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A Unique Day Out In A Stunning Location

For an unforgettable fun-filled day out, Cartmel Races is hard to beat. Perfect for family, friends and celebrations, the combination of thrilling jump racing and a relaxed party atmosphere brings thousands of people back year after year. Over nine days a season, we welcome horses from around the UK and Ireland to compete in a gripping afternoon of racing, on a compact course where you can get close to the action as the thoroughbreds hurtle over the hurdles.

  • Fine Dining

Louis Roederer Fine Dining

Located on the first floor of the Grandstand (within the Paddock enclosure) with it’s own private viewing balcony, this restaurant boasts panoramic views of the racecourse, finishing line and parade ring.

  • Fine Dining

Parade Ring Restaurant

The Parade Ring restaurant marquee is close-to-the-action and has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere to ensure you really get the most out of your day!

And Away They Go!

The Cartmel jump race season runs over nine days from late May Bank Holiday to August Bank Holiday. Fixture dates can be found below. Race times will be added when available but may be subject to change.

2024 Race Fixtures
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Share Your Day

Our Britpop Anagram Competition is now closed. The correct answer was 5... did you get it right? ⠀
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Congratulations to our wonderful winner Carol! ⠀
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Thank you to all who entered! If you missed out, you can still grab your tickets for Friday Racing and Britpop on our website!
If you're in search of the perfect group outing, a day at the races is the ideal bonding activity! Embrace the electric atmosphere as you enjoy sampling local food and drink, watching horses race past or simply relaxing on the course! 🏇🏁⠀
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Don't forget there are discounts available for groups!⠀
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Fancy upping your race day to the next level? Our picnic benches offer a fantastic base in the heart of the action. Bring a picnic, sit back and enjoy relaxing as horses thunder past. 🏇🧺🎉⠀
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Competition time! 🎉

We're giving you chance to win 2 tickets for our June Friday Racing & Britpop event on the 28th June! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is identify how many of the anagrams below are songs by Clint Boon, Definitely Oasis and The Complete Stone Roses. 🎶

Drop your answer in the comments. All correct answers will be entered into our random prize draw. 

Good luck! 🤞

*Please note: the winner will be contacted by the racecourse directly.
What could be better than a day at the races? Being joined by your friends and family! 🏇🏁👪

Whether you spend the day exploring the fabulous traders, watching the thrilling racing or having a whirl on the fairground, there's something for all to enjoy! 🎡🎉

If you need fairground vouchers, you can now buy them on our website! 

🚌 Travelling by coach or mini bus for the Season Opener Saturday (25th May)? Let us know by emailing info@cartmel-racecourse.co.uk so we can plan our parking and make the day run as smooth as we can! 

If you have purchased Paddock tickets, but haven’t booked your Paddock parking then please call us on 015395 36340 and we can arrange this advance purchase. Please note Paddock parking is not available on the day.
May is finally here, and we're only weeks away from opening our gates for the first race day of the season! Who will be joining us for our Season Opener weekend? 🏇🏁🎉⠀
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Don't forget we have even more fabulous race days coming up, including Britpop night, Jurassic Jumps and Racing & Party with Vernon Kay! 🎶🦖🎧⠀
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Remember, we welcome furry friends to the racecourse too, so the whole family can enjoy a fabulous day out at the races! 🏇🏁🐕⠀
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Will you be bringing your pooch to enjoy a day at the races this season? 🐶⠀
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With only a few weeks to go until we welcome you all back for another fabulous season of racing, our team have been busy prepping the picnic benches with a fresh lick of paint. 🎨⠀
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Are you counting down the days yet? 🏇🎉⠀
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Meet our stable manager - Rachel Sharp!

Rachel has returned for her second season as our passionate and dedicated stable manager and she is happy to be back!

With a background in everything horse-related, she is perfect for the job. The welfare of the horses is her top priority, having 6 horses herself - one being a retired racehorse, and she's committed to ensuring that every horse receives the love, attention, and respect they deserve. 

Rachel looks forward to the season ahead, and to working closely with the stable team to bring another year of fantastic racing to Cartmel. 🏇🏇
ONE MONTH TO GO 🎉🏇⠀
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There's only one month to go until we open our gates and welcome you all back to the course for what promises to be our most exciting season yet! Hands up - who's excited? 🙌🥳⠀
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With a Britpop evening, a DJ set, Jurassic Jumps and the usual fantastic racing, it's sure to be a truly unforgettable season! ⠀
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Looking for the perfect outing with friends? This summer, head over to Cartmel to enjoy a thrilling day out sampling local food and drink, exploring the village and watching horses thunder past, all surrounded by the electric atmosphere of Cartmel! 🏇🏁⠀
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It'll be a day you and your friends will never forget! 🎉⠀
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Tap the link in our bio to book your tickets for our 2024 race days! ⠀
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We have so many fantastic events happening this race season. Will we see you there? 

🎶 June Friday Racing & Britpop: 28th June
🦖 Jurassic Jumps: 30th June
🎧 Racing & Party with Vernon Kay: 20th July

Book your 2024 tickets for our race days here > https://bit.ly/49vvTHB
Anyone else dreaming of summer days relaxing on the racecourse with a drink as horses thunder past? With so many fabulous events on at the races this year, we can't wait to welcome you all back! 🏇🏁⠀
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If you have a special occasion coming up, why not celebrate with us? With party tents, picnic benches and the Paddock marquee, there are so many ways to have a race day like no other and create memories you'll never forget! 🎉🥂🏇⠀
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A race day at Cartmel is unlike any other racecourse experience! With a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere, you can enjoy picnics, BBQs and drinks as you sit back and soak up the fabulous party vibe! 🎉🏇⠀
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It's not long until we open the gates for a brand new season of racing and to celebrate we're offering you the chance to win 2x Paddock tickets to our Season Opener Saturday on 25th May along with a complimentary glass of bubbly! 🏇🍾🥂

All you have to do to enter is let us know what you're most looking forward to in the 2024 season! Pop your answers in the comments to be entered into the prize draw. 

The competition will close on the 12th April. Good luck! 🤞 

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Calling all music lovers! We have a spectacular season for you here in Cartmel! Here's a reminder of the fantastic music acts you can catch at the racecourse this summer! 🏇☀️

🎶Clint Boon DJ Set: 28th June
🎶 Definitely Oasis: 28th June
🎶 Complete Stone Roses: 28th June
🎶 Vernon Kay DJ Set: 20th July

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Who else is excited for the start of the 2024 race season? 🏇🎉⠀
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With fantastic racing, a wonderful atmosphere and some incredible events lined up, it's sure to be a truly unforgettable season! 🙌⠀
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Only a couple of months to go until we welcome you all back for more wonderful race days, and we can't wait to see your smiling faces! What part of a race day makes you smile the most? 😁🏇

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Dreaming of summer days? The racecourse is the perfect place to spend them! ☀️

Enjoy a fabulous day out surrounded by the beautiful Cartmel scenery and an electric atmosphere as you sit back, relax and watch some thrilling races! 🏇🏁

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Jurassic Journey is taking place this weekend! 🦕⠀
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It's your final chance to register for your hunt map and help us collect all the dino eggs on the racecourse! Don't miss this egg-cellent Easter activity - the perfect way to enjoy some dino fun before Jurassic Jumps on Sunday 30th June! 🦖🏇🎉⠀
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Register before 12pm on 27th March for your hunt map. ⠀
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Looking for the ideal family day out this summer? How about spending the day with a gang of pre-historic pals? 👀

This June, over 20 dinosaurs will descend on the racecourse and they can't wait to meet you! With a fantastic dino parade, plenty of photo opportunities and, of course, thrilling racing throughout the day, there's something for all to enjoy! 🦖🦕

You can meet all the fabulous dinos at our Jurassic Jumps race day on the 30th June! Make sure to pop the date in your diary for a ROAR-some race day you'll never forget! 📆🏇

Tap the link in our bio to book your tickets for Jurassic Jumps!
There's been a lot going on for us lately, so here's a quick reminder of the fabulous events we've got coming your way this summer! ☀️

🏇 June Racing & Britpop: 28th June
🏇 Jurassic Jumps: 30th June
🏇 Racing & Party with Vernon Kay: 20th July

... along with the rest of our wonderful race days! Which event are you most looking forward to? 🏁🙌 

Tap the link in our bio to book your tickets!
If you're looking for the perfect family day out, the races are the place for you! With the funfair, food and drink stalls and lots more to see and do, you can have a wonderful day out and create some truly fantastic memories! 👨‍👩‍👦🏇⠀
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Don't forget our Jurassic Jumps event is on the 30th June. Come along to meet over 20 dinosaurs as they roam around the course! 🦖⠀
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Looking for last minute Mother's Day presents? How about treating mum to a day at the races? With thrilling racing, food and drink stalls and a fabulous setting, it's the perfect day out she'll never forget! 💐🏇🏁⠀
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Tap the link in our bio to book tickets!
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Mother's Day is on the horizon, and to celebrate all the fabulous mums out there we're offering one lucky person the chance to win 4 places in the Parade Ring Restaurant for a race day of their choice! 🌷🥂⠀
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All you have to do is use the special code MUM2024 when booking your race day tickets and you'll be entered into our Mother's Day prize draw. You have until the end of Mother's Day before the code expires - so hurry for your chance at a truly spectacular race day experience! 🏇🎉⠀
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Tap the link in our bio to book! ⠀
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(Restaurant dates subject to availability. All COURSE and PADDOCK general admission tickets purchased using the code MUM2024 will be added to the prize draw)⠀
🎟️🎶 TICKETS ARE NOW LIVE 🎟️🎶⠀
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Fancy dancing the night away to your favourite Britpop tunes after a jam-packed day of racing? With a DJ set by Clint Boon of Inspiral Carpets, followed by two incredible sets from Definitely Oasis and Complete Stone Roses, this is sure to be a night to remember! 🏇🕺⠀
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Tap the link in our bio to grab your tickets for a spectacular evening!
A race day is the perfect place to make memories you'll treasure forever! Whether you join us on a family day out or a celebration with friends, you're sure to have a fabulous day you'll never forget! 🏇🎉⠀
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Want to spice up your race day this year? From party tents and picnic benches to the new paddock marquee, we have plenty of fabulous packages for you to have a race day like no other! 🏇🎉

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A day at the races is just the thing to get the whole family smiling this summer! 👪🏇⠀
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With so much to see and do, there's something for all to enjoy!⠀
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It's Valentine's Day, and we want to spread the Cartmel love! Help us out by sharing what you love most about a race day! 🏇❤️⠀
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Looking for the perfect group outing this summer? Nothing beats a day at the races! 🏇🏁⠀
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With a variety of food and drink stands, an electric atmosphere and thrilling races, you'll have a spectacular day out you'll never forget! And with discounts for group bookings, who could resist? 😉⠀
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20th July Race day tickets are now..... live!! 🎧🎶⠀
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Vernon Kay will be joining us on this date, taking to the stage for an extra special DJ set after the final race! 🎤⠀
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Some ticketing options are limited. Booking link in bio.⠀
We have a very special guest joining us this year... Vernon Kay! 🙌 He will be taking to the stage after a day of racing for an extra special DJ set after the final race! 🎧🎶

You can catch Vernon on the 20th July. Make sure to grab your tickets early so you don't miss out on this fabulous evening! 🏇🏻🎉

Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10am.
Mark your calendars! 📆

Tickets for our race day on Saturday 20th July will be on sale at 10am this Wednesday! Racing will be followed by a very special celebrity DJ set, one for all the family. 🎟️🏇

Fun vibes ahead for the 2024 season at Cartmel.  Watch this space for tomorrow's name-drop! 🎉🥳
Have the cold winter months got you down? Why not plan your perfect summer day out to cheer yourself up? 🏇☀️ ⠀
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Nothing beats a day in the sun watching horses zoom past in the fabulous Cartmel atmosphere! ⠀
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Counting down the days until we see the bustling crowds on the course again! 😍🏇 Will you be joining us this summer?⠀
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Craving that party atmosphere? Bring on summer! ☀️🥳 You'll have a day out like no other at Cartmel Races! 🏇⠀
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Fancy something a little different for your trip to the races this year? Why not try one of our picnic benches? 🏇🧺🎉⠀
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Located close to the action with an exclusive enclosed space and enough room for up to 6 people, our picnic benches will give you a race day experience like never before! 🏁⠀
There's no place like the races, and we're gearing up for an even bigger and better season for 2024! With so much to see and do, it's the ideal day out for the whole family! 👪🏇⠀