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GOOD to SOFT, soft in places

A Unique Day Out In A Stunning Location

For an unforgettable fun-filled day out, Cartmel Races is hard to beat. Perfect for family, friends and celebrations, the combination of thrilling jump racing and a relaxed party atmosphere brings thousands of people back year after year. Over nine days a season, we welcome horses from around the UK and Ireland to compete in a gripping afternoon of racing, on a compact course where you can get close to the action as the thoroughbreds hurtle over the hurdles.

  • Fine Dining

Louis Roederer Fine Dining

Located on the first floor of the Grandstand (within the Paddock enclosure) with itโ€™s own private viewing balcony, this restaurant boasts panoramic views of the racecourse, finishing line and parade ring.

  • Fine Dining

Parade Ring Restaurant

The Parade Ring restaurant marquee is close-to-the-action and has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere to ensure you really get the most out of your day!

And Away They Go!

The Cartmel jump race season runs over nine days from late May Bank Holiday to August Bank Holiday. Fixture dates can be found below. Race times will be added when available but may be subject to change.

2024 Race Fixtures
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Share Your Day

Jurassic Jumps is coming to Cartmel this Sunday, and it’s going to be dino-mite! ๐Ÿฆ•

We’ll be joined by 40 dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes, with live shows throughout the day, including "How To Train Your Dinosaur", as well as Hadwins’ Dino Dash, and horse racing from 2pm.

โ˜€๏ธ Be sure to bring sun cream, it's set to be 18°C.

๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ Under 18s go free!

#CartmelRacecourse #CartmelRaces #RaceDay #HorseRacing #CartmelDayOut #FamilyFun
โฐ One week and counting!

Here at the racecourse we've been hard at work behind the scenes getting ready for Jurassic Jumps, with the help of some extra special visitors.

If you'll be joining us on the day, here’s what you need to know:

๐Ÿ‡ Racing Starts at 1.55pm

๐ŸŽก Funfair & Food Stalls

๐Ÿฅช BBQs & Picnics Welcome

๐Ÿฆ• Dino Fancy Dress Competition

๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ Under 18s Go Free

#CartmelRacecourse #CartmelRaces #RaceDay #HorseRacing #CartmelDayOut #FamilyFun
๐Ÿฆ• Our family fun day is going very BIG this year, with a full dino takeover!

We're very excited to announce that before the horses take to the track, some of our Jurassic visitors are going to be competing in the one and only Hadwins' Dino Dash! ๐Ÿ†

๐Ÿ Who will be the fastest? Join us to find out! 

The race will take place along the finishing straight, 12pm.

Cameras at the ready, dogs on leads, get ready for racing at Cartmel like you have never seen it before. 

Note to those bringing dogs / children: There will be carnivorous dinos in attendance, but with prizes for the best dino costumes on offers, it's a risk worth taking.

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๐ŸŽ‰ We have a winner! 

This comment from Emmie had us all chuckling “I was shocked to find there are ONLY 700 species of dinosaur and only 100+ found in Britain given that there’s at least 486,355 of them in my living room ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™„"

We’ve loved reading all your dino facts.

๐Ÿฆ• Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter. 

The winner will be contacted directly by our racecourse team shortly.

#CartmelRacecourse #CartmelRaces #RaceDay #HorseRacing #CartmelDayOut #FamilyFun
At long last, it's finally Summer! ๐ŸŽ‰

If you'll be joining us for our upcoming fixtures, it's looking like you'll need to pack sunscreen. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Tickets for Britpop & Racing and Jurassic Jumps are still available, head over to our website to secure yours.

#CartmelRacecourse #CartmelRaces #RaceDay #HorseRacing #CartmelDayOut  #FamilyFun
๐ŸŽธ Don't look back in anger, tickets are selling fast! ๐ŸŽธ

June 28th we’re celebrating the very best of Britpop.

๐ŸŽค Join us for sets from Clint Boon, Definitely Oasis and The Complete Stone Roses, performing some of the biggest 90’s anthems.

#Britpop #BritpopRevival #BritpopForever #BritpopLegends #BritpopClassics #BritpopAnthems #90sBritpop #BritpopBands #CartmelRacecourse #CartmelRaces #RaceDay #HorseRacing #CartmelDayOut
Who’d like to WIN a roar-some family day out? ๐Ÿ™‹‍โ™€๏ธ

We've got 2x paddock tickets to Jurassic Jumps, Sunday 30th June up for grabs.

๐Ÿฆ•To be entered into the prize draw, simply comment your most unusual dinosaur fact below.

This competition closes Friday 21st June.

Good luck! ๐Ÿ€

๐Ÿ‘ช Don’t forget, under 18s go free.

#CartmelRacecourse #CartmelRaces #RaceDay #HorseRacing #CartmelDayOut #FamilyFun
๐ŸŽ‰ Fun, food and family - There’s no better way to spend a Sunday! 

Our family fun day, Jurassic Jumps, will be happening just two weeks from today. โฐ

An action packed day of exhilarating racing and unforgettable dinosaur encounters, will we be seeing you there? 

Don’t forget, under 18s go free! ๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ

#CartmelRacecourse #CartmelRaces #RaceDay #HorseRacing #CartmelDayOut #FamilyFun
Selling Fast ๐Ÿƒ‍โ™€๏ธ

Get the most out of your race day with our range of add-on packages! ๐Ÿ‡

Whether you’re catching up with friends or celebrating a special occasion, make it an experience you'll never forget.

Choose from a range of package options including:
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Premium restaurant dining experiences
๐Ÿฅณ Group party tents
๐Ÿฅช Picnic benches
โ›บ Onsite camping

#CartmelRacecourse #CartmelRaces #RaceDay #HorseRacing #CartmelDayOut
Still on the lookout for the perfect Fathers Day gift? ๐ŸŽ

Don’t worry, we’ve got just the thing! 

๐Ÿ‡ An action-packed day out for all the family, join us for racing and Britpop on Friday 28th June. 

Featuring a DJ set from Clint Boon, and performances from Definitely Oasis and Complete Stone Roses, we can’t promise there won’t be Dad dancing! ๐Ÿ•บ

#FathersDay #Britpop #CartmelRacecourse #CartmelRaces #RaceDay #HorseRacing #CartmelDayOut #FamilyFun
๐Ÿฆ• Do the ROAR! 

Will you be joining us for Jurassic Jumps, Sunday 30th June? 

In traditional race day fashion, we’ll be on the lookout for the best dressed… with a twist.

We want to see lots of dinosaur themed outfits and costumes. ๐Ÿ‘€

๐Ÿ† There will be prizes on the day for the winning adult, child and of course, dog!

#CartmelRacecourse #CartmelRaces #RaceDay #HorseRacing #CartmelDayOut #FamilyFun
Our Britpop night is quickly approaching, and we're so excited to welcome you all back for another fantastic evening of your favourite Britpop tunes! With plenty of opportunity to sing along and have a boogie, you're sure to make memories to last a lifetime! ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ•บโ €
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Do you have any favourite songs you're hoping to hear on the night? ๐Ÿค”โ €
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#CartmelRaces #Cartmel #CartmelCumbria #Cumbria #CumbriaDayOut #RaceDay #Britpop #BritpopConcert #RaceDayConcert
Dinos are descending on Cartmel!

On the 30th June we’re turning the clock back over 66 million years, to the time of the Dinosaurs.

Will you be joining us for an action packed day of racing and family-fun?

๐Ÿฆ• Dino encounters
๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ Under 18s go free
๐ŸŽก Funfair
๐Ÿ” Food & drink vendors (Own food and BBQ also welcome)

#CartmelRacecourse #CartmelRaces #RaceDay #HorseRacing #CartmelDayOut #FamilyFun
Who are you most looking forward to performing at the Friday Racing & Britpop race day on 28th June? ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡

With Clint Boon, Definitely Oasis and The Complete Stone Roses taking to the stage for over two hours of your favourite Britpop hits, it promises to be a spectacular night that's sure to get your dancing shoes on! ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ•บ

Tap the link in our bio to book tickets! 

#CartmelRaces #Cartmel #CartmelCumbria #Cumbria #CumbriaDayOut #CumbriaConcert #CartmelRacecourse #Racecourse #RacecourseConcert
The winning favourite dinosaur of our Jurassic June competition was the Merychippus! It certainly looks familiar... ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿฆ–

The competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. Our lucky winner will be contacted directly by our racecourse team shortly. ๐Ÿ‘

If you missed out this time, you can still treat yourself and the whole family to a ROAR-some day out at the races to meet the dinos on the 30th June. Head to our website to book your tickets. 

#Cartmel #CartmelRaces #CartmelRacecourse #DinoDay #RaceDay #FamilyFun #FamilyDayOut #SummerFun #SummerDayOut
We have some fabulous events coming up in the next couple of months. From meeting dinosaurs to dancing the night away, there's something for all to enjoy! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ‡โ €
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๐ŸŽถ Friday Racing & Britpop: Friday 28th Juneโ €
๐Ÿฆ– Jurassic Jumps: Sunday 30th Juneโ €
๐ŸŽง Racing & Party with Vernon Kay: Saturday 20th Julyโ €
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Remember under 18s go free for our Jurassic Jumps family fun day, so it's the perfect activity for the whole family! โ €
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TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR OUR JURASSIC JUMPS FAMILY FUNDAY ON 30TH JUNE โ€ผ๏ธโ €
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Tomorrow is World Dino Day, so we're getting ahead of the game and celebrating by offering you the chance to win a ROAR-some prize package the whole family will love! ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿ‡โ €
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Our lucky winner will receive: โ €
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๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ 2x Paddock tickets to the Jurassic Jumps race day on 30th Juneโ €
๐Ÿ– A feeding session with one of the wonderful dinos attending the race dayโ €
๐Ÿ“ท A photo opportunity with the dinosโ €
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All you have to do to answer is let us know your favourite dinosaur in the comments! ๐Ÿฆ–โ €
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Competition entries will close at 8pm on the 3rd June. Good luck! ๐Ÿคžโ €
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*Please note the winner will be contacted by the racecourse directly. โ €
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Come and join us this evening for a Wonderful Wednesday of thrilling top class racing! ๐Ÿ‡

Gates Open: 2:00pm

๐Ÿ‡ Buy tickets on the gate (Card payments only)
๐Ÿ‘ช Under 18s go free
๐Ÿš— Free parking available (Paddock Parking is available to pay on arrival)
๐Ÿฆฎ Dogs on leads welcome
๐ŸŽก Funfair
๐Ÿ” Food & drink vendors (Own food and BBQ also welcome)
๐Ÿ‡ First race: 17:50pm

The going is currently good to soft, soft in places. The recent heavy rain has made the ground a little tacky, so waterproof, comfy shoes are advisable.

See you soon! ๐Ÿ‘‹
Have you got your outfit sorted for the weekend? This Saturday is the 2024 Season Opener race day, so it's the perfect time to show off your fabulous style! ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ‘—โ €
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Tap the link in our bio to book your tickets! โ €
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#Cartmel #CartmelRaces #CartmelRaceDay #RaceDay #RaceDayOutfit #CartmelVillage #CartmelRacecourse #CartmelCumbria #CumbriaRaceDay #CumbriaRacecourse #CumbriaDayOut #ThingsToDoCumbria โ €
It's race day tomorrow! ๐ŸŽ‰

We are all set for our Whit Wednesday Evening meet!

Gates Open: 2:00pm

๐ŸŽซ Tickets available at the gate (Card payments only)
๐Ÿš— Free parking available (Follow signs for Course / Public Parking)
๐Ÿ‘ช Under 18s go free
๐ŸŽก Funfair
๐Ÿ• Dogs welcome on leads
๐Ÿ‡ First Race: 17:50pm
๐Ÿ‡ Last Race: 20:50pm

You can find more information on our website, including a map of the course.
What a fantastic opening weekend we've had at Cartmel Races! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ‡

The first two race days were filled with excitement, incredible racing, and amazing crowds. Thank you to everyone who joined us and made it unforgettable!

But the fun is just beginning! Join us for another round of top-notch racing, delicious food, and great company tomorrow evening!

#CartmelRacecourse # HorseRacing #CartmelRaces #CartmelVillage
Thank you to all those who joined us for our season opener yesterday. We hope you didn't forget the suncream! It's race day again tomorrow! ๐ŸŽ‰

We are all set for our Whit Bank Holiday Monday meet!

Gates Open: 9:00am / Restaurants open from 11:30am

๐ŸŽซ Tickets available at the gate (Card payments only)
๐Ÿš— Free parking available (Follow signs for Course / Public Parking)
๐Ÿ‘ช Under 18s go free
๐ŸŽก Funfair
๐Ÿ• Dogs welcome on leads
๐Ÿ‡ First Race: 14:20pm
๐Ÿ‡ Last Race: 17:45pm

You can find more information on our website, including a map of the course.
Today's the day! ๐ŸŽ‰

We're all set up and ready to kick off the 2024 season! Be sure to come along for a fabulous day out the whole family will enjoy! 

๐Ÿ‘ช Under 18s go free
๐Ÿš— Free parking available
๐ŸŽถ Live music all afternoon
๐Ÿฆฎ Dogs on leads welcome
๐ŸŽก Funfair
๐Ÿ” Food & drink vendors
๐Ÿ Mini Cartmel show
๐Ÿ‡ First race: 16:00pm

See you soon! ๐Ÿ‘‹
It's race day tomorrow! ๐ŸŽ‰

We are all set for our Season Opener Saturday!

Gates Open: 9:00am / Restaurants open from 11:30am

๐ŸŽซ Tickets available at the gate (card payments only)
๐Ÿš— Free parking available (Follow signs for Course/Public Parking)
๐Ÿ‘ช Under 18s go free
๐ŸŽก Funfair
๐Ÿ• Dogs welcome on leads
๐Ÿ‡ First Race: 16:00pm
๐Ÿ‡ Last Race: 19:20pm

Are you ready for a fantastic day of racing? We have music all afternoon, a huge variety of trade stalls, some mouth-watering food and drink and even a mini-Cartmel show! If you're more focused on the racing, then do feel free to make your base and bring along your own food and drink for the day's excitement.

The going is currently soft, good-to-soft in places. The rest of the site is fine under foot, but comfy waterproof shoes would be advisable. We have made adjustments to the layout to ensure racegoers are clear of areas which can become waterlogged.

Paddock parking is now sold out, so those without parking spots - please head for the course public parking.

If you have a course ticket but would like an upgrade to the paddock side, you can do this upon entry to the course.

The horses will make their way to the parade ring around 45 minutes before the first race, so we advise that all racegoers are through the entrance by 15:10pm, after which there are track closures to allow for horse movements.

Please come and support us for our season opener and most importantly - have a great day of racing at our unique and special racecourse.
Yard swept โœ…
Bedding down โœ…
Kit clean and ready โœ…

The stable team have been working hard this week to prep ready for our first arrivals, who we welcomed to Cartmel this morning! They're all settled in and ready for a fabulous bank holiday weekend of racing! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ
We're in full swing preparing the marquees and restaurant for this Saturday's races! ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡

From elegant decorations to fabulous views, every detail is being taken care of to ensure a fantastic race day experience.

Book your tickets now > https://bit.ly/3wy0gjh
The excitement is building as we set up for an incredible day of racing on Saturday! ๐Ÿ‡

The party tents are up, and the remaining marquees are being built, setting the stage for an unforgettable atmosphere where lifelong memories will be made. 
 
Join us for an unforgettable experience filled with thrilling races, great company, and plenty of entertainment!

Buy your tickets today >  https://bit.ly/3K4Xcyd
Have you got your outfit sorted for the weekend? This Saturday is the 2024 Season Opener race day, so it's the perfect time to show off your fabulous style! ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ‘—

#RaceDayOutfit #RaceDay #CartmelRaces #CartmelRacecourse #Cartmel #CartmelVillage
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We're busy getting all set up for the first race day of the 2024 season! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‡โ €
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There's still plenty to do, so stay tuned this week as we take you behind the scenes into our prep for a fabulous weekend of racing! ๐Ÿ‘โ €
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Will you be joining us on Saturday? โ €
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#Cartmel #CartmelRaces #CartmelRacecourse #Racecourse #RaceDayPrep โ €
#RaceDay #HorseRacing #CumbriaRacecourse #CumbriaRaceDay #CumbriaDayOut #CumbriaThingsToDo
5 Days to go until the season starts!

We’ve had a gorgeous weekend and are anticipating another great one for the season opener on Saturday. Tickets are selling fast, so it's time to start planning for the weekend.

Don't miss out on a fun filled day of racing and much more! Here are a few of the exciting activities!

๐ŸŽถ  A live band to welcome everyone
๐ŸŽก  Funfair
๐ŸŽถ  A DJ on each side of the park playing all afternoon
๐Ÿ‘  A mini Cartmel Show
๐Ÿ‡  And of course a full schedule of racing!

Book your tickets now > https://bit.ly/3wy0gjh
Our Britpop Anagram Competition is now closed. The correct answer was 5... did you get it right? โ €
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Congratulations to our wonderful winner Carol! โ €
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Thank you to all who entered! If you missed out, you can still grab your tickets for Friday Racing and Britpop on our website!
If you're in search of the perfect group outing, a day at the races is the ideal bonding activity! Embrace the electric atmosphere as you enjoy sampling local food and drink, watching horses race past or simply relaxing on the course! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿโ €
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Don't forget there are discounts available for groups!โ €
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#CartmelRaces #CartmelRacecourse #Cartmel #Cumbria #CartmelDayOut #CumbriaDayOut #CartmellCumbria #GroupOuting #GroupActivity #FriendDayOut
Fancy upping your race day to the next level? Our picnic benches offer a fantastic base in the heart of the action. Bring a picnic, sit back and enjoy relaxing as horses thunder past. ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿงบ๐ŸŽ‰โ €
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#CartmelRaces #CartmelRacecourse #RaceDay #Racecourse #HorseRacing #HorseRace #HorseRaceEvent #FamilyFun #DayOut #CumbriaDayOut #Cartmel #CartmelDayOut #CartmelRaceDay
Competition time! ๐ŸŽ‰

We're giving you chance to win 2 tickets for our June Friday Racing & Britpop event on the 28th June! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is identify how many of the anagrams below are songs by Clint Boon, Definitely Oasis and The Complete Stone Roses. ๐ŸŽถ

Drop your answer in the comments. All correct answers will be entered into our random prize draw. 

Good luck! ๐Ÿคž

*Please note: the winner will be contacted by the racecourse directly.
What could be better than a day at the races? Being joined by your friends and family! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ช

Whether you spend the day exploring the fabulous traders, watching the thrilling racing or having a whirl on the fairground, there's something for all to enjoy! ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ‰

If you need fairground vouchers, you can now buy them on our website! 

๐ŸšŒ Travelling by coach or mini bus for the Season Opener Saturday (25th May)? Let us know by emailing info@cartmel-racecourse.co.uk so we can plan our parking and make the day run as smooth as we can! 

If you have purchased Paddock tickets, but haven’t booked your Paddock parking then please call us on 015395 36340 and we can arrange this advance purchase. Please note Paddock parking is not available on the day.
May is finally here, and we're only weeks away from opening our gates for the first race day of the season! Who will be joining us for our Season Opener weekend? ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ‰โ €
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Don't forget we have even more fabulous race days coming up, including Britpop night, Jurassic Jumps and Racing & Party with Vernon Kay! ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿฆ–๐ŸŽงโ €
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#CartmelRaces #CartmelRacecourse #Cartmel #Cumbria #RaceDay #CumbriaRacecourse #Racecourse #HorseRacing #FamilyFun #SummerFun #DayOut #CumbriaDayOut #FamilyDayOut #SummerEvent
Remember, we welcome furry friends to the racecourse too, so the whole family can enjoy a fabulous day out at the races! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•โ €
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Will you be bringing your pooch to enjoy a day at the races this season? ๐Ÿถโ €
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#RaceDayDogs #RaceDay #CartmelRaces #CartmelRacecourse #Cumbria #CumbriaEvents #CumbriaDayOut
With only a few weeks to go until we welcome you all back for another fabulous season of racing, our team have been busy prepping the picnic benches with a fresh lick of paint. ๐ŸŽจโ €
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Are you counting down the days yet? ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽ‰โ €
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#Cartmel #CartmelCumbria #Cumbria #RaceDay #RaceDayPrep #CartmelRaces #CartmelRacecourse #BehindTheScenes
Meet our stable manager - Rachel Sharp!

Rachel has returned for her second season as our passionate and dedicated stable manager and she is happy to be back!

With a background in everything horse-related, she is perfect for the job. The welfare of the horses is her top priority, having 6 horses herself - one being a retired racehorse, and she's committed to ensuring that every horse receives the love, attention, and respect they deserve. 

Rachel looks forward to the season ahead, and to working closely with the stable team to bring another year of fantastic racing to Cartmel. ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡
ONE MONTH TO GO ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‡โ €
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There's only one month to go until we open our gates and welcome you all back to the course for what promises to be our most exciting season yet! Hands up - who's excited? ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฅณโ €
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With a Britpop evening, a DJ set, Jurassic Jumps and the usual fantastic racing, it's sure to be a truly unforgettable season! โ €
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#CartmelRaces #RaceDay #Racing #HorseRacing #Cumbria #CartmelRacecourse #CumbriaRacecourse #HorseRacingCumbria #DayOut #CumbriaDayOut #FamilyDayOut #ThingsToDoCumbria
Looking for the perfect outing with friends? This summer, head over to Cartmel to enjoy a thrilling day out sampling local food and drink, exploring the village and watching horses thunder past, all surrounded by the electric atmosphere of Cartmel! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿโ €
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It'll be a day you and your friends will never forget! ๐ŸŽ‰โ €
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Tap the link in our bio to book your tickets for our 2024 race days! โ €
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#CartmelRaces #CartmelRacecourse #Cartmel #CartmelCumbria #CumbriaDayOut #FriendsDayOut #GroupDayOut #RaceDay #Racing #HorseRacing #CumbriaRacing #HorseRacingCumbria