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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Dogs Welcome

Picnics Allowed (Including alcohol)

NEXT MEETING 20th JuLY 2019 TICKETS available now


Prize pot totalling £140,000 on offer as Cartmel gears up for its summer highlight

17th July 2019 TWO days of top racing – including the UK’s most prized all female jockey’s race – are set to enthrall crowds at Cartmel – with an impressive £140,000 prize fund in contention.   The July Barbecue meeting begins this Saturday, July 20, with the 32West Raceday, one of the highlights of Cumbria’s summer racing calendar, […]

Cartmel thanks dedicated teams behind the scenes for Racing Staff Week

5th July 2019 THE sport of kings is packed with thrills and excitement, attracting hundreds of thousands of racegoers to courses the length and breadth of Britain every year. But behind every race – and every racehorse – is a team of dedicated, hardworking people who make it all happen. Now, those in charge at Cartmel Racecourse have […]

Sir Cliff Richard heads all-star line up at sensational summer concert

29th June 2019 THOUSANDS of visitors descended upon one of the UK’s most unique racecourses to see a legend of British pop music take to the stage.   Sir Cliff Richard opened his Diamond Encore set at Cartmel Racecourse with some classic rock ‘n’ roll before thrilling the crowds with some of his biggest ever hits including Living […]