CARTMEL NEWS: Author: Glyn Biggs

Race for the top of Cartmel’s leaderboard is on as final meeting looms into view


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


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


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 […]

Prize pot totalling £140,000 on offer as Cartmel gears up for its summer highlight


TWO days of top racing – including the UK’s most prized all female jockey’s race – are set to enthrall crowds at Cartmel – with an impressive £140,000 prize fund in contention.   The July Barbecue meeting begins this Saturday, July 20, with the 32West Raceday, one of the highlights of Cumbria’s summer racing calendar, […]

Cartmel thanks dedicated teams behind the scenes for Racing Staff Week


THE sport of kings is packed with thrills and excitement, attracting hundreds of thousands of racegoers to courses the length and breadth of Britain every year. But behind every race – and every racehorse – is a team of dedicated, hardworking people who make it all happen. Now, those in charge at Cartmel Racecourse have […]

Sir Cliff Richard heads all-star line up at sensational summer concert


THOUSANDS of visitors descended upon one of the UK’s most unique racecourses to see a legend of British pop music take to the stage.   Sir Cliff Richard opened his Diamond Encore set at Cartmel Racecourse with some classic rock ‘n’ roll before thrilling the crowds with some of his biggest ever hits including Living […]

Cartmel Racecourse is ‘wired for sound’ for stunning summer concert


FINAL preparations are underway to transform Cartmel Racecourse into a concert venue for a star-studded night of live music this Friday, June 28.   Sir Cliff Richard, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Fly Boys will entertain the crowds when the course is ‘wired for sound’ for the evening of live music following a thrill-packed afternoon of […]

Our 2019 Summer Concert is nearly here! Here’s everything you need to know


It’s one of the highlights of the year at Cartmel Racecourse – our annual summer concert day. And this year we’ve got a packed line up of live music all on top of an exciting afternoon of horse racing. Our performers include headline act Sir Cliff Richard and supports Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Fly Boys. […]

Packed afternoon of Great British entertainment in store at Cartmel


IT’S one of south Cumbria’s biggest events of the year and has previously featured the likes of Boyzone, Sir Tom Jones, Simply Red and Jools Holland.   Now, final preparations are in full swing as Cartmel Racecourse gets ready to host its summer concert 2019.   This year will showcase an unforgettable afternoon of live […]

Cartmel’s 2019 race season gets off to a flying start


THE 2019 season at Cartmel got off to a flying start as the hotly anticipated three-day Whit meeting got underway.   Saturday May 25 saw crowds of racegoers return to the course for the first time this year – with seven thrilling and well supported races throughout the afternoon.   The opening meeting marked the […]