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 We are looking forward to Summer 2021

It looks like with a bit of luck we will be seeing you here this summer!

New regulations mean the site you all love will have to look a bit different this year - so you may find your favourite spot is not available.

Please know we are setting up the site to allow as many spectators as possible, whilst making sure we are following all of the required regulations.

Thank you all for your patience and support.

Dates for your diaries

Whit Weekend Racing              Saturday 29th May, Bank Holiday Monday 31st May, Wednesday 2nd June

Music & Family Racing            Friday 25th June, Sunday 27th June

Summer Racing                         Saturday 17th July, Monday 19th July

Cartmel Cup & Finale               Saturday 28th August, Monday 30th August

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

Resting and Repairing



Dogs Welcome - on leads at all times



Picnics Allowed & positively encouraged(Including alcohol)

Bring your own camping chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy your day.


 We have just announced that the David Gray

Concert after racing scheduled for Friday June 25th 2021

has been transferred to Friday 24th June 2022

All enquiries to


Two Weeks To Go!

15th May 2021 Preparations are really underway now to welcome back spectators to our racecourse, after a break of nearly two years. Although we were really delighted to have the opportunity to race behind closed doors in 2020, Cartmel without the sound and sights of the crowd, is a very different place. We, as a very small and […]

May 17th Onwards

13th May 2021 Return of Spectators FAQ May21 FINAL

Countdown to Racing 2021

3rd May 2021 Amazingly, we are now in May and just a few weeks from our first race meeting with spectators, since 2019. General admission tickets were released a few weeks ago and are selling very quickly – thank you if you have already bought some! It will be great to welcome back a crowd to the site […]

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