Please be aware that our three fixtures in 2020 will take place behind closed doors.

Although we know you all love a race day at Cartmel; we need your help.

Please do not visit us or gather outside - the industry is relying on us operating safely.

Let us all look forward to 2021, when hopefully we can all be together again.

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

July 26th 2020 - Good to soft, soft in places. 125mm rain July. Dry Day Saturday

Dry day Friday with an unsettled weekend.


Dogs Welcome - on leads at all times



Picnics Allowed & positively encouraged(Including alcohol)


  • Tickets for 2021
  • Should be available in autumn 2020


Racing Behind Closed Doors in 2020

18th June 2020 Cartmel Racecourse has been allocated three race day fixtures to take place Behind Closed Doors. All other fixtures have been cancelled for 2020. The three dates in question are Sunday July 26th, Friday August 7th and Sunday August 23rd.  We are delighted to be awarded these dates, as it allows the track to support Northern […]

David Gray rescheduled to Friday June 25th 2021

21st April 2020 We are delighted to be able to announce that the ‘David Gray White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour’ date of June 26th at Cartmel Racecourse has been rescheduled to Friday June 25th 2021 at Cartmel Racecourse. Please hold on to your tickets as they will remain valid for the new date. Those of you with […]

Jump racing to break until 1 July 2020

2nd April 2020 The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it will delay the resumption of jump racing until the beginning of July. This decision was made following an initial proposal from the National Trainers Federation (NTF), with the aim being to provide clarity to the trainers and owners of jump horses and to assist them in […]