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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See you in May 2020!




Dogs Welcome

Picnics Allowed (Including alcohol)

Spectacular final meeting brings 2019 season to a close

28th August 2019 SPECTACULAR sunshine brought thousands of racegoers to Cartmel over the bank holiday weekend for a record-breaking end to the 2019 season.   Around 33,000 visitors poured through the gates of the unique racecourse near Grange-over-Sands on Saturday and Monday as a packed schedule of racing and family-themed entertainment got underway.   Among the highlights was […]

The race is on as Cartmel-based trainer bids to secure 50th win on course

23rd August 2019 TRAINER James Moffatt is hoping to record a landmark 50th win at Cartmel Racecourse this weekend as the final meeting of the year gets underway.   Moffatt has so far ridden and trained 48 winners at the unique Cumbrian course throughout his career and was named champion trainer at the track over three consecutive years. […]

Race for the top of Cartmel’s leaderboard is on as final meeting looms into view

5th August 2019 THE finishing straight is in sight for those vying to become Cartmel’s top trainer and jockey of 2019 as the final meeting of the year looms into view.   Cumbria-based Dianne Sayer is currently leading the field in the trainer’s league table ahead of second placed Donald McCain.    Now, the heat is on to […]