PLAN YOUR VISIT
All you need to know to enjoy a great day at Cartmel Races!
Use our handy guide to plan your day and make your travel arrangements.
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.
RACE MEETING INFORMATION
Gates open 9am. Louis Roederer from 11.30am. Gates close 8pm Saturday and 7pm Monday
Saturday 28th August 8 gates open *9am, gates close 8pm
First Race 1450 Second Race 1525 Third Race 1600 Fourth Race 1635 Fifth Race 1715 Sixth Race 1750 Seventh Race 1820
Monday 30th August
First Race 1420 Second Race 1455 Third Race 1530 Fourth Race 1605 Fifth Race 1645 Sixth Race 1720 Seventh Race 1755
- TICKET INFORMATION
- ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
- GROUP HOSPITALITY
- RESTAURANT PACKAGES
- DRINKS AND SNACKS
- WHERE TO STAY
- SAFETY INFORMATION
- WHAT TO WEAR
- LOST OR STOLEN TICKETS
- VENUE ACCESSIBILITY
- OWNER AND TRAINER INFO
2021 Cartmel Map
Our fabulous public area, offering :
- Car Bubbles
- Home Straight Picnic Plots
- Party Tents
- Food and drinks concessions, betting, big screens and great views of the racing.
Annual Badge Holder at Cartmel Racecourse
This membership offers the following benefits:
- Free admission to all 9 days racing at Cartmel including any concert race days
- Free parking in the Paddock enclosure – subject to availability
- Free admission to 50 reciprocal days at other racecourses in Britain and Ireland
- Annual Members marquee in the Paddock enclosure with bar and betting facilities
- Metal Badge (for new members only)
- Annual Members grandstand viewing
Single Annual Membership is £160.00 per person. For more information please call the office 015395 36340. Our capacity for annual membership is now full for 2021
All 2021 inclusions are detailed in your members pack received by post.
Cartmel Racecourse is most easily accessed from junction 36 of the M6 via the A590. Follow the signs towards Barrow and Ulverston until you reach the turn-off for High Newton, where you will also see a sign for Cartmel Priory. Our temporary yellow event signage will be in place from the A590.
The lanes around the racecourse are very beautiful, but also quite narrow. To assist with the traffic management, we make several of the lanes one-way – so it is particularly important that you follow the event signage and NOT your sat-nav. Look out for signs to your preferred enclosure, Paddock or Course, as the entrance routes are at different ends of the village. It is strongly recommended that you aim to arrive well before the first race, as access to the Racing Enclosures will be limited afterwards.
Parking on the course car park is £10 per car, while parking in our overflow car parks on the edge of the racecourse is free – so please don’t try to park on any of the roads in or near the village as this is likely to cause an obstruction, and could result in a fine, or your car being towed.
If you are planning to travel by taxi, it is strongly recommended that you book in advance, as it is unlikely that there will be many available on the day. To reduce traffice we ask for all taxis to drop off and pick up from the lay-by opposite Cartmel Priory School, near the Pig and Whistle public house on the edge of the village.
The closest station to Cartmel Racecourse is Cark-in-Cartmel Train Station. For more details visit www.thetrainline.com
Stagecoach provides a bus service between Cark-in-Cartmel Station and Cartmel village before the first race and after the last race. Once available, we will post the timetables below. UPDATE FOR 2021. SADLY STAGECOACH CANNOT OFFER THIS SERVICE FOR 2021. DUE TO SUPPORTING SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS ON OTHER PERMANENT ROUTES.
Provision can be made for helicopters to land nearby the racecourse. Permission must be sought in advance. Please contact the racecourse at least 2 weeks before the event – 015395 36340.
Parking for coaches is available in the designated Coach Park. Coaches are unable to park in any other car park other than the coach park area. Coach party organisers should inform the Racecourse Office that they will require a coach parking space 5 days in advance of the raceday if possible.
Paddock Car Park
Paddock parking is not available in 2021.
Paddock Priory Side Rail Parking
Paddock Priory Side Rail Parking is not available in 2021.
Course Car Park
Whilst overflow and 7 Acres parking is free, a charge of £10 per car will be charged for cars wishing to park within the course car park on all race days and must be booked online in advance.The Course area is unsuitable for vehicles such as minibuses, motor-homes or large vans. Please do be aware that this car park is monitored by ANPR cameras and that although your pre-paid ticket includes parking overnight, you must remove your vehicle by 12 midday the following day. If your car is not moved you may then be served with a Penalty Charge Notice. Please also be mindful of those other customers who will have booked for race days following the one you have booked for and vacate the space to allow them to enjoy their booking.
The racecourse welcomes coaches and minibuses free of charge in the coach car park only. Access to this car park is from Cartmel village.
No parking is permitted for coaches, minibuses and camper vans in the Paddock car park, Course car park, Hill and Stream Members and Run In Rail Members car parks.
We request that all coaches, minibuses and camper vans make us aware of their arrival in advance. It is also advisable for coach parties to purchase tickets in advance.
Gazebos & Windbreakers
Racegoers are permitted to put up their own gazebos and windbreakers in allocated areas (a member of the Cartmel staff will advise). A charge of £20.00 is payable on the day for each gazebo or windbreaker erected based on either being a standard size of 3m x 3m. Multiples of this charge will apply to larger gazebos and windbreakers.
Unfortunately, gazebos and windbreakers are not permitted next to the running rail or within 10 metres either side of a jump, as they obscure the view of other racegoers.
Please also note no gazebos or windbreakers are permitted on either side of the finishing straight. (Course/Paddock Running in Rail enclosures).
Gazebo and windbreakers are not available to hire from the racecourse and may not be permitted in high winds.
Few people can resist an invitation to a day at the races. Our unique party atmosphere at Cartmel means there is no better way to celebrate a special occasion with family or friends or to entertain business clients or staff.
The relaxed surroundings of our hospitality areas ensure privacy and comfort, whilst still located in the heart of the racing action. The mix of informality and entertainment provides an exceptional ambience for building business relationships; we guarantee your guests will never be stuck for something to spark the next conversation!
Our hospitality packages take all the hassle out of organising such an event, leaving you and your guests to enjoy the day. We can accommodate both large and smaller parties within our flexible hospitality marquee arrangements.
Cartmel Private Boxes
Sadly, not available in 2021 Looking forward to 2022
Our Cartmel Private Boxes are your private area for the day and are located within a screened section of the main marquee. Perfect for groups of 30 or more guests, private boxes are available from mid-morning on race days so guests can get together and enjoy the preliminaries of a busy day’s racing. Private box dining includes a hot & cold buffet lunch and afternoon tea featuring local, seasonal produce which has been carefully selected by our exclusive caters, Campbell & Rowley. Afterwards, there is no need to rush away, why not let the traffic disperse and make full use of your facility. If you are celebrating a special occasion, party organisers can access the private box from 10am to put up temporary decorations.
What’s included in a Cartmel Private Box package?
- Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch
- Afternoon Tea
- Paddock Admission Badges
- Fully Furnished Marquee
- Racing Posts
- Floral Decorations
- Outside area with patio furniture
- Tipsters and Guest Speakers available on request
Separate drinks packages are also available and can be tailor-made to your requirements.
For more information or to make a booking, please contact the racecourse on 015395 36340.
Course Party Tents
Our party tents include tickets for 15 people.
Course Party Tents
These Party Tents are situated in the Course Enclosure and are centrally located with easy access to food and drink outlets, betting and facillities. With easy viewing via our big screens, the Course Party Tents are self-catering, so you are permitted to bring your own food and drink for the day.
What’s included in the Course Side Party Tent Package?
- 3m x 3m Mini Marquee with Table & Garden Furniture
- Includes 15 Tickets
- Race Cards and The Racing Post (if available).
Paddock Party Tents
These Party Tents are situated in the Paddock Enclosure and are centrally located with easy access to food and drink outlets, betting and facilities. With easy viewing via our big screens.
1856 – The Cartmel Champagne Bar
Not available for 2021
A paddock side facility offering a table for the day, race-cards, tipster, a glass of champagne on arrival and a choice of platter.
- Smoked Salmon Platter
Finest quality Scottish smoked salmon produced by the award-winning Port of Lancaster Smokehouse. Garnished with capers, shallots, fresh salad leaves and a lemon vinaigrette.
- Mixed Charcuterie Platter
Free-range Prosciutto ham with black truffle, wild venison chorizo, Bresaola style air-dried beef. Served alongside caramelised onion chutney, fresh salad leaves and crusty sliced breads.
- Mixed Cheese Platter
A platter of 5 different cheeses from an award-winning Lancashire producer. Served with a selection of artisan biscuits and chutneys.
An exclusive bar offering table service of champagnes, prosecco and a selection of local gin; our platters offer a super selection of fresh and tasty cold items, featuring Port of Lancaster Smoked Salmon.
Your ticket gives you full access to the Paddock and Course area’s – great if you fancy a spin on the funfair or a trip around the fab range of stalls.
This area features private outdoor seating and a view of the track – fabulous to get up close to the runners and riders.
For more details or to book call our office on 015395 36340.
Enjoy delicious cuisine in comfortable surroundings whilst soaking up the racing atmosphere from one of our exclusive restaurants.
The Louis Roederer Restaurant
The Louis Roederer Restaurant is located on the first floor of the Grandstand (within the Paddock Enclosure) and boasts panoramic views of the racecourse, finishing line, and the parade ring. It has a private viewing balcony and access to the front steps of the Grandstand…perfect for enjoying a day’s racing in style! Racegoers can enjoy a delicious a la carte meal from their table designed by our exclusive caterers, Campbell & Rowley as part of the package at the Louis Roederer Restaurant.
What’s included in the Louis Roederer Restaurant package?
- Welcome Drink
- Drinks Including House Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
- Three Course A La Carte Lunch
- Afternoon Tea
- Paddock Admission
- Racing Post
- Private Table for Groups of 10 or More
|Saturday 29th May||£179.00||£156.00|
|BH Monday 31st May||£179.00||£156.00|
|Wednesday 2nd June||£179.00||£156.00|
|Friday 25th June||£179.00||£156.00|
|Sunday 27th June||£179.00||£156.00|
|Saturday 17th July||£179.00||£156.00|
|Monday 19th July||£179.00||£156.00|
|Saturday 28th August||£179.00||£156.00|
|BH Monday 30th August||£179.00||£156.00|
The Ilex at Cartmel
Not available for 2021
Sample Menu – The Ilex 2019
The Ilex at Cartmel is located in the hospitality marquee which runs parallel to the finishing straight in the Paddock Enclosure. It provides racegoers with a more casual atmosphere from which to enjoy a delicious Buffet Lunch. The table is exclusively yours all day, providing you with a base from which to enjoy the days racing.
What’s included in The Ilex at Cartmel package?
- Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch
- Afternoon Tea
- Paddock Admission
- Racing Post
Drinks and Snacks
In addition to our public bars,you’ll be able to find a selection of our own real-ales at Unsworth’s Brewery.
Plus, of course, everything you’d expect to find to eat including fish & chips, prime quality beef burgers, bacon rolls, ice cream, etc.
Also look out for our local food producers – Furness Fish & Game, who will be selling their own venison burgers, and Cartmel’s very own, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding will be here too ** Subject to Covid 19 protocols.
Where to Stay
There are many excellent hotels and guest houses in the locality, details of which can be found on the local tourist board website www.golakes.co.uk, but if it’s self-catering you’re looking for, then please also visit www.holker.co.uk www.lakescottageholiday.co.uk or www.lakedistrict-stay.co.uk or www.lakelovers.co.uk
There are a number of places that we are happy to recommend as offering a particularly high level of comfort and value for money. These places have successfully served visitors to Cartmel Races for many the years:
Hotels & Guest Houses
The Cavendish Arms, Cartmel – Tel: 015395 36240
The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge – Tel:015395 31681
Number 43, The Promenade, Arnside – Tel: 01524 762761
Miller Howe Hotel & Restaurant, Windermere – Tel: 015394 42536
The Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-Over-Sands – Tel:015395 32331
Aynsome Manor Hotel, Grange-Over-Sands – Tel: 015395 36653
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Windermere – Tel: 015394 32375
Netherwood Hotel, Grange-Over-Sands – Tel: 015395 32552
The Grange Hotel, Grange-Over-Sands – Tel: 015395 33666
The Crown High Newton, Grange-Over-Sands – Tel: 015395 30613
Old Barn Farm, Newby Bridge – Tel: 015395 31842
Broadoaks Country House Hotel, Troutbeck, Windermere – Tel: 015394 45566
The Derby Arms, Witherslack – Tel: 015395 52207
The Strickland Arms Sizergh, nr Kendal – Tel: 015395 61010
Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge – Tel: +44(0)15395 30001
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere – Tel: +44 (0)15394 88818
The Priory Hotel, Cartmel Square, Cartmel – Tel: 015395 34070
The Royal Oak Cartmel Square, Cartmel – Tel: 015395 33246
Market Cross Cottage B&B, Cartmel Square – Tel: 015395 36143
Uplands Hotel, Cartmel – Tel: 01539 536848
The Langdale Estate, Langdale – Tel: 015394 38011
The Brimstone Hotel, Langdale – Tel: 015394 38062
The Cartmel Old Grammar Country House, Cartmel – Tel: 07432 792174 Greenbank Farm B&B, Cartmel – Tel: 01539 533686 Holiday Cottage, Cumbria – Tel: 01237 459888 Dunes Hotel, Barrow-in-Furness – Tel: 01229 461200
Holker Holiday Cottages 015395 58313
Flat 2 & 4 Tower House, Cavendish Street, Cartmel – Tel: 07814576368
Holiday Cottages Cumbria –Tel: 01524 702955; 07770 301709
Old Barn Cottages Newby Bridge – Tel: 015395 31842
Wall Nook Holiday Cottage Cartmel, Cumbria – Tel: 015395 36043
Wayside Cottage Cartmel – Tel: 07867 557733
Cark Manor Stables Cark-in-Cartmel – Tel: 07931 792236
Hill Farm Luxury Holiday Cottage – Tel: 015395 35 234; 07801 564 565
Clogger Beck Cottage, Cartmel – Tel: 01766 522 460
4 The Rowans Holiday Apartment, Grange-over-Sands – Tel: 07919 200 771
Wharton Cottage, Cartmel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenbank View – Contact 01404 812309 or email email@example.com
Ford House, Cartmel – Contact 07775797575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crumble Cottage, Cartmel – Contact Sarah Byrne on 015395 34405 or email@example.com
Causeway Cottage Cottage, Cartmel – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07777695802
Grange Fell, Grange – Contact email@example.com or call 07777 695802
Flat 2 The Old Barn, Cartmel – Contact Tony Boothman on 07785 346614
Holiday Cottage, Cumbria – Tel: 01237 459888
The Old Roller Shed, Cartmel – Contact Rachel Holcroft on 07770 444 495
Independent Cottages – Contact sarah@
What’s going on
You can also visit the sites shown below for a more comprehensive view of local accommodation, facilities and what’s going on:
The 4 designated camping areas are located at the southern end of the racecourse, within and just outside of the Course Enclosure which offers racegoers the opportunity to camp close to the action. The four areas are: 1) Scout Hut, 2) Mixed Field, 3) Paddock 2, and 4) Seven Acres. Areas 1-3 admit Camper Vans, Motorhomes and touring caravans, with tents also admitted in Area 2. Area 4 admits tents only. Please note, campers located close to the running rail may get wet if the track requires irrigation.
Full Season Camping Package – for a minimum of 2 people. Includes a camping pitch for all our race meetings and fixtures plus two annual membership badges (granting Paddock Enclosure admission for all racedays plus more than 45 reciprocal racedays at other tracks in Britain and Ireland). Extra campers can be added on to this package. This package must be booked by telephone with the Racecourse Office on 015395 36340.
Single Meeting Camping Package – The pitch fee includes a camping pitch for the duration of any single race meeting; 4 nights for either May, June, July or August or optional 6 nights for May only (arriving the day before the first raceday from 10am and departing by 11am on the morning following the final raceday). With this package a minimum of one admission ticket for either the course or paddock enclosure must be purchased, with the option to add on additional admission tickets (up to a maximum of 4 adults per pitch) or child camping tickets.
Single Raceday Camping Package The pitch fee includes a camping pitch for 2 nights over the duration of any single raceday; (arriving the day before the raceday from 12 noon and departing by 11am on the morning following the raceday). With this package a minimum of one admission ticket for either the course or paddock enclosure must be purchased, with the option to add on additional admission tickets (up to a maximum of 4 adults per pitch) or child camping tickets.
** 2021 UPDATE. ALL BOOKINGS NOT TRANSFERRED OVER FROM 2020 WILL BE CHARGED AT A PERSON TICKET PRICE. THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID 19 PROTOCOLS AND TO ALLOW FOR ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS TO BE UPHELD AND FOR A MUCH REDUCED CAPACITY.
A CHILD CAMPING TICKET (FOR CHILDREN AGED 5 – 17) MUST BE PURCHASED FOR ALL CHILDREN CAMPING. New bookings in 2021 for Child camping tickets are £25 per person per night. You must already have a camping package in your basket to be able to add any children’s camping tickets to your order. There is a reduced allocation of free children’s admission tickets to the races for children under 18.Once this allocation is fulfilled, a per person rate of £25 will apply to all additional tickets. (With the exception of a Concert Race Day when there will be admission prices for any children aged 13-17 and a ticket will be required for all ages. Please take care to read the ticket description at checkout and ensure you book the correct camping package for your child(ren)).
We welcome motor-homes, caravans and tents, although almost all of the camping space provided is on grass – parking on hard-standing can not be guaranteed. We will provide access to water, toilets, porta-showers and an Elsan point. There will be no electricity supply available to campers.
The amount of pitches available is limited, so early booking is recommended.BOOK NOW
Our safety information is designed to help you enjoy the racing & concerts in safety.
**PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY AND CODE OF CONDUCT. ALL ARE UPDATED REGULARLY ON THIS WEBSITE AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE DEPENDING ON GOVERNMENT, SPORTS GROUND AND LOCAL AUTHORITY GUIDANCE. ELITE SPORTING EVENTS ARE GOVERNED BY THE SPORTS GROUND SAFETY ADVISORY GROUP. NOT ONLY THE GOVERNMENT ROAD MAP.
A day at Cartmel Racecourse should be great fun for everyone; nobody wants an injury or an incident to spoil their day. So, when push comes to shove, we need to make sure that there isn’t any pushing or shoving.
The racecourse team prepares carefully for each event and we take every precaution to ensure that the site is as safe as is practical. However, we also need some help from you – to take responsibility for your own safety and to respect the safety and comfort of those around you. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a brief list of precautions that we’d like all visitors to consider:
Alcohol & Substance Abuse
Fortunately, very few accidents occur at Cartmel Racecourse, but those that do are most likely to be relatively minor incidents involving someone who has had too much to drink. Quite simply: you’ll be safer if you drink less alcohol. On the rare occasion that we receive a customer complaint, it’s quite likely to be linked to the behaviour of someone who’s had one too many. So please drink responsibly and encourage your friends to stay within their limits. Any incident involving substance abuse will be dealt with by Cumbria Police.
Slips, Trips, Falls
The most common cause for a visit to the Medic UK tent is sunstroke. Okay, that’s only on hot days… The most common cause, on a normal day, is a grazed knee. Many of these customers are either under the age of five years or they have had one drink too many (see the previous point about alcohol). Customers are reminded that the natural parkland, that forms the racecourse, includes many uneven surfaces that may become slippery in wet conditions. Please take care of yourselves and mind where you walk. Don’t try to run faster than your legs can go, even if you think your bookmaker might be packing away for the day.
Fences, Walls & Barriers
The fences, walls and temporary barriers located on the racecourse are intended to segregate people into specific areas. This may include segregating people from horses or people from sensitive or hazardous equipment. Please do not attempt to climb over, sit on or stand on any barriers – regardless of whether they appear to be permanent or temporary features – they are not designed to take a person’s weight.
The scenery at the racecourse is enhanced by beautiful trees, including some very old oaks. However, despite clichés such as ‘strong as an oak’ it should be noted that all trees are capable of shedding branches with little warning. While we inspect all the trees on the racecourse annually, we recommend that you do not sit beneath the branches. We especially ask that neither children nor adults, swing or climb on the branches of trees within the parkland.
Children are naturally attracted by the water in the beck that meanders through the Paddock Enclosure. For reasons that should be obvious, we recommend that children are always supervised. We also recommend that anyone paddling in the beck wears shoes or boots to protect their feet. Animals use the beck upstream (and downstream), so please do not use the beck for washing up your picnic utensils, for drinking or for cleaning your hands.
Horses are big and run very fast; hopefully, yours will run fastest of all. Please pay attention when in close proximity to the horses: stay on the public side of any barriers (close to the track or horse walk areas) and do not sit on or lean over barriers near to the horses. The running rails are designed to encourage the horses to stay on the track – but they will not withstand a horse’s weight if they hit them, nor a jockey’s if he is thrown over them – so be prepared to move if a horse is behaving erratically.
Be aware of moving vehicles at all times. If you are driving a vehicle, please pay special attention to pedestrians.
Every year the first aid team will treat at least one person with burnt fingers and we will be required to extinguish at least one fire in a wheelie bin. If you intend to bring a barbecue, please ensure that you handle it safely, take care not to scorch the grass, by using stones, and dispose of it in a metal bin – only when it is fully extinguished. No gas barbecues or gas canisters are permitted on the racecourse.
We love having BBQs at Cartmel Racecourse however, the horses aren’t as keen on drifting smoke. In order to keep our Equine friends happy we ask that all barbecues are extinguished 30 minutes before racing begins and are not reignited again until after racing.
There are usually lots of children at Cartmel races. Although we don’t consider them to be particularly dangerous, we do ask all children to be appropriately supervised by a responsible adult – who should be particularly mindful of all the considerations above.
First Aid posts are located in both the Paddock & Course Enclosures. In the Paddock Enclosure, the First Aid Post is located next to the blue Ticket Hut on the entrance driveway. In the Course Enclosure, the First Aid Post is located opposite the Grandstand at the rear of the Cricket Pavilion.
What to Wear
At Cartmel we request that racegoers wear smart casual dress in the Paddock Enclosure, especially in the restaurant areas.
Although the atmosphere is always informal, we ask that shirts are worn in all enclosures please. T-shirts and shorts are acceptable in hot weather. Wellington boots and macs are recommended in wet weather as a vast majority of our racecourse is grass. Although umbrella’s are excellent in the rain they can also be used in hot weather as a cover from the sun.
Please dress for your own comfort (and the weather!)
We love dogs here at Cartmel Races and absolutely dogs are allowed in both the Paddock & Course Enclosures on all racedays – as long as they are kept on a lead at all times and are cleaned up after. If dogs are left in cars and are deemed to be distressed a public address announcement will be made, failure to respond will result in the dog being released.
Dogs are also allowed in all camping areas but must be kept on leads and cleaned up after.
Restrictions may apply on a concert race day.
Lost or Stolen Badges or 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.
We offer designated parking for those who require it situated in our course parking area. These spaces are not pre-bookable, but we have carefully calculated the amount of spaces and think we have enough, based on previous events.
There are accessible toilet facilities located all around the site.
Due to the very restricted capacity in 2021 – we are not offering a special viewing platform, but there will be designated space along the rail on the Home Straight.
If you beleive you require any advice or special assistance – let us know in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owner & Trainer Information
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 enjoy your visit to Cartmel.
** Due to the extremely dynamic nature of the guidance for elite sporting events from government, local authority and the SGSA, some of our race day protocols may be subject to change (sometimes at short notice). We know that to follow the current government Road Map we cannot offer an indoor facility (your marquee) for our May fixtures. Please look out for emails and newsletters from us, with the most up-to-date details and news.
What Do Cartmel Offer Owners?
- Four Admission Badges per Runner*
- Access to The Exclusive Owners & Trainers Bar
- Owner & Trainers Parking
- Tickets For A Free Buffet Lunch**
*Please note that these badges are for your guests and should not be transferred for cash.
Owners & Trainers Bar
We have relocated the Owners & Trainers Bar to a position just north of the Parade – to improve your 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. **Tickets will be limited to four per owner (irrespective of the number of runners) and two per trainer.
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, by telephone on the day before racing.
Owners & Trainers parking will be provided on the outside of the racecourse in Car Park 2 – located to the north of the Paddock Enclosure and approximately 60m from the new Owners and Trainers Bar. The new parking area will provide more space for owners and a shorter distance to walk to the Parade Ring – as well as easier access/exit. Vehicles will no longer 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 will still be 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. The new 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’. We also arrange a bus service between the racecourse and Cark train station (costs £4 return) before and after racing for those travelling by rail. 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 the new parking area.
We offer all owners four admission badges per runner. If one syndicate owns two runners, they will, therefore, be allocated eight badges and twelvebadges for three runners, etc. Please note that these badges are for your guests and should not be transferred for cash. All badges are allocated at the Owners & Trainers Office, which is located adjacent to the track in Car Park 2. Badge holders will be required to scan their tickets on entry to (or exit from) the racecourse during racing.
Sadly below not available for 2021
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 day-pass at the Owners and Trainers Office for scanning purposes.
Not available for 2021
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. However, if you would like to reserve a table for the day, we currently have a limited amount of space in the Ilex Restaurant – located in the main hospitality marquee. The Ilex Restaurant package includes an excellent buffet lunch and afternoon tea – plus you will be able to keep your table for the full duration of racing, providing a useful base for the day. The package price (normally £100.00 per person) will be just £60.00 for owners and trainers. We strongly recommend reserving your space in advance of the race-day as availability is limited. To book or ask any further questions, please call the racecourse office on 015395 36340.
We are now using the Industry-wide PASS system for the allocation of race day badges.
We really would appreciate your feedback on the new bar and parking arrangements (including free lunch) which will help us to direct our budget in future years.
We look forward to seeing you and wish you a safe journey and the best of luck.
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