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Cartmel Races

Cartmel Racecourse is one of the gems of British racing, a distinctive and picturesque course nestled in a woody valley in the heart of the Lake District.

Despite its remote location, and the fact it hosts only nine days of jump racing each summer, Cartmel races attracts enormous crowds. Up to 20,000 congregate in the middle of the course, which is only one mile round, with a finishing straight that bisects the circuit.

The most valuable race is the Cumbria Crystal Hurdle, held each July. The short, sharp nature of the track means it favours horses that race prominently – although it doesn’t pay to go for home too soon. The run-in of nearly half a mile from the last fence is the longest in the country.

Cartmel Races Fixtures And Events 2021

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SAT 29th May Cartmel North
Turf Jump Afternoon
MON 31st May Cartmel North
Turf Jump Afternoon
WED 2nd Jun Cartmel North
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 25th Jun Cartmel North
Turf Jump Afternoon
SUN 27th Jun Cartmel North
Turf Jump Afternoon
SAT 17th Jul Cartmel North
Turf Jump Afternoon
MON 19th Jul Cartmel North
Turf Jump Afternoon
SAT 28th Aug Cartmel North
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MON 30th Aug Cartmel North
Turf Jump Afternoon
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Confirmed races in plain text. Confirmed pattern races in bold text. Unconfirmed races in grey text.

Cartmel Races Tips

  • Donald McCain sends plenty of runners up to Cartmel Racecourse from Cheshire and has a good strike rate, while local trainer James Moffatt also enjoys plenty of success here.
  • Look out for runners sent across the Irish Sea from the powerful Gordon Elliott yard too.
  • Peter Bowen often makes the long trek from Wales a winning one, with many of his runners ridden by his son Sean Bowen, who clearly has a liking for the track.
Cartmel
Racing at Cartmel by Steve M. Walker is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.2

The jockey's view

Bryony Frost
By Bryony Frost - Most successful female jump jockey in history

Cartmel Racecourse is right-handed and very sharp. It’s mainly flat but there are undulations on the ground so you need a balanced horse and one who likes to run forward in the field.

There’s not a lot of places to make up ground because it's so tight but you do have a long run in that swings right up the middle of the track. You come up the diagonal so you need a horse with good tunnel vision because if you are in front it’s a long way to keep kicking so a horse that can stay focused throughout is great. Also, if you win at Cartmel they even give you sticky toffee pudding as a prize!

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Cartmel Races Behind Closed Doors

Cartmel races are currently being run behind closed doors because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

This is set to be reviewed and updated in line with government advice, with Cartmel races keen to welcome back punters as soon as it is safe to do so.

It’s still worth checking Cartmel races fixtures because the decision to allow spectators in could change. If you book tickets to a Cartmel Racecourse event that is then moved to behind closed doors, refunds will be processed through the course’s official website.

Cartmel Racecourse Contact Details

Cartmel Racecourse
The Racecourse
Grange-over-Sands
LA11 6QF
T: 01539 536 340
W: https://cartmel-racecourse.co.uk

Twitter: @Cartmelrace
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