A Guide to Cartmel Race Course

A Guide To Cartmel Race Course

Cartmel racecourse is a small venue that hosts 9 race days per year between May and August with the main 3 day festival actually takes place over five days. There is a day off between each days race meeting to allow racegoers to visit the Lake District.

Despite its size it is often one of the most well attended racecourses in Britain after Aintree and Cheltenham with average crowds exceeding 20,000.

The course itself is a tight figure of eight shaped track that measures 1 miles around. The run in on the Steeplechase course is just about four furlongs in length which makes it the longest in the country, and there are only six fences – although the last few come quite close together as result in a lot of unseated riders.

The most valuable race at Cartmel is the Cumbria Crystal Hurdle, which is run in July and is worth around £40,000 to the winner.

The crowd size is due in part to the fact that you can walk to it from the village, and is considered part of a day out in the Lake District. Crowds arrive so early in the morning and leave so late at night that there is never enough time to completely prepare the course for the next day. If Cartmel was a concert, it would be Glastonbury.

Bullet Points

  • Left handed course
  • Tight track
  • Steeplchase run in is the longest in Britain
  • 6 fences

Map Of Cartmel Racecourse

Map of Cartmel Racecourse for Daily Racing Tips

Statistics – Last Three Years

Top Trainers – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

P Bowen                               38                   8                      16

D McCain Jr                          26                   5                      16

M Hammond                       31                   3                      16

M Todhunter                       16                   3                      5

D Sayer                                 16                   3                      4


Top Trainers – Hurdles

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

J Moffatt                               111                 11                   40

D McCain Jr                          62                   10                   21                              

P Bowen                               29                   10                   8

K Slack                                   8                      5                      0

D Sayer                                 37                   4                      13


Top Jockeys – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

B Hughes                              50                   9                      26

S Bowen                                21                   8                      6

H Brooke                              27                   6                      9

R Johnson                             20                   4                      9

S Coltherd                            15                   4                      2


Top Jockeys – Hurdles

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

B Hughes                              70                   16                   24

R Johnson                             30                   5                      14

H Reed                                   10                   5                      5

R Chapman                          17                   4                      6

J Bowen                                14                   4                      4                     


Course Address

Cartmel Racecourse




LA11 6QF

A Guide to Cartmel Race Course

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