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.

Official Going

Good to Soft, Soft in Places

Dogs Welcome

Picnics Allowed (Including alcohol)

NEXT MEETING 25th may 2019 TICKETS available now


Cheltenham Festival 2019 preview evening at Cartmel Racecourse. Wednesday 6th March.

28th January 2019 We are pleased to introduce three great experts in their field to this year’s Cheltenham Festival Preview evening panel. James Moffatt – A Cartmel born and bred trainer who was previously a National Hunt jockey, when he won the Scottish Champion Hurdle and the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. He has since achieved great […]

Sir Cliff Richard to perform at Cartmel Races

12th November 2018 Cartmel Racecourse are delighted to announce that Sir Cliff Richard will be performing at an open-air concert live at Cartmel Races on Friday 28th June 2019. Early Bird Tickets go on sale at 10.00am Sunday 18th November! Following the popularity of previous live music concerts including Boyzone, Tom Jones and Simply Red, Cartmel Racecourse are […]

Cartmel Racecourse scoops illustrious award at RCA Showcase

9th November 2018 The Racecourse Association (RCA) is delighted to announce that Cartmel Racecourse has scooped the Racing Post Readers’ Award at the ninth annual RCA Showcase & Awards. Held on Thursday 8th November, the Showcase & Awards, partnered by Moët Hennessy, Racing Breaks, Racing Post and Great British Racing (GBR), celebrate excellence and innovation in racecourse customer […]