Owner & Trainer Information - Cartmel Racecourse




Owner & Trainer Information

When You Own A Horse Running At Cartmel...

We know that every day your horse runs it will be a special day for you. Not every owner can stand in the Winners' Enclosure on each raceday, but we still hope that you will really enjoy your visit to Cartmel.

We offer all owners six admission badges per runner. Please note that these badges are for your guests and should not be transferred for cash. Syndicates and Clubs may purchase additional admission badges for joint-owners at half price from the Owners & Trainers Entrance.

New – FREE lunch for Owners & Trainers


Owners & Trainers Bar

We have relocated the Owners & Trainers Bar to a position just 30m north of the Parade – to improve your view of the Parade Ring and your horses. The bar also has a view of the large screen opposite the Parade Ring.

We shall be offering all Owners & Trainers a free lunch – served as a buffet in the Owners & Trainers Bar. Please note that tickets for lunch must be obtained in person by the appropriate individual from the Owners & Trainers Ticket Hut on entry to the racecourse and will be limited to four per owner (irrespective of the number of runners) and two per trainer. Additional lunch tickets may be purchased at cost price, subject to availability. 

Lunch tickets must be picked up by the individual or lead-syndicate /partnership member named in the race programme – please bring your PASS card for identification. Tickets are not transferable unless expressly requested, by the owner, by telephone on the day before racing.


Owners & Trainers parking will be provided on the outside of the racecourse in Car Park 2 – located to the north of the Paddock Enclosure and approximately 60m from the new Owners and Trainers Bar. The new parking area will provide more space for owners and a shorter distance to walk to the Parade Ring – as well as easier access / exit. Vehicles will no longer have to wait for the gaps between races in order to leave as the car park is on the outside of the track. Owners and Trainers will still be welcome to picnic next to their vehicles – which can be parked adjacent to the running rail, subject to available space.

Access & General Directions  

Most racegoers approach the racecourse by car from junction 36 of the M6 and the A590. The new Owners & Trainers parking area is located north of the Paddock Enclosure and is signposted with temporary, yellow, event signage from High Newton. Please look out for signs to the ‘Paddock’. We also arrange a bus service between the racecourse and Cark train station (costs £4 return) before and after racing for those travelling by rail. Helicopters can be landed if notice is given in advance.

In order to access the Owners and Trainers Car Park, follow the same route as normal (as directed by the yellow event signage) until the end of Greenbank Lane, just opposite the racecourse, where you will be directed to the right - towards the new parking area.

Badge Allocation

We offer all owners six admission badges per runner. If one syndicate owns two runners, they will therefore be allocated twelve badges and eighteen badges for three runners, etc. Please note that these badges are for your guests and should not be transferred for cash. Syndicates and Clubs may purchase additional admission badges for joint-owners at half price from the Owners & Trainers Entrance. All badges are allocated at the Owners & Trainers Office, which is located adjacent to the track in Car Park 2. Badge holders will be required to scan their tickets on entry to (or exit from) the racecourse during racing.

Trainers and jockeys are admitted to the racecourse for work purposes (with or without runners) and we appreciate that they may wish to employ a driver or bring a family member – to whom we’d be pleased to allocate a Paddock Enclosure admission badge. Please note however, that these badges are not intended to be transferable. To assist with the scanning process at the racecourse exits and entrances, we’d be grateful if all metal badge holders (including racehorse trainers, BHA badge holders and RCA badges holders) could obtain a day-pass at the Owners and Trainers Office for scanning purposes.

Restaurant Offer

The Owners & Trainers Bar does not have enough seats to guarantee every person a seat at the same time – it is therefore not possible to reserve space in this facility. However, if you would like to reserve a table for the day, we currently have a limited amount of space in the Conservatory Restaurant - located in the main hospitality marquee. The Conservatory Restaurant package includes an excellent buffet lunch and afternoon tea – plus you will be able to keep your table for the full duration of racing, providing a useful base for the day. The package price will be half price for owners and trainers. We strongly recommend reserving your space in advance of the race-day as availability is limited. To book or ask any further questions, please call the racecourse office on 015395 36340.

We would be delighted to speak to you and ascertain the names of anyone who will be picking up badges on your behalf – or indeed if you will be picking up all of the badges yourself. Please e-mail us with your contact details (this message is distributed on our behalf by Weatherbys – so we do not necessarily have your e-mail address) or give us a call. (info@cartmel-racecourse.co.uk or 015395 36340).


We really would appreciate your feedback on the new bar and parking arrangements (including free lunch) which will help us to direct our budget in future years  

We look forward to seeing you and wish you a safe journey and the best of luck.