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


Dogs Welcome

Picnics Allowed (Including alcohol)

NEXT MEETING 24th august 2019 TICKETS available now


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 […]

New course manager pledges to keep racing at the beating heart of Cartmel

2nd August 2019 THE new head of one of the UK’s most unique racecourses has pledged horse racing will continue to be its central focus as she takes the reins.   Geraldine McKay is announced as the manager of Cartmel Racecourse where she will build upon a host of recent improvements secured by its owner, the Holker Group. […]

Bumper crowd flock to Cartmel to enjoy successful July Barbecue Meeting

23rd July 2019 A BUMPER crowd enjoyed a day of sunshine and exhilarating racing as the July meeting got under way at Cartmel Racecourse.   The first day of the enduringly popular Barbecue Meeting saw the prestigious Cumbria Crystal Cup won in style by 5-1 shot Mr Clarkson.   And the £15,000 Banks Lyon Jewellers Lady Riders Handicap […]