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 We are looking forward to Summer 2021

It looks like with a bit of luck we will be seeing you here this summer!

New regulations mean the site you all love will have to look a bit different this year - so you may find your favourite spot is not available.

Please know we are setting up the site to allow as many spectators as possible, whilst making sure we are following all of the required regulations.

**Please note that everyone attending race days must book online in advance. Including children**

Thank you all for your patience and support.

Dates for your diaries

Whit Weekend Racing              Saturday 29th May, Bank Holiday Monday 31st May, Wednesday 2nd June

June Weekend Racing            Friday 25th June, Sunday 27th June

Summer Racing                         Saturday 17th July, Monday 19th July

Cartmel Cup & Finale               Saturday 28th August, Monday 30th August

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


 Resting & Repairing






Dogs Welcome - on leads at all times



Picnics Allowed & positively encouraged(Including alcohol)

Bring your own camping chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy your day.


 We have just announced that the David Gray

Concert after racing scheduled for Friday June 25th 2021

has been transferred to Friday 24th June 2022

All enquiries to


A Massive Cartmel Thank You

4th June 2021 So we did it! We welcomed spectators back for our May Whit Meeting. The weather was fabulous for all three days of the fixture and we were able to welcome the maximum allowed capacity of 4,000 spectators per day. It was so lovely to see many regulars back enjoying the races and to meet some […]

Two Weeks To Go!

15th May 2021 Preparations are really underway now to welcome back spectators to our racecourse, after a break of nearly two years. Although we were really delighted to have the opportunity to race behind closed doors in 2020, Cartmel without the sound and sights of the crowd, is a very different place. We, as a very small and […]

May 17th Onwards

13th May 2021 Return of Spectators FAQ May21 FINAL

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