/109/15/New-Season-long-Camping-Package/ Regular campers will be able to save money at Cartmel Races next Summer by purchasing a new season-long camping package. The season ticket will include camping at all nine 2017 racedays plus two annual membership passes.  Camping packages for whole... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:05:51 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/109/15/New-Season-long-Camping-Package/ Regular campers will be able to save money at Cartmel Races next Summer by purchasing a new season-long camping package. The season ticket will include camping at all nine 2017 racedays plus two annual membership passes. 

Camping packages for whole weekends (for example four night including both racedays of the BBQ meeting) will go on sale on 17th January, while individual racedays (2 night camping packages) will go on sale on 14th February.   

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As there are a limited number of camping pitchs, especially for campervans and caravans, customers purchasing a season-ticket will be given the first opportunity to book.

Camping packages for whole race-meetings (the 3-day May meeting / 2-day June meeting / 2-day July meeting / 2-day August meeting) will go on sale in January - while camping packages for individual race-days will go on sale in February.  

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Annual Membership Now Available http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/107/15/Annual-Membership-Now-Available/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:58:27 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/107/15/Annual-Membership-Now-Available/ carmel-racecourse latest-news 2017 Fixture List is Published http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/104/15/2017-Fixture-List-is-Published/ Cartmel will stage nine fixtures in 2017 including three days at the end of May, plus the two day meeting commencing at the end of June, two days in July and concluding with the traditional two day August Bank Holiday... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:02:40 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/104/15/2017-Fixture-List-is-Published/ The full dates for 2017 are as follows:

Saturday 27th May
Bank Holiday Monday 29th May
Wednesday 31st May

Friday 30th June
Sunday 2nd July

Saturday 22nd July
Monday 24th July

Saturday 26th August
Bank Holiday Monday 28th August

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Record Return http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/101/15/Record-Return/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:34:54 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/101/15/Record-Return/ After winning a beginners chase at the opening meeting last month, Altruism reverts to hurdling for Friday’s big event. With two victories over hurdles to his name in 2015, Altruism clearly loves it round his local track and joins stable companion Captain Brown as Moffatt plans a dual raid on the big prize. 

“I considered a novice chase for Altruism at Hexham, but am very happy to bring him back over hurdles, while Captain Brown didn’t stay last time and will be more of a force over a strongly run two miles as this will probably be. 

“Altruism likes to force the pace and Captain Brown needs to be held up, so I have two bites at the cherry!” said Moffatt. 

However, both are likely to face some stern opposition with Irish star Gordon Elliott likely to saddle Tempo Mac, while the big southern yards of Nicky Henderson, David Pipe, Dan Skelton and Nigel Twiston Davies all have entries for the race. 

Lambourn maestro Henderson has earmarked One For The Guv’Nr for this race as the seven-year-old continues his comeback after a spell on the sidelines. 

An outstanding novice two seasons ago when he won four times and was second twice from his first six starts, things went wrong after he ran at Aintree on Grand National day. 

One For The Guv’Nr has run only once since, showing up really well at Huntingdon in February before a stumble at the last saw him unseat jockey Andrew Tinkler, but he had shown enough to suggest he will be a big player on Friday. 

The £20,000 Oakmere Homes Handicap Chase will be the centrepiece of Cartmel’s second Sunday race meeting, to be staged this weekend. 

The seven race card sees the second running of the Oakmere Homes Handicap Chase, won last season by the Mickey Hammond-trained Alderbrook Lad, who made all the running to beat Gordon Elliott’s Irish raider Definite Ruby, a winner at Punchestown this year. 

The Sunday meeting also features the latest round of the Hadwins Mares Hurdle series, which carries a bonus of £1,000 for the mare collecting most points across the five-race competition at Cartmel this season.

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Top Trainer Returns http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/99/15/Top-Trainer-Returns/ Wed, 25 May 2016 19:37:41 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/99/15/Top-Trainer-Returns/ “For someone who was born and bred in Cartmel and went to school here, it was always an ambition to do well at my home course. 

“I was fortunate enough to be top jockey at Cartmel in 1993 when I shared the title with Richard Guest, so it was brilliant to win the Andrea Robinson Memorial Trophy as top trainer last year” says Moffatt. 

The trainer will be going to war with many of his tried and trusted stars from last season together with a fair sprinkling of newcomers including recent purchase Think Ahead, who was bought out of the Godolphin string at Doncaster last Thursday (May 19). 

Set to carry the colours of long-standing owner Varlian Vyner-Brooks, Think Ahead has run only 10 races, but is a three-times winner with more than £107,000 in prize money and a rating of 105 on the Flat. 

“I have high hopes for him, but he is going to take a bit of time and may not be seen at Cartmel until August and the last meeting of the year. 

But there will be plenty of others during the year including Captain Brown, who won a second successive Cartmel Cup for the yard last August, an achievement which gave owners Keith and Helen Bowron the Margaret Sexton Memorial Cup for outstanding moment of the year. 

Keith Bowron had his first winner when Moffatt rode Vilprano to victory in 1996 and is now one of the main owners for the young trainer. 

Along with Vyner-Brooks, Bowron is co-owner of dual Cartmel winner Altruism, who will switch to fences this season and could be a big player in novice chases at the course.

Apart from his horses, Moffatt is looking forward to taking his son Jensen to Cartmel and introducing the next generation of the family to the sport. 

“It will be fantastic to have Nadine and Jensen with me at Cartmel this season and even better if they can see me win the trainers’ title again. I can only do my best, but if I fail it won’t be for the want of trying” said Moffatt.

 

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RAIL TRAVEL UPDATE http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/95/15/RAIL-TRAVEL-UPDATE/ Although there will also be trains running from Lancaster and Barrow to Cartmel on Sunday 29th May (the date of the Jools Holland concert), prior to the event, there will be a more limited service during the evening after the... Thu, 12 May 2016 17:34:04 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/95/15/RAIL-TRAVEL-UPDATE/ Although there will also be trains running from Lancaster and Barrow to Cartmel on Sunday 29th May (the date of the Jools Holland concert), prior to the event, there will be a more limited service during the evening after the concert - with trains departing in the direction of Barrow-in-Furness only.

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There will be no trains in the direction of Lancaster after the concert as the junction boxes on that section of the line will not be in operation on Sunday evening.

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Campervan Pitches Sell Out For Simply Red Raceday http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/94/15/Campervan-Pitches-Sell-Out-For-Simply-Red-Raceday/ 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... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 13:47:26 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/94/15/Campervan-Pitches-Sell-Out-For-Simply-Red-Raceday/ 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.

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Jools Holland Booked for Sunday 29th May http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/93/15/Jools-Holland-Booked-for-Sunday-29th-May/ 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... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 17:29:33 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/93/15/Jools-Holland-Booked-for-Sunday-29th-May/ 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. 

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Simply Red to play at Cartmel http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/92/15/Simply-Red-to-play-at-Cartmel/ Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:09:41 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/92/15/Simply-Red-to-play-at-Cartmel/ British soul and pop band Simply Red are heading to the Cumbrian village of Cartmel for a day at the races. 

 

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Thirty years after introducing a generation to the joys of soul music through their irrepressible, irresistible rendition of the Valentine Brothers’ recession-themed classic Money’s Too Tight To Mention, Simply Red are back with a World Tour and a brand new album ‘Big Love.’ 

And next spring they will be performing after the races at Cartmel Racecourse on Saturday May 28 2016 in the first major post-racing concert ever be staged at the Cumbrian track.  

Tickets are expected to be hugely popular when they go on sale at 9am on Friday December 14. The band are acclaimed worldwide for hits including For Your Babies, Stars, If You Don’t Know Me By Now, Holding Back the Years and Fairground.

The announcement comes as it is revealed that music promoters Cuffe and Taylor have formed a partnership with Cartmel Racecourse to produce a weekend of live music. In addition to Simply Red on May 28 another act will be announced soon for Sunday May 29.

Cuffe and Taylor promote live music across the UK. The hugely successful Lytham Festival, Betley Concerts and Greenwich Music Time are among the company’s festivals and events, which has seen them work with artists including Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Billy Ocean, McBusted, Faithless, Collabro and Katherine Jenkins.

Next year the company is working with Simply Red at a number of festivals and director Peter Taylor said he is delighted to be able to bring them to Cartmel. He said: “We have long been impressed by the popularity of Cartmel Racecourse and it is with absolute pleasure that we are now in a position to announce that we are working with them.

“This is very exciting for everyone involved.  We are looking forward to working with the racecourse team and a wide range of Cumbrian suppliers to put together a professional and popular event which will include music from Simply Red next May.”

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Cartmel Champion Trainer to Stage Open Event http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/91/15/Cartmel-Champion-Trainer-to-Stage-Open-Event/ Sat, 19 Sep 2015 16:04:48 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/91/15/Cartmel-Champion-Trainer-to-Stage-Open-Event/ The event is due to get under way at 11.00am and members of the public will have the opportunity to see the horses, meet the jockeys and speak to the trainer.

Refreshments will be served, so while it is not necessary to let anyone know you are coming in advance, if you have an opportunity to e-mail your likely attendance to info@cartmelracecourse.co.uk,  it will help with catering arrangements.

There is also a medieval fayre taking place in the village, in and around the Priory,,, so there will be plenty to see and do. 

And if you're interested in taking a small interest in a horse, why not ask on the day about the syndication options available for racehorse ownership?

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Cartmel 2016 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/88/15/Cartmel-2016/ Cartmel has been allocated 9 fixtures for 2016, following the reinstatement of the Saturday afternoon fixture on the Whit Bank Holiday weekend, 28th May. The new two day June meeting has also been retained, as well as the two day... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:47:36 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/88/15/Cartmel-2016/ Cartmel has been allocated 9 fixtures for 2016, following the reinstatement of the Saturday afternoon fixture on the Whit Bank Holiday weekend, 28th May.

The new two day June meeting has also been retained, as well as the two day barbecue meeting in July and the two day Bank Holiday meeting in August. 

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The full fixture list is as follows:


2016 Fixtures

Saturday 28th May
Bank Holiday Monday 30th May
Wednesday 1st June

Friday 24th June
Sunday 26th June

Saturday 16th July
Monday 18th July

Saturday 27th August
Bank Holiday Monday 29th August

 

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Record Prize Fund http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/79/15/Record-Prize-Fund/ There will be a record purse of £407,000 on offer to connections of runners at Cartmel this season. Included within the most valuable programme of races ever scheduled for the Lakeland track are four Class 2 races - devised to... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:46:48 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/79/15/Record-Prize-Fund/ While the most valuable race of the season remains the Class 3 Totepool Cumbria Crystal Hurdle (at £26,000), there will be two new Class 2 races scheduled for the brand new raceday on Sunday 28th June - sponsored by Oakmere Homes.

The concluding day of the season, Bank Holiday Monday 31st August, will also include two Class 2 feature races on the seven race programme.  

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Happy Campers! http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/77/15/Happy-Campers/ The raceday camp sites are busier than ever this year and we've already sold all of the spaces available for campervans and caravans for the fixtures on 25th May and 18th July - although there are still pitches available for... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:46:00 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/77/15/Happy-Campers/ The raceday camp sites are busier than ever this year and we've already sold all of the spaces available for campervans and caravans for the fixtures on 25th May and 18th July - although there are still pitches available for tents on both dates.

While space remains for all forms of camping on the other six racedays, early booking is recommended - especially as we approach the busy Easter week.

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The camp site is booked by the race-meeting including two nights: the night before and the night following each raceday. Prices start from £30 per unit (for a two-night stay) and if you plan to attend both days racing at one of our meetings, you'll be required to book for four nights.

 

 

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Tickets Are Now On Sale http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/74/15/Tickets-Are-Now-On-Sale/ Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:21:26 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/74/15/Tickets-Are-Now-On-Sale/ carmel-racecourse latest-news Award Winning Cartmel http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/73/15/Award-Winning-Cartmel/ Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:18:39 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/73/15/Award-Winning-Cartmel/ The races inevitably have a significant impact on the village, given the large crowds  that attend. However, the racecourse management team employ a traffic management system and litter-pickers to ameliorate some of the the less beneficial impacts, while encouraging trade with local suppliers to boost the local economy.

The Unsworth Yard Brewery (Cartmel), Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, Furness Fish & Game and Willow Water all have tradestands at the races.

Meanwhile, several local sports clubs and the scouts help at the races and receive funds towards club activities as a result. The Cartmel Football Club, Cartmel Cricket Club and the Scouts are all based in the centre of the racecourse - as is the annual Agricultural Show.

The local schools also benefit from use of the racecourse - including the Primary School who use the area for their forest school lessons.

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Cartmel Nominated For 3 National Awards http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/72/15/Cartmel-Nominated-For-3-National-Awards/ Cartmel Racecourse has been short-listed for three national awards by a panel of judges acting on behalf of the Racecourse Association – the trade body for British racecourses – who manage the racing industry’s “Showcase” event next month on the... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:34:00 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/72/15/Cartmel-Nominated-For-3-National-Awards/ th November.]]>  

The popular Lakeland track has been nominated in the categories for “Food & Beverages”, “Operational Excellence” and “Corporate Social Responsibility” at the 2014 RCA Showcase Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation on Britain’s racecourses which takes place at Haydock Park Racecourse next month. Cartmel is one of just two racecourses which have reached the short-list for three separate awards, the other being Ascot. 

Cartmel Managing Director, Jonathan Garratt, said “This is a huge compliment to everyone who is involved with the racecourse: all of our staff, many local contractors and all of the local Clubs and associations that arrange their events here, many of whom also help us to run the racedays. 

“We have received our nomination for Corporate Social Responsibility as a direct result of the large amount of community participation on the site – everything from the Cubs and Scouts, through to the sports clubs, the dog-walkers, the Agricultural Show, various charitable events and even the annual fireworks display. Although I am delighted that the racecourse is receiving recognition for innovation and customer service, it is our involvement with the community that makes me proudest of all.” 

At the end of the evening one racecourse will be named overall Showcase Champion, as decided by an independent judging panel. 

RCA Racecourse Services Director Caroline Davies commented, “We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2014 Showcase Awards, and would like to congratulate Cartmel Racecourse on being a finalist three times over. It is a remarkable achievement. We received more entries than ever and the quality of those nominated by our judges was very high indeed.” 

The RCA Showcase Awards in the evening follow on from a daytime programme of guest speakers and discussion topics, which will this year focus on community work as well as the changing face of the customer.  Guest speakers include representatives of Great British Racing, Coral and Center Parcs as well as Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs. 

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2015 Fixtures Announced http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/71/15/2015-Fixtures-Announced/ The 2015 fixture list, including 8 race-days for Cartmel, was announced by the BHA on Monday 20th October. Cartmel's Summer programme, which includes four 2-day meetings, will commence on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May and end on Bank Holiday Monday 31st... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:01:05 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/71/15/2015-Fixtures-Announced/ The 2015 fixture list, including 8 race-days for Cartmel, was announced by the BHA on Monday 20th October.

Cartmel's Summer programme, which includes four 2-day meetings, will commence on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May and end on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August. There will be a brand new meeting in June on Friday 26th June and Sunday 28th June. 

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All eight racedays will be afternoon events. Tickets for the races will go on sale early in January, although annual membership packages for 2015 are available now.

The fixture list in full includes the following dates:

Bank Holiday Monday 25th May
Wednesday 27th May

Friday 26th June
Sunday 28th June

Saturday 18th July
Monday 20th July

Saturday 29th August
Bank Holiday Monday 31st August

 

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Celebrating a Great Coup http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/70/15/Celebrating-a-Great-Coup/ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:20:18 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/70/15/Celebrating-a-Great-Coup/ carmel-racecourse latest-news William Hill Sponsor Classiest Cartmel Race Ever http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/69/15/William-Hill-Sponsor-Classiest-Cartmel-Race-Ever/ The William Hill 80th Anniversary Handicap Hurdle on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August, will be the first Class 2 race ever run at Cartmel and will become the highest class race ever run at the track. The contest will have a... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:29:46 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/69/15/William-Hill-Sponsor-Classiest-Cartmel-Race-Ever/ Cartmel racecourse has long been the venue of choice for birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations of all kinds - so it is only right that William Hill should choose to celebrate their 80th year in business at the Lake district track.

Britain's biggest bookmaker will be supporting two races on the bumper Bank Holiday programme including the £20,000 Willaim Hill 80th Anniversary Handicap hurdle and the £12,000 On Your Mobile Handicap Steeplechase.

Total prize money for the day will be £65,000 making this the most valuable day's racing of the season.

 

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Lots of Happy Campers! http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/68/15/Lots-of-Happy-Campers/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:39:38 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/68/15/Lots-of-Happy-Campers/


If you didn’t know already, Cartmel Races has been offering campers the opportunity to join us for a sleep over at every race meeting in 2014. Camping has been so popular that we actually sold out for August last month. If you wish to book for 2015 please call after 14th February 2015 (Valentines Day) when all camping for all races days will go on sale.

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Village success story celebrated at Cartmel http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/66/15/Village-success-story-celebrated-at-Cartmel/ At a meeting where the food is almost as important as the horses, it is fitting that Unsworth’s Yard will be sponsoring the very last race of the two-day card at Cartmel this weekend. The Unswoth’s Yard Handicap Hurdle brings down... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:19:57 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/66/15/Village-success-story-celebrated-at-Cartmel/ At a meeting where the food is almost as important as the horses, it is fitting that Unsworth’s Yard will be sponsoring the very last race of the two-day card at Cartmel this weekend. The Unswoth’s Yard Handicap Hurdle brings down the curtain on the track’s Barbecue meeting on Monday, a race which celebrates one of the biggest success stories in Cartmel’s recent history.

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In little more than a decade, Unsworth’s Yard has been transformed from a struggling garage and car repair workshop into a thriving, vibrant foodie’s paradise. 

It boasts its own brewery, a wonderful cheese store which also sells artisan breads, a shop which started with one shelf of wines and now sells a wide range from around the world, a shop dedicated to kitchenalia, an excellent café and a gents’ barber shop. 

On the back of the success of these enterprises, Cartmel Food Market has been established and every Friday the village is abuzz with shoppers looking to stock up their larders from the mix of local produce and world foods sold from stalls in the shadow of the famous Priory. 

“We are very proud of what we have achieved” says Peter Unsworth, who with brother-in-law Mike Grunnill, runs the flourishing brewery, one which has recently doubled its capacity to meet the growing local demand. 

“My grandfather Ernest Unsworth founded Unsworth’s Yard in 1922 as a haulage and garage business and it did very well, but things began to decline about 15 years ago and we knew we had to change direction” he said. 

That change of course has taken the Yard into completely new waters, but with Cartmel Cheeses now established as one of the region’s best purveyors of high quality cheese and both the brewery and wine stores very much in demand, the future looks bright indeed. 

Cartmel’s two-day Barbecue meeting gets underway on Saturday when the feature races are the £25,000 Totepool Cumbria Crystal Hurdle, the £10,000 McGuinness Feeds Lady Riders Hurdle and the Champagne Louis Roederer Handicap Chase and concludes on Monday with another valuable card featuring the £10,000 Weatherbys Bank Hurdle. 

In the barbecue stakes, there are prizes on both Saturday and Monday for the most stylish barbecue on course while punters who want to get involved, but don’t have their own barbecue can take part in the on-course competition Ready Steady Q organised by the International BBQ Network.

 

CAPTION: In the shadow of the ancient Cartmel Priory, Unsworth’s Yard is one of the village’s success stories

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Racing UK Tour of Cartmel http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/64/15/Racing-UK-Tour-of-Cartmel/ Racing UK presenter Gordon Brown has completed a tour of Cartmel and is now going on a diet as a result. Watch Racing UK's short film, discover the village and meet some of our local race sponsors by clicking here. ... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:24:25 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/64/15/Racing-UK-Tour-of-Cartmel/ Racing UK presenter Gordon Brown has completed a tour of Cartmel and is now going on a diet as a result. Watch Racing UK's short film, discover the village and meet some of our local race sponsors by clicking here.

 

 

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BBQs at the Ready http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/63/15/BBQs-at-the-Ready/ Barbies will be at the ready at Cartmel for what is always one of the most popular fixtures of the season at the Cumbrian course on Saturday July 19 and Monday July 21.   The two-day Barbecue meeting, which features... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:16:42 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/63/15/BBQs-at-the-Ready/ Barbies will be at the ready at Cartmel for what is always one of the most popular fixtures of the season at the Cumbrian course on Saturday July 19 and Monday July 21.  

The two-day Barbecue meeting, which features the £25,000 Totepool Cumbria Crystal Hurdle as its centrepiece, is famous for its barbecue picnics and barbecue competitions as much as for the high quality racing.

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And there will be plenty of both over the two days with the Crystal Hurdle supported by the £10,000 Lady Riders Hurdle, the Hadwins Novices Hurdle and the Louis Roederer Handicap Chase on Saturday and another valuable card on Monday including the £10,000 Weatherbys Bank Hurdle.

In the barbecue stakes, there are prizes on both Saturday and Monday for the most stylish barbecue on course while punters who want to get involved, but don’t have their own barbecue can take part in the on-course competition Ready Steady Q organised by the International BBQ Network. 

And for those who do have the set-up, Cartmel has once again teamed up with Flookborough-based Furness Fish Poultry & Game Supplies to provide the perfect barbecue pack. 

The family-run company, which has been potting the famous Morecambe Bay shrimps for over 30 years, prides itself on sourcing and supplying high quality Cumbrian game. 

For just £24, Cartmel racegoers can pre-order BBQ packs made up of four Venison burgers, four chicken kebabs, four pork sausages and four rump stakes which they can collect from the Furness Fish Poultry and Game outlet on the day any time after the gates open at 11am. 

Clare Worrall of Furness Fish Poultry and Game said "We have been attending Cartmel Races for many years and the midsummer BBQ Race Days are always one of the most popular events.

“It gives us a great opportunity to show off our fabulous game produce, and while we remain famous for our Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimps we are also really proud to be offering top quality wild game from the estates of Cumbria".

“The packs are very popular as they include burgers with a distinctive flavour, chicken kebabs as well as Angus steaks and pork sausages from our own farm in the Forest of Bowland”.

She added:"Game is not only wild, natural and free range, but it is also low in cholesterol and high in protein making it one of the healthiest meats available. Our BBQ packs offer a great introduction to game meat and poultry for customers who have yet to experience the amazing taste and benefits of it for themselves".

BBQ packs can be ordered by phone on 015395 59544 or on-line at www.morecambebayshrimps.com or selected as an option when purchasing tickets for the races on-line at www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk

Racegoers will also be able to enjoy the Seafood Bar serving the famous Morecambe Bay Brown Shrimps as well as Scottish Smoked Salmon, poached salmon, local dressed crab, prawns and local lobster.

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For further information contact Jonathan Garratt on 01539 536340, John Sexton on 01539 533005 or 07760 623106 or Clare Worrall at Furness Fish Poultry and Game on 015395 59544 or furnessfish@yahoo.com

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McCoy Stars at Cartmel http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/62/15/McCoy-Stars-at-Cartmel/ Tue, 27 May 2014 09:44:57 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/62/15/McCoy-Stars-at-Cartmel/ Tony McCoy, who rode two winners from his two rides on Saturday, was quickly on the mark again with Never Never for top trainer Donald McCain in the Rowleys Catering At Cartmel Four Years Old Novices Hurdle and the Jonjo O’Neill-trained Clues And Arrows in the Tony Connell Memorial Novices Hurdle. 

Clues And Arrows’ victory was a happy consolation prize for trainer John Wade, whose runner Walser finished fourth as he has a share in the winner with owners Peter Pillar and Eric Crooks.

“Jonjo’s wife Jacqui put the three of us together when the horse came over from Ireland and I am glad she did as he has now won his last three races and is on the upgrade” said Wade. 

McCoy completed his three-timer and his second winner on the day for McCain with another impressive performance on Any Given Day, who made all to beat the fast finishing Maybe I Wont in the closing Swan Hotel & Spa Handicap Hurdle. 

“My wife is some trainer” exclaimed former Grand National-winning jockey Tony Dobbin after Jurisdiction shrugged off an absence of more than a year to win the Burlington Stone Grand Veterans Handicap Chase. 

Wilson Renwick took Jurisdiction to the front from the start and the 10-year-old kept battling away to repel all challengers. It looked as though he had thrown it away when blundering badly at the second last to hand the advantage to Bradley. 

However, Bradley repaid the compliment with an even worse mistake at the final fence which handed the lead back to Jurisdiction and this time Rose Dobbin’s kept on well to hold Rebecca’s Choice with something in hand. 

Renwick was completing a 29-1 double after winning the Bet On All UK Racing With Totepool Handicap Chase on the Ann Hamilton-trained Edmund.

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New Season Brings Enhanced Facilities for Racegoers http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/61/15/New-Season-Brings-Enhanced-Facilities-for-Racegoers/ A large number of small enhancements will welcome racegoers at Cartmel's first  racemeeting of the season on 24th, 26th and 28th May. In addition to a new PA system in the Paddock Enclosure, there is improved access to the Course... Fri, 23 May 2014 08:20:14 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/61/15/New-Season-Brings-Enhanced-Facilities-for-Racegoers/ The improvements result from the racecourse's policy to invest in both the facilities at the racecourse and prize money for the races and will benefit customers in both public enclosures.

Hard surfaces surrounding the Grandstand have been refurbished and landscaped using materials from Burlington Stone, sponsors of the Grand Veterans Steeplechase on Bank Holiday Monday. A life-size steel sculpture of a stallion overlooks the Parade Ring. The equestrian sculpture is on loan from local artist Andrew Kay.

The Conservatory Restaurant, located adjacent to the finishing straight, is another new feature for diners in 2014. Racegoers can enjoy a buffet lunch and afternoon tea while keeping their table for the duration of the races. While customers are advised to pre-book, there is likely to be some availability for racegoers looking for somewhere to dine on the day. The package price of £80 per person includes admission and parking. Customers who have already paid for admission will be able to book for £60 per person.

More excellent food and beverages, including many local specialities, can be found in the Tented Village. Located just behind the Conservatory Restaurant, the Tented Village features an outdoor big screen, a large public bar, the Winster Valley Brewery Real Ale Bar, the Cartmel Brewery Real Ale Bar, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, Morecambe Bay potted shrimps, seafood bar and pizzas.     

Paddock Enclosure patrons in the picnic area should immediately notice an improvement to the public address system for 2014. Meanwhile, the access drive to the Course Enclosure has been resurfaced and the junction with the Cark to Cartmel road improved.

 

 

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A Vintage Prize http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/60/15/A-Vintage-Prize/ Racegoers attending Cartmel's opening race-meet of the 2014 season on Saturday evening 24th May can win a fabulous trip to the Louis Roederer Vineyard and Chateau in Reims. The Champagne prize is the top award in the Louis Roederer Vintage... Sat, 17 May 2014 21:39:38 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/60/15/A-Vintage-Prize/ To enter, all racegoers need to do is to pick a decade and dress accordingly - it could be anything from the 1920s to 1970s. The best dressed racegoers will all be entered for the prize and the best dressed racegoer will be judged mid-way through the evening.

The prize is just part of the fun on Vintage Racenight. Anyone who has a vintage car (one that is zero rated for road-tax purposes) will be able to park in the picnic cap parks free of charge.

The prize for the best dressed competition includes flights and transfers for two people to Reims on the designated date of the tour. The Louis Roederer Vineyard and Chateau are not open to the public and access is by invitation only - so this is a very exclusive prize indeed. The prize includes a tutored Champagne tasting and lunch at the Chateau.

Racing on Saturday gets under way at 5.50pm. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance.  

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Back a Winner by Train http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/58/15/Back-a-Winner-by-Train/ ‘BACK A WINNER BY TRAIN’ UP AND RUNNING FOR 2014 WITH AINTREE JOINING THE SCHEME FOR SELECTED MEETINGS ... Now in its 28th year, this promotion rewards racegoers travelling by train with discounted admission and money off bets with... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:44:47 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/58/15/Back-a-Winner-by-Train/ ‘BACK A WINNER BY TRAIN’ UP AND RUNNING FOR 2014 WITH AINTREE JOINING THE SCHEME FOR SELECTED MEETINGS ...

Now in its 28th year, this promotion rewards racegoers travelling by train with discounted admission and money off bets with totepool.

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Racegoers using the train will benefit from upto a £4 discount on admission into the Paddock enclosures at participating racecourses (Thats us!) In addition to saving on admission, racegoers have the opportunity of enjoying £2 off a toteplacepot bet of £5 or more. Customers who wish to take advantage of the ‘Back a Winner by Train’ promotion, need to collect a voucher from either their departing or arriving station, then can be presented at the pedestrian Paddock Enclosure at the desired course. Vouchers are not available on board trains.

More details available here http://www.tpexpress.co.uk/tickets-offers/offers/back-a-winner/

 

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Wedding Fayre on Sunday 30th March http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/57/15/Wedding-Fayre-on-Sunday-30th-March/ Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:34:35 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/57/15/Wedding-Fayre-on-Sunday-30th-March/ If you're planning a wedding in the near future, don't miss the Cartmel Wedding Fayre, staged in the fabulous Louis Roederer Restaurant on the first floor of the Grandstand between 1.00pm until 4.00pm on Sunday 30th March.

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The fayre will bring together a selection of local businesses, each of whom provide services for weddings and private functions. Admission is free of charge and there will be discount vouchers available for brides who make their bookings at or soon after the Fayre.

Rowleys at Cartmel, the caterers at the Grandstand, will also be on hand to provide samples of their food.

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Cartmel Panellists Do Battle At Cheltenham http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/56/15/Cartmel-Panellists-Do-Battle-At-Cheltenham/ Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:46:27 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/56/15/Cartmel-Panellists-Do-Battle-At-Cheltenham/ carmel-racecourse latest-news Raceday Camping Now Available http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/55/15/Raceday-Camping-Now-Available/ Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:42:07 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/55/15/Raceday-Camping-Now-Available/ carmel-racecourse latest-news Annual Membership http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/51/15/Annual-Membership/ Annual Membership packages are available for the 2014 season at a cost of £110. Applications should be directed to the racecourse office. The deadline for existing members to renew parking spaces ahead of 2014 is 14th February. After this date,... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:38:53 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/51/15/Annual-Membership/ Annual Membership packages are available for the 2014 season at a cost of £110. Applications should be directed to the racecourse office. The deadline for existing members to renew parking spaces ahead of 2014 is 14th February. After this date, parking spaces may be offered to those on the waiting list.

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Badges cost £110 and admit to the Paddock Enclosure for all Cartmel racedays in 2014 plus more than 30 other racedays at tracks in Britain and Ireland.

There are also dedicated bar facilities for annnual members in the Paddock Enclosure.

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2014 Fixture List Announced http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/48/15/2014-Fixture-List-Announced/ Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:05:55 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/48/15/2014-Fixture-List-Announced/  

 

The fixture list will take a similar shape to the previous season including the following dates:

 

Saturday evening 24th May
Bank Holiday Monday 26th May
Wednesday 28th May

Saturday 19th July
Monday 21st July

Saturday 23rd August
Bank Holiday Monday 25th August

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Soul Magic Makes History http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/47/15/Soul-Magic-Makes-History/ Soul Magic became the most prolific winner in the history of Cartmel Racecourse, on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August, by winning his seventh race at the track - equalling the tally of Deep Mystery who also won seven races between 1998... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:21:19 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/47/15/Soul-Magic-Makes-History/ The Harriet Graham trained gelding is eleven years old, so it is hoped that there is still time for him to return to Cartmel and win more races next year.

Soul Magic made ground on the final bend to take the Win A Mini Handicap Steeplechase over 2 miles, 1 furlong.

 

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Call Out for Sandra Newton http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/39/15/Call-Out-for-Sandra-Newton/ Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:07:36 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/39/15/Call-Out-for-Sandra-Newton/  

Message for Sandra Newton who visited the racecourse office at the end of the last race meeting...

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...if you are out there, please can you call the racecourse office on 015395 36340.

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Racing UK For £10 Per Month http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/36/15/Racing-UK-For-10-Per-Month/ Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:20:27 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/36/15/Racing-UK-For-10-Per-Month/ We've got a special offer for Cartmel customers - a subscription to Racing UK for less than half price for four months. Read on...

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North-West Evening Mail BBQ Offer http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/35/15/North-West-Evening-Mail-BBQ-Offer/ Sun, 14 Jul 2013 14:45:44 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/35/15/North-West-Evening-Mail-BBQ-Offer/ Bookings must be made in advance and to prove that you are a reader of the North West Evening Mail, you'll need to bring a copy with you to the races. You'll be able to use the marquee facility as your base for the day and you'll have access to a cash bar, tote staff and TVs, so that you won't miss any of the racing action.

The BBQ meal will be two courses and includes an option for vegetarians. The North West Evening Mail offer is subject to availability.

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Britain's Best BBQ Chefs Gather at Cartmel http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/34/15/Britain-s-Best-BBQ-Chefs-Gather-at-Cartmel/ The International Barbecue Network will be returning to Cartmel Racecourse, on Saturday 20th July and Monday 22nd July, to coordinate the biggest BBQ competition of the year on a racecourse. Members of the public will be able to enter on... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 14:27:56 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/34/15/Britain-s-Best-BBQ-Chefs-Gather-at-Cartmel/ The International Barbecue Network will be returning to Cartmel Racecourse, on Saturday 20th July and Monday 22nd July, to coordinate the biggest BBQ competition of the year on a racecourse. Members of the public will be able to enter on the day.

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The July meeting at Cartmel Racecourse is famous for its barbecues and this year the management team is anticipating more than ever before.

In addition to a prize for the most stylish picnic or barbecue on each of the two racedays, the International Barbecue Network will be coordinating their public competition: Ready Steady Q. Similar to the TV format, competitors will be given a bag of mystery ingredients and asked to barbecue a fantastic meal within 30 minutes.

The winners from each round will compete in a final at the end of the day. Children will be encouraged to join in the fun too, with some rounds restricted to younger BBQ chefs.

Thew contest will take place in the Course Enclosure, close to the large screen in the centre and racegoers are recommended to enter early to ensure a place in the competition.

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Girls Make History At Cartmel http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/32/15/Girls-Make-History-At-Cartmel/ Thu, 30 May 2013 12:19:44 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/32/15/Girls-Make-History-At-Cartmel/ For the first time on Wednesday, female riders finished in the top three places as leading jockeys on the day in the Cartmel Jockeys Challenge.

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A hundred years on from the suffragette Derby and the girls were making a piece of history of their own at Cartmel yesterday.

For the first time, female riders finished in the top three places as leading jockeys on the day in the Cartmel Jockeys Challenge.

It was only last year that Lucy Alexander broke the stranglehold of the male jockeys to win a daily prize in the Challenge and she was at it again yesterday with a winner, two seconds and a third from her rides at the track.

And in testing conditions that ought to have favoured male muscle over female finesse, she was followed to the top of the table by Samantha Drake and Emma Sayer, who each netted a winner and a third.

The Cartmel Jockeys Challenge, sponsored by the Swan Hotel & Spa at Newby Bridge, was introduced in 2008 and has so far been the preserve of make jockeys with Richie McGrath winning the inaugural competition, Graham Lee successful in 2009 and 2010 and Jason Maguire the winner in 2011 and 2012.

After three rounds of this year’s competition and with just four more rounds to go, Lucy Alexander leads the way on 11 points ahead of Danny Cook and Derek Fox, who are tied for second place on nine.

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A 499-1 winner guaranteed in Cartmel feature! http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/30/15/A-499-1-winner-guaranteed-in-Cartmel-feature/ Sun, 26 May 2013 08:50:41 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/30/15/A-499-1-winner-guaranteed-in-Cartmel-feature/ Someone is guaranteed to be paid out at odds of 499-1 on the winner at Cartmel’s biggest race of the year, the Totepool Cumbria Crystal Hurdle in July.

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Someone is guaranteed to be paid out at odds of 499-1 on the winner at Cartmel’s biggest race of the year, the Totepool Cumbria Crystal Hurdle in July.

A sweepstake is being held on the race in aid of St Mary’s Hospice at Ulverston and with a prize of £500 for drawing the winner of the big race on July 20, the holder of the £1 ticket is guaranteed the bumper pay-out.

Cartmel is throwing its weight behind this very worthy cause, one of the biggest charities in the South Lakes after St Mary’s Hospice lost its charity day at the course last season when the August Bank Holiday fixture was abandoned due to waterlogging.

As well as the £500 prize for the winner, there are prizes of £200 for the runner-up, £100 for the third horse, £50 for the fourth, £25 for the fifth and sixth and £20 for any other horse drawn.

The prize money has been donated, so the money from every ticket sold will go to the Hospice, which does fantastic work for people across the South Lakes.

Tickets for the sweepstake will go on sale at the racecourse this weekend at £1 each or £5 a book of five and will also be on sale at the fixtures on Bank Holiday Monday and on Wednesday.

 

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We’re giving every one of our customers the opportunity to win a year’s free subscription to Racing UK worth in excess of £240 per year. Racing UK is the premier independent horseracing broadcaster in the UK and Ireland and is dedicated to broadcasting more than 650 live race meetings a year with commentary, debate and tipping from 33 of the UK’s top racecourses. 

If you never want to miss another race from Cartmel, tune in to Racing UK by going to Sky 432 (UK, NI, ROI), Virgin Media 536 (UK, NI), UPC 411 (ROI), Freeview 231 or online at www.racinguk.com. Racing UK can also viewed online at www.racinguk.com where you can watch the replays of Cartmel races again and again and again! 

To have your chance of winning this fantastic prize, all you have to do is register your name, address, e-mail and phone number with us. The simplest way to do this is to purchase some race tickets through the online booking system at cartmel-racecourse.co.uk. However, no purchase is necessary and you may also enter by posting your contact details* to Cartmel Racecourse at the address on this e-mail or entering one of our racecard competitions before the end of the season in August.

* we won’t pass your contact details to a third party, but you are likely to receive information from us regarding events at the racecourse and our related partners. If you’d prefer not to receive this information, please state clearly when you submit your contact details.

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‘BACK A WINNER BY TRAIN’ IS JUST CHAMPION FOR 2013 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/24/15/BACK-A-WINNER-BY-TRAIN-IS-JUST-CHAMPION-FOR-2013/ Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:24:34 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/24/15/BACK-A-WINNER-BY-TRAIN-IS-JUST-CHAMPION-FOR-2013/  

 

Yorkshire-based Amy Ryan, who last season became the first female rider to be crowned outright Britain’s Champion Apprentice Jockey, gives her support to the latest ‘Back a Winner by Train’ campaign from local train operators, First TransPennine Express (FTPE) and Northern Rail.

Amy, who rode 40 winners last season, said “Going to the races has never been as easy and popular as it is today.

 “Getting there is also really easy and convenient and travelling by train offers punters great value with money off the cost of admission.”

Racegoers using the train will benefit from upto a £4 discount on admission into the Grandstand & Paddock enclosures at participating racecourses.

In addition to saving on admission, racegoers have the opportunity of enjoying £2 off a toteplacepot bet of £5 or more.

Customers who wish to take advantage of the ‘Back a Winner by Train’ promotion, need to collect a voucher from either their departing or arriving station, then can be presented at the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure at the desired course. Vouchers are not available on board trains.

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Cartmel's richest ever race http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/19/15/Cartmel-s-richest-ever-race/ Wed, 02 Jan 2013 10:51:13 +0100 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/19/15/Cartmel-s-richest-ever-race/

Plans are being finalised for Cartmel's richest ever race - the inaugrial running of which took place in July last year.

The hurdle race, run over two miles six furlongs, will be the main event on a seven race card on Saturday 20th July, 2013. The race was won by What A Steel in a really competitive race which attracted runners from all over Britain and included represenetatives from several top trainers.

The trophy for the big race was specially commissioned last year from Cumbria Crystal - a bespoke full lead crystal cup, designed by Cumbria Crystal’s Managing Director and designer Katy Holford.

Hand made by skilled craftsmen from the company’s glasshouse on the edge of the Lake District, the Cup has a running engraving of racing horses expertly carved into the rim of the centre bowl by Master Engraver, Neil Yates. This is complemented by a row of simple flute cuts, giving the trophy a classic, timeless elegance.

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Annual Membership Available Now http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/3/15/Annual-Membership-Available-Now/ Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:38:56 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/3/15/Annual-Membership-Available-Now/

2013 Annual Membership packages are available for the bargain price of £105 (there is an additional concession for 2012 members in recognition of the abandonment of our popular August Bank Holiday fixture in 2012).

Annual Membership allows our members admission to each of the seven racedays in 2013 and free parking for one car in the Paddock Enclosure plus more than 30 free days at other racecourses in Britain and Ireland.

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2013 Fixtures Dates Are Out! http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/2/15/2013-Fixtures-Dates-Are-Out/ Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:37:15 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/2/15/2013-Fixtures-Dates-Are-Out/

We've been allocated 7 days for 2013 including a fantastic 2-day meeting in July.

Saturday evening 25th May

Bank Holiday Monday 27th May

Wednesday 29th May

Saturday 2oth July

Monday 22nd July

Saturday 24th August

Bank Holiday Monday 26th August

For more information, 8.30am - 5.30pm (Mon - Fri)

Tel:  015395 36340.

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Peter Bowen hits the mark in Cartmel feature http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/4/15/Peter-Bowen-hits-the-mark-in-Cartmel-feature/ Peter Bowen, who drew a blank at Cartmel on Saturday, made up for it in style when Lamboro Lad made the most of a polished Jamie Moore ride to take the featured Betfair Boosts Prize Money at Cartmel Handicap Chase... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:39:59 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/4/15/Peter-Bowen-hits-the-mark-in-Cartmel-feature/

As the runners headed down by the woodside with two to jump, Olympian Boy must have been trading at odds on with the betting exchange as he seemed to be cantering all over his rivals with Paul Moloney not moving a muscle on board.

But after cruising to the front jumping the last, the recent Newton Abbot winner quickly ran out of steam on the long run in and Moore’s persistence on Lamboro Lad carried him into the lead and away for a comfortable 14 lengths success. Olympian Boy finished the same distance ahead of the third horse Iona Days.

Lucy Alexander, the most exciting female jump jockey for a long time, produced another tip-top performance in the saddle to bring home 20-1 shot Pete in the Betfair Sponsors The Stable Staff Canteen Handicap Chase.

Not many riders get the better of Jason Maguire in a tight finish, but just when it seemed he would complete a quick double with Saturday’s Cartmel winner Red Kingdom, Pete came through to snatch it by half-a-length.

Trainer Barry Murtagh was full of praise for his jockey saying: “Pete has ability, but is a very frustrating horse and doesn’t always do himself justice, but Lucy has given him a peach of a ride here. That was a great riding performance”.

The win means Lucy Alexander is now a close second behind Jason Maguire in this year’s Cartmel Jockeys’ Challenge.

The disappointment of having victory snatched away for Red Kingdom’s trainer Dianne Sayer did not last long as the Penrith handler was quickly on the mark with Solis in the Burlington Stone Handicap Hurdle.

Although there were doubts about the gelding’s ability to see out the 2m6f trip, jockey Ryan Mania convinced owner Dennis Coppola to run and the decision was fully justified with an easy victory by 13 lengths from Dundock.

Alan Lamont has had lots of winners all over the country, but the Scotsman, who now lives in Leicester had never had a runner at Cartmel before Nodforms Violet won the Betfair Don’t Settle For Less Beginners Chase.

“When I lived in Edinburgh, I used to spend every bank holiday at Cartmel. I would travel down, stay at Grange-over-Sands and come racing here and I always said I would love to have a runner here. It’s a fantastic place and I am delighted that my first runner is a winner” he said.

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Alistair Whillans lands Cumbria Crystal Hurdle http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/5/15/Alistair-Whillans-lands-Cumbria-Crystal-Hurdle/ Sat, 21 Jul 2012 11:41:12 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/5/15/Alistair-Whillans-lands-Cumbria-Crystal-Hurdle/

As the runners came to the second last, David Pipe’s highly fancied Shoegazer was in front despite topweight, but with most of his 14 rivals still in close contention.

However, he began to tire on the run to the last and Dineur regained the lead, but What A Steel, who had been much nearer last than first in the early part of the race, continued to pick up ground relentlessly and surged to the front over a furlong out to win by two-and-a-half lengths at 14-1.

Peter Bowen’s 20-1 shot Dineur was second with Kim Bailey’s Valento staying on for third at 28-1.

It was a great win for Whillans who said: “I thought he would run well, but it was such a competitive race that I thought we would be up against it”

He should have banked on the belief of Gretna owners John and Sheila Wright, who had high hopes as an excited Mr Wright explained: “Cartmel has always been a lucky track for us. We had our first ever winner here with Copplestone in 2006 and have had other winners here too”.

Lucy Alexander, whose stock continues to rise, rode a peach of a race on Constant Contact to win the Cartmel Cheeses Lady Riders Handicap Hurdle, the first race of its kind to be staged at the course.

The 11-4 joint favourite looked likely to be trapped in a pocket when left short of racing room by the weakening Tough Talkin Man, but cleverly switched by his talented rider, Donald McCain’s gelding came round the outside to beat Hawkhill, who got the better of Cool Baranca in the battle for second.

Nigel Twiston Davies lost his chance of winning the big race when Royal Riviera was pulled out, but he still made the long trip from Gloucestershire pay with a better than 12-1 first and last race double with Foundry Square and Desolait, both ridden by his son Sam.

 

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Katie Walsh banking on Henderson duo http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/7/15/Katie-Walsh-banking-on-Henderson-duo/ Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:43:33 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/7/15/Katie-Walsh-banking-on-Henderson-duo/ And she may get her wish if Lieutenant Miller beats the odds and gets a run in the big race of the day, the £28,000 added Totepool.com Cumbria Crystal Hurdle.

Lieutenant Miller’s trainer Nicky Henderson, who has never had a runner at the Cumbrian course, explained: “Henry Ponsonby, who owns Lieutenant Miller is very keen for the horse to run, but he is well down the handicap and needs a lot to come out.

“If the miracle happens and he does get into the race, then I would probably run Cape Express in the Lady Riders Handicap Hurdle, something I would be a lot happier to do if I could get Katie Walsh to ride him.

“Cape Express is a good young horse who has won his two races so far, but is still eligible to run in a novice hurdle so there is no rush to put him in a handicap. Even so, if Katie would ride, it would be extremely tempting” said Henderson.

The trainer added: “I can’t really see Lieutenant Miller getting into his race though and it would be a long way to send just one horse when I have other options, so the odds are stacked against it”.

Katie Walsh had originally planned to ride in the ladies race on the Flat at Ascot this weekend, but could now be left without a ride.

Her father Ted Walsh explained: “We think that her planned ride is now not going to run and, if so, then she would dearly love to get across to Cartmel to ride in the Cartmel Cheeses Handicap Hurdle if there is a ride going”.

With Britain’s top female jump jockey Lucy Alexander scheduled to ride Constant Contact for Cartmel’s leading trainer Donald McCain, it would make for a fantastic match-up if Katie does pick up a ride in the race, especially if Cape Express makes it.

 

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Pipe targets Cartmel’s biggest ever prize http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/6/15/Pipe-targets-Cartmel-s-biggest-ever-prize/ Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:42:23 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/6/15/Pipe-targets-Cartmel-s-biggest-ever-prize/ Pipe has plenty of entries, but the master of Pond House plans to have just one runner – in the big one.

"Cartmel have done a brilliant job with this meeting with the prize money they are putting up and I shall certainly be running either Shoegazer or Decoy in the Cumbria Crystal Trophy.

“At the moment, I am leaning towards Shoegazer, who won’t mind the ground however it turns out and is in good form as he won very nicely at Southwell last Sunday.

“The problem is that he does have a lot of weight, but he is an improving horse and I think he will be the one representing me” said Pipe.

 

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Cartmel unveils trophy for richest ever race http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/8/15/Cartmel-unveils-trophy-for-richest-ever-race/ Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:44:52 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/8/15/Cartmel-unveils-trophy-for-richest-ever-race/ The race, run over two miles six furlongs will be the main event on a seven race card on Saturday which carries a course record of £80,000 in prize money. With a further £45,000 for the second stage next Monday, it will be the biggest weekend in Cartmel’s history.

The trophy for the big race has been specially commissioned from Cumbria Crystal and they have lived up to the task by producing a bespoke full lead crystal cup, designed by Cumbria Crystal’s Managing Director and designer Katy Holford.

Hand made by skilled craftsmen from the company’s glasshouse on the edge of the Lake District, the Cup has a running engraving of racing horses expertly carved into the rim of the centre bowl by Master Engraver, Neil Yates. This is complemented by a row of simple flute cuts, giving the trophy a classic, timeless elegance.

As the sole remaining producers of hand-blown and hand-cut full lead English crystal, Cumbria Crystal concentrates on making everything by hand using traditional techniques and refusing to make products overseas or use automated manufacturing methods.

Katy Holford says, “We are honoured to have been asked to design the prestigious Cumbria Crystal Cup which we hope will be an integral part of Cartmel Races for many years to come.

“Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Lake District, using skilled and experienced craftsmen, we take pride in making exceptional crystal that will be treasured for generations. In Neil Yates, we have one of the most talented engravers in Britain.

“This commission was both a challenge and a pleasure to create and we look forward to seeing it presented to the winner on the day.”

 

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Barbecue stars bid to represent Britain in USA http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/9/15/Barbecue-stars-bid-to-represent-Britain-in-USA/ Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:46:05 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/9/15/Barbecue-stars-bid-to-represent-Britain-in-USA/ With the July meeting traditionally Cartmel’s summer barbecue fixture, some of Britain’s top exponents of this form of cooking will be in action with a prize of representing the nation at an international Barbecue Competition in the United States on the line.

“Some of the best Pit teams are taking part in the ‘Frenchs Pit Master series’ to discover which team will head to the Jack Daniels Invitational at Lynchburg, Tennessee in October to represent the UK” said Toby Shea, director of the International BBQ Network.

The International BBQ Network is staging two days of competitions to coincide with the races at Cartmel on Saturday, July 21 and Monday, July 23.

“The Pit Master is the big one and teams will be working through the night on Sunday ready to hand in their dishes to the judges on the Monday.

“But we shall also be running two fast-paced and fun grilling competitions in which contestants get 45 minutes to create a dish from mystery ingredients on a gas barbecue. All you need do is bring yourself as our sponsors provide everything else” Shea added.

And with barbecues a family affair, there will also be competitions for the youngsters with juniors (aged seven to 12) and teens (13-17) having their own competitions.

In addition, for the less competitive racegoers who still enjoy a barbecue at Cartmel, the racecourse is again putting up a special prize for the ‘best-presented barbecue’ at the two-day fixture.

The racing on July 21 gets under way at 2.25pm and the seven race card will be the richest ever staged at Cartmel with £80,000 in prize money with the feature race the £28,000 added Totepool.com Cumbria Crystal Hurdle the most valuable race ever run at the track.

Monday July 23 is Betfair Barbecue Day and with £45,000 in prize money for the seven races and is the second richest day ever. The first race is due off at 2.15pm

 

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Pre-order your BBQ Pack from Furness Fish & Game http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/10/15/Pre-order-your-BBQ-Pack-from-Furness-Fish-Game/ Wed, 23 May 2012 11:47:11 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/10/15/Pre-order-your-BBQ-Pack-from-Furness-Fish-Game/ Order a BBQ pack to collect and cook at the races, from Furness Fish & Game who are renowned for their quality local  produce.



The BBQ pack, which costs just £20 contains top quality local produce including:

  • 4 x Aberdeen Angus Rump Steaks
  • 4 x Wild Venison Burgers
  • 4 x Award Winning Sausages
  • 4 x Thai Chicken Kebabs.
You can order either direct from Furness Fish & Game on 01539 559544 or via the Cartmel website



All you need to bring is a BBQ and some buns!



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Win £5,000 of Diamond Jewellery http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/11/15/Win-5-000-of-Diamond-Jewellery/ Mon, 21 May 2012 11:49:20 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/11/15/Win-5-000-of-Diamond-Jewellery/














The competition is just part of the fun that will attract visitors to one of Cumbria's largest Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which continues on Bank Holiday Monday 4th June with a day of family fun and Wednesday 6th June, which also falls within the school half term.





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International BBQ Contest Comes To Cartmel http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/12/15/International-BBQ-Contest-Comes-To-Cartmel/ Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:50:26 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/12/15/International-BBQ-Contest-Comes-To-Cartmel/






The winners of the Pit Masters Series Final will qualify for the Jack Daniels Challenge in the USA - and will receive funding towards the once in a lifetime trip. To join the IBQN and enter the contest, follow the link below.







www. ibqn.com - http://ibqn.com/?page_id=131







Racegoers who are serious about their BBQs, but not quite serious enough to stay up all night, can enter the "lighter" version called "Ready Steady Q" in which contestants are given a box of mystery ingredients from which to produce a quick BBQ meal.







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Peppa Pig to visit Cartmel Racecourse http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/14/15/Peppa-Pig-to-visit-Cartmel-Racecourse/ Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:53:08 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/14/15/Peppa-Pig-to-visit-Cartmel-Racecourse/






A real favourite with children and many adults too, Peppa will be meeting and greeting racegoers within the Course Enclosure. 







Admission to the Course Enclosure costs £12 for adults on the day, £10 for senior citizens. 







Children aged 16 and under are admitted free of charge as long as they are with a responsible adult. Futher discounts are available for tickets booked in advance.]]>
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Cartmel Steeplechase Dinner - Friday 24th August 2012 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/13/15/Cartmel-Steeplechase-Dinner---Friday-24th-August-2012/ Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:51:37 +0200 http://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/news/13/15/Cartmel-Steeplechase-Dinner---Friday-24th-August-2012/






The inaugural presentation of our Cartmel Award for Outstanding Achievement was a great success and nominations included Tony McCoy, Donald McCain, Father Robert Bailey (who retired from Cartmel Priory in 2011), Jean and Howard Johns (who make the famed Sticky Toffee Pudding) and the eventual winner - Tom Newby (who has put in more than 50 years of assistance on the groundstaff team at Cartmel).







The evening is hosted by our Racecourse Directors in a special marquee at Holker Hall and celebrates all that is good about the world of jump racing, the wide range of participants, and especially the unique atmosphere generated by racing at Cartmel.







The dinner takes place between the first two days of the Cartmel August Festival and complements the carnival atmosphere by providing an opportunity for some of our top trainers to let their hair down! 







In addition to a fine dinner, there will be dancing until midnight and entertaining speeches. For tickets and further information, please contact the Racecourse Office on 015395 36340.]]>
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