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 Summer 2021

Following the most recent Government announcement we are delighted to confirm that we can operate without Covid 19 restrictions and protocols from our race day on Monday July 19th.

We strongly recommend you purchase a ticket in advance online, however it will be possible to buy a ticket on the gate.

Thank you all for your patience and support.

Dates for your diaries

Cartmel Cup & Season 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 and 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.


Looking towards our season finale of 2021

Saturday 28th August, Cartmel Cup Day

Bank Holiday Monday 30th August

Thank You!!! A Return of the Magic!

20th July 2021 Thank you very much to everyone who joined us this past weekend for racing. Yesterday the 19th July we welcomed what we now know to be the biggest crowd in UK horse racing since March 2020 (sorry Ascot about your Test Events). We won’t hold on to the title for long as we know York […]

July Race Days and Thank You William Hill

9th July 2021 As we work towards our next two race days, we have two different capacity restrictions. We are still restricted to only 4,000 on site for Saturday 17th July and then our second July day falls on so-called ‘Freedom Day’ of July 19th where we will no longer be capped at a reduced capacity. If only […]

Why Our Sponsors Are So Important To Us – A Special Thank You to Oakmere Homes

30th June 2021 As we are working through the tasks to clear-up, repair and restore our racing surface in readiness for racing on July 17th and 19th, we just wanted to take a moment and really thank our regular partners Oakmere Homes. The whole team at Oakmere work so well with us and we are especially grateful for […]