Home - Cartmel Racecourse

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. 

 

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.”

LATEST NEWS

Page 1 of 21  > >>

Friday, July 21, 2017

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.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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.