CARTMEL NEWS: Category: General News

Cartmel Racecourse and Rogan & Co announce new hospitality venue at Cartmel Races


Cartmel Racecourse has announced an exciting new collaboration with Rogan & Co, Simon Rogan’s Cartmel-based Michelin starred neighbourhood restaurant. Rogan & Co at Cartmel Races will be launched as an exclusive new venue for the 2019 racing season. It will combine the culinary excellence of Rogan & Co with the first trackside hospitality offering at […]

Cartmel Racecourse named as finalist in RCA Showcase & Awards


Cartmel Racecourse is delighted to have been named as a Finalist for the prestigious Showcase & Awards, hosted by the Racecourse Association (RCA). The Showcase & Awards is the marquee event of British racecourses that annually celebrates first class customer experience in partnership with Moët Hennessy, Racing Breaks, Racing Post and Great British Racing. Cartmel […]

The annual Blessing of the Horse ceremony


There is something rather special and slightly bonkers about Cartmel Racecourse, but that’s one of the reasons that many of our visitors come back year on year. As a privately owned, independent Racecourse we get to do certain things in our own style and that includes the keeping of some rather bizarre traditions. One of […]

Special prize for amateur rider Becky Smith


Amateur rider Becky Smith will pick up a special prize at Cartmel’s August Bank Holiday meeting this weekend after lighting up this season’s Cartmel Jockeys Challenge. The Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge, who sponsor the competition by offering the winner a luxury weekend for two, have been so impressed by Becky’s achievements that […]

William Hill to sponsor Cartmel Cup for first time


The valuable Cartmel Cup, which has proved a benefit for Cumbrian trainers since it was introduced into the calendar, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new sponsor on the opening day of the August Bank Holiday fixture at Cartmel. It has been a clear sign of the progress of the Lake District’s only racecourse that […]

Diamond days at Cartmel Racecourse


It’s all about big prizes, sparkling diamonds and VIPs as Cartmel Racecourse gears up for the two-day July Barbecue Meeting – one of the highlights of the summer racing calendar. The racing action kicks off in style this Saturday 21st July with some fantastic racing, including two high value Class 3 Hurdle races and a […]

Colin Tizzard tempted to make Cartmel return


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Colin Tizzard, whose West Country yard has been one of the success stories of recent seasons with the likes of Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River, Cue Card and Thistlecrack, is considering a first return to Cartmel for many years this […]

Competitive fields promised for Cartmel double-header


There is the promise of some very competitive fields for Friday’s meeting at Cartmel which is the first stage of a double-header which is completed by Boyzone appearing live on stage after racing. The feature race is the Rijo Coffee Beginners Chase which has a strong entry including Gary Hamner’s Allbarnone, who scooped the £20,000 […]

Boyzone and two £40,000 races the Cartmel highlights


Boyzone live on stage after racing on Friday and two £40,000 races on the only Sunday meeting of the season are the stand out highlights of Cartmel’s late June meeting next week. The opening day of the fixture on Friday, June 29th, is now firmly established in the Cartmel calendar for the mix of exciting […]

Brian Hughes favourite for title hat-trick


Top Northern jockey Brian Hughes will start a hot favourite to complete a hat-trick of titles as leading rider at Cartmel, whose 2018 season gets under way on Saturday, the first day of the traditional three-day Whit weekend fixture. Hughes has dominated at Cartmel in recent seasons, winning the Jockeys Challenge for leading rider in […]