The long tradition of racing at Cartmel was started by the monks from Cartmel Priory in the 12th Century.
The Whit Holiday Races have been a feature of the Racing Calendar since 1856 and there are now nine race days to enjoy each year at Cartmel, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Lakeland fells.

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Good to Soft, Soft in Places

Dogs Welcome

Picnics Allowed (Including alcohol)

NEXT MEETING 25th may 2019 TICKETS available now


Head groundsman at Cartmel Racecourse lends expertise to Aintree for the ‘most famous horse race in the world’

5th April 2019 THE expert head groundsman from Cartmel Racecourse is bound for Aintree this weekend where he will play a crucial role in the 2019 Grand National. Gary Sharp, 40, has worked at the south Cumbria course since 2002, ensuring the track is in peak condition for each of its nine race days every year. But tomorrow […]

Rising star chef Tom Barnes will have one eye on the finishing line as he produces Lakes-inspired cuisine at Cartmel Racecourse

3rd April 2019 Tom will take the reins at Rogan & Co at the Races - the exclusive new restaurant set to open at Cartmel Racecourse in May.

Award-winning radio presenter to host exclusive 1856 Lounge at Cartmel Racecourse

14th March 2019 Popular breakfast show host Danny Matthews will take the lead in the VIP cocktail lounge at Cartmel for each of its nine race days this year.