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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Good to Firm, Good in Places


Dogs Welcome

Picnics Allowed (Including alcohol)

NEXT MEETING 25th may 2019 TICKETS available now


Enjoy magical atmosphere of evening racing at Cartmel, urges champion trainer

16th May 2019 EVERYONE should sample the magical atmosphere of evening racing at Cartmel Racecourse, a champion Cumbrian trainer has said. James Moffatt, who trains from his Pitt Farm stables, is aiming a number of his horses for Cartmel’s bank holiday Whit meeting. He described the atmosphere at the course as unique, adding the return of evening racing […]

Equine athletes to enjoy upgraded accommodation at Cartmel Racecourse

10th May 2019 HORSES arriving at one of the UK’s most unique racecourses are to be treated to upgraded accommodation following an overhaul of its complex of stables. Work to transform the equine facilities at Cartmel Racecourse, in Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands, is now complete following the eight-week long scheme. The improvements will ensure racehorses, grooms and trainers are […]

Fashion spotlight to fall on dapper gentlemen in new best-dressed competition

3rd May 2019 THE spotlight began with the ladies – now it is time for gents to start thinking about their raceday outfit. This year, Cartmel Racecourse will hold its inaugural Ladies Night – an evening of top racing set against the backdrop of the beautiful Cartmel Valley. As revealed last week, scouts will be on the lookout […]