FAQ GUIDES

A handy list of guides to help you whether you’re a race-goer, race staff or an owner/ trainer…

We’re also family-friendly, dog-friendly and welcome campers- browse through our rules and guidelines to ensure you have a fantastic stay!

 

 

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Official Going
Good, Good to Soft in Places
dog
Dogs Welcome
Please keep dogs on a lead at all times
picnic
Picnics Allowed
and positively encouraged - including alcohol
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RACE MEETING INFORMATION

GATES OPEN 9am EACH RACE DAY.
LOUIS ROEDERER RESTAURANT FROM 11.30am.

Camper’s Guide to Cartmel

  1. K.F.C.

3 letters that we preach at Cartmel! YES, it’s a popular fast-food chain with YUM chicken but also how we ask everyone to treat each other. KIND. FRIENDLY. CONSIDERATE. Practice kind language appropriate for all age groups. Be friendly to your neighbours whilst also respecting their boundaries. Be considerate, particularly in the wee hours of the night. We ALL need our beauty sleep!

  1. Security

We would like everyone to feel comfortable but above all safe and secure throughout their stay. Our security teams will be operating 24 hours with routine patrols around the entire racecourse including each camp site. In case of emergency, please contact our security team – a contact number will be provided or via the Welfare Base in our Paddock Enclosure.

  1. Vehicle Access

Access to our Campsites is ONLY via our 7 Acres Car Park. Please don’t drive through our Village Car Park. It is ANPR operated and you will incur a charge and potential fine if not paid on departure.

  1. Cartmel Village

We’re proud of our Cartmel heritage and all Cartmel has to offer. Sticky Toffee Pudding, micro-breweries, cafes and eateries with tasty options and a historic Priory! Treat yourself to something while you’re ‘on holiday’ or perhaps a tasty memory to take home and tempt away the post-holiday blues? Have a wander through our quaint village and enjoy!

  1. Barbeques/ Open Fire

You’re more than welcome to enjoy a barbeque but please make sure that it is a safe distance away from you, your neighbours and your tents and vehicles. Please be considerate of any drifting smoke and make sure all barbeques are extinguished by our 10pm curfew.

Open Fires and Flames are strictly prohibited. Petrol and large gas canisters are also prohibited.

  1. Racecourse Staff

All of our racecourse staff, be they our security teams, traffic wardens, racecourse officials etc, are here to help make your stay and race day the best it can be. Please help us by listening to what we have to say and follow any instructions given to you- these regulations are in place for your safety and comfort. Anyone proving to continuously ignore instruction/ abuse our staff will be removed from the site without compensation.

  1. Lost Belongings

We will have security teams operating 24 hours a day, please ensure you keep valuable belongings with you. All belongings left on site are done so at the owner’s risk and discretion.

Under 18’s Tickets:

FREE Admission for all Race Days

David Gray Concert Tickets: 

0-14 years – FREE

15-17 years- £30.00pp

Camping: 

Under 18’s still require a ticket for camping stays(prices vary according to package). Please ensure you add these to your booking at the time of booking.

Food and Beverage:

Our Louis Roederer Restaurant package is exclusively for adults.

We have a variety of food and beverage stalls in our course and paddock enclosures. Selling delicious treats – ice-cream, pizza, burgers galore- perfect for that family day out!

 

Cancellation Policy:

All tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

COVID:

We hope to be able to return to some normalcy this 2022 racing season but we will remain up-to-date with existing guidelines and may have to  implement restrictions where necessary. We will notify you prior alongside our race-day information via email.

Lost or Stolen Badges/ Tickets:

We accept no responsibility for lost, stolen or forgotten badges, PASS Cards, tickets or other entitlements. The Racecourse has no obligation to replace a lost, stolen or forgotten badge, PASS Card, ticket or other entitlement. In the event that we decide to replace a lost, stolen or forgotten badge, PASS Card, ticket or other entitlement, we may charge a fee to do so.

Stabling and overnight accommodation

Cartmel Racecourse has up to 75 stables, providing shavings or paper bedding which are allocated on arrival.

The stable yard entrance is located off Park Road, 80 meters from the famous Cartmel Village Sticky Toffee Pudding Shop. The best route into the stable yard is through the village however, the bigger boxes may struggle to negotiate the ‘pudding corner’. If you intend on bringing a bigger horsebox please call the office on 015395 36340 to clarify arrangements.

Overnight stabling and accommodation is ONLY available by prior arrangement. Please download and complete the overnight stabling & accommodation form- this information must be emailed to info@cartmel-racecourse.co.uk by 11am the day before racing.

Download the Stabling and Overnight Accommodation Form

For more information email: info@cartmel-racecourse.co.uk or text 07528 546596

Overnighters

We understand that a large percentage of our runners have travelled a considerable long way to race at Cartmel, therefore we aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible. To help us achieve this, please read the below prior to arrival:

Whilst every effort will be made to provide each member of stable staff with a single room, due to very limited availability at The Cumbria Grand, and local B&B’s, it may be that 2 persons per room is unavoidable. In these circumstances, we will ensure that stable staff only share with same sex staff from their own yard, or similar career status.

Race Day Stable Attendant Catering 

Our Stable Staff Canteen is situated to the rear of the stable yard where hot and cold meals will be available throughout the race day from 10 a.m until approximately 1 hour after the last race.

Morning Exercise

Morning exercise is available in the 7-acre field through the village, strictly by prior permission from the Clerk of the Course Anthea Morshead, mobile no. 07837 559861

We look forward to seeing you and wish you a safe journey and the best of luck.

Annual Members:

Welcome to another Cartmel season of Jump Racing! Thank you for your continuous support!

Membership Cards – Please ensure you have received your membership cards before the racing season. We will have sent them out to you shortly after your purchase. These cards will be required each race day for admission.

Please note any metal membership badges cannot be used for entry. Failure to produce a valid membership card may result in having to purchase additional admission tickets on the day.

Parking Hangers – Please ensure you display your parking hangers in your car on race day. If not, you may be subject to additional parking charges.

Travel – Directions to our racecourse will have been sent to you. Please follow signage to our Paddock Enclosure which will direct you via Wood Broughton to our Grandstand Entrance. Parking wardens will then direct you to your relevant parking enclosure.

ROA Members:

Please present your ROA membership badges on arrival at our Owners and Trainers Entrance and you will be granted general admission.

Parking will be free of charge in our Owners and Trainers Car Park.

Racing TV Members:

Join us for a Club Day on Monday 30th May! Tickets are bookable via the Racing TV website. Please note that this is an admission-only ticket.

Reciprocals:

Welcome to Cartmel Racecourse and we hope you’re having a fantastic year of racing! Please present your racecourse membership badges to our ticket wardens on arrival to gain general admission. Parking is free of charge in our Main 7 Acres Car Park. Please note that there is no access to our Member’s Marquee in our Paddock Enclosure due to space restrictions.

When You Own A Horse Running At Cartmel…

We know that every day your horse runs it will be a special day for you. Not every owner can stand in the Winners’ Enclosure on each raceday, but we still hope that you will really enjoy your visit to Cartmel.

 

Owners & Trainers Bar

The Owners and Trainers bar is situated just north of the Parade ring – offering you a direct view of the Parade Ring and your horses. The bar also has a view of the large screen opposite the Parade Ring.

We shall be offering all Owners & Trainers a free lunch – served as a buffet in the Owners & Trainers Bar. Please note that tickets for lunch must be obtained in person by the appropriate individual from the Owners & Trainers Ticket Hut on entry to the racecourse and will be limited to six per owner (irrespective of the number of runners) and two per trainer. Additional lunch tickets may be purchased at the cost price of £18 per person, subject to availability.

Lunch tickets must be picked up by the individual or lead-syndicate /partnership member named in the race programme – please bring your PASS card for identification. Tickets are not transferable unless expressly requested, by the owner, via the PASS system.

Parking

Owners & Trainers parking is provided on the outside of the racecourse in Car Park 2 – located to the north of the Paddock Enclosure and approximately 60m from the Owners and Trainers Bar. This parking area provides plenty of space for owners and a shorter distance to walk to the Parade Ring – as well as easier access / exit. Vehicles will not have to wait for the gaps between races in order to leave as the car park is on the outside of the track. Owners and Trainers are  still welcome to picnic next to their vehicles – which can be parked adjacent to the running rail, subject to available space.

Access & General Directions

Most racegoers approach the racecourse by car from junction 36 of the M6 and the A590. Look out for the yellow signs at The Aynsome Manor – turn right here. The Owners & Trainers parking area is located north of the Paddock Enclosure and is signposted with temporary, yellow, event signage from High Newton. Please look out for signs to the ‘Paddock’.  Helicopters can be landed if notice is given in advance.

In order to access the Owners and Trainers Car Park, follow the same route as normal (as directed by the yellow event signage) until the end of Greenbank Lane, just opposite the racecourse, where you will be directed to the right – towards your parking area.

Badge Allocation

We will be operating using the PASS system.

We offer all owners six admission badges per runner. If one syndicate owns two runners, they will therefore be allocated twelve badges and eighteen badges for three runners, etc. Please note that these badges are for your guests and should not be transferred for cash. Syndicates and Clubs may purchase additional admission badges for joint-owners at half price from the Owners & Trainers Entrance. All badges are allocated at the Owners & Trainers Office, which is located adjacent to the track in Car Park 2. Badge holders will be issued with a wristband to be worn at all times on the track.  We respectfully ask that you arrive to check in at the Owners Entrance where the PASS system is located.

Trainers and jockeys are admitted to the racecourse for work purposes (with or without runners) and we appreciate that they may wish to employ a driver or bring a family member – to whom we’d be pleased to allocate a Paddock Enclosure admission badge. Please note, however, that these badges are not intended to be transferable. To assist with the scanning process at the racecourse exits and entrances, we’d be grateful if all metal badge holders (including racehorse trainers, BHA badge holders and RCA badges holders) could obtain a wristband at the Owners and Trainers hut.

The Owners & Trainers Bar does not have enough seats to guarantee every person a seat at the same time – it is therefore not possible to reserve space in this facility.

Five Day Entries & Overnight Declarations

Five Day Entries & Overnight Declarations for Cartmel meetings are available via the Racing Post website. Entries are available from lunchtime, 5 days prior to the meeting and declarations are available from lunchtime 48 hours before. To access this information, click here to the Racing Post which will open up the Racing Post website. Once on the site, please select ‘Future Racing’ from the left-hand side and then select ‘Cartmel’. Please note you will have to complete a simple registration form on the Racing Post site to view this information.

When You Visit The Racing Post Site:

  • Select ‘Cards’ from the list on the left of the page.
  • Select ‘Cartmel’ from the list of meetings on the right of the page. A list of races at the selected meeting will be displayed.
  • Choose and click on your chosen race. For the next days meetings, a list of runners will be displayed. For subsequent meetings, 5 day entries will be displayed.

Welcome to all pooches and we hope you have a paw-sitively fabulous weekend at Cartmel. Just a couple of things for your two-legged family members:

  1. Accidents happen but please ask your family to clean up after you… Please bag and dispose of any poo-bags in our general waste units.
  2. We love your singing voices but some people may be nervous, particularly when you’re very chatty. Please keep singing to a minimum and during daylight hours?
  3. Grass + Running Horses = FREEDOM, right? Loose dogs can be very dangerous, particularly during racing. We MUST remind your family that you must remain under close control. Leads will otherwise be required for the safety and comfort of all race-goers, including the horses running!