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


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.

Cartmel countryside inspires exclusive Rogan and Co at the Races restaurant

4th March 2019 AN exclusive pop-up restaurant at Cartmel Racecourse will offer a menu created using the finest ingredients from the Lake District and interiors inspired by the surrounding countryside. The interior of the glass-fronted semi-permanent Rogan and Co at the Races – which will provide unrivaled views along the final furlong – will be influenced by the […]

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 […]