Stable Staff

Here at Cartmel we recognise the key role that visiting stable staff play in making our race days happen. Our home stableyard team will do everything possible to accommodate their requirements, both for staff and the horses in their care.

Stabling and overnight accommodation

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

The stableyard entrance is located off Park View, opposite the race track and 80 metres from the famous Cartmel Village Sticky Toffee Pudding Shop. The best route into the stableyard is through the village. Bigger vehicles may however struggle to negotiate the ‘pudding corner’. If you intend on bringing a bigger horsebox please call the Racecourse Office to clarify arrangements.

The horsebox parking field is on Park View, just beyond the stableyard on the right.

Overnight Stays

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.

We do not offer overnight accommodation to those under 18 years of age.

Race Day Stable Staff 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 James Armstrong, who may be contacted on 07801699281.

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