Cartmel Course Guide

Cartmel hosts racing throughout the summer months with the majority of its meetings taking place over bank holiday weekends. The showpiece race of the season is the three mile and six furlong Grand Veterans’ Chase, which is staged on the second May Bank Holiday each year.

Situated in the south of the Lake District, Cartmel is unashamedly a holiday track and the relaxed atmosphere adds to its character. As a consequence the course remains extremely popular with racegoers regularly attracting crowds in excess of 10,000 spectators.

Jumps Racing

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Left handed, tight. Only six fences to a circuit places little emphasis on jumping, though they are fairly stiff for a minor course and result in a disproportionate number of unseats to falls, particularly over the last few fences which come in quick succession as the field are quickening. Run-in of half a mile from the last fence is longest in the country and, unsurprisingly, the lead changes hands from the last more than would normally be expected, be it due to idling or tiring after being sent for home too soon.

Cartmel is not a place you should be going to if you don’t like the smell of barbecues! It’s amazing how many times on the way round you get a flash of something cooking in your nostrils and that, above all else, is my defining memory of riding there. Being as it’s such a tight track, you need a horse that travels, because they go very quick, and if your mount is under pressure early at Cartmel, it can be a long, long way round. That said, the obstacles - both the hurdles and fences - are very fair.

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14:05 Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 6f 31y)
Red, yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap, yellow diamond (Steve & Jackie Fleetham)
  • Winner: Mac Tottie
  • Jockey: Sean Bowen
  • Trainer: P Bowen
  • Owner: Steve & Jackie Fleetham

14:40 Wicks Waste Services Juvenile Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 1f 46y)
Black, yellow seams, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star (Sarah & Wayne Dale)
  • Winner: Ormesher
  • Jockey: B S Hughes
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Owner: Sarah & Wayne Dale

15:15 Join The Coral Bet And Get Club Handicap Chase

(Class 2) (2m 1f 61y)
Purple, light blue star, light blue and purple striped sleeves (The Smith Swinburne Partnership)
  • Winner: Wells De Lune
  • Jockey: Sean Bowen
  • Trainer: P Bowen
  • Owner: The Smith Swinburne Partnership

15:50 Extra Places Every Day With Coral Handicap Chase

(Class 2) (3m 1f 107y)
Red and grey stripes, red sleeves and cap (Mrs C P Lees-Jones)
  • Winner: Lofgren
  • Jockey: B S Hughes
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Owner: Mrs C P Lees-Jones

16:25 Ciceley Commercials Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (2m 5f 34y)
Royal blue, dark green sleeves and cap (Mr Alan Halsall)
  • Winner: Midnight Shot
  • Jockey: J J Burke
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Owner: Mr Alan Halsall

17:00 Smart Money's On Coral Handicap Hurdle

(Class 2) (3m 1f 83y)
Maroon, light blue epaulets, sleeves and cap (Birrafun 2)
  • Winner: Nautical Nitwit
  • Jockey: A Nicol
  • Trainer: P A Kirby
  • Owner: Birrafun 2

17:35 Swan Hotel & Spa Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 6f 31y)
Maroon, royal blue hoop, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap (Raymond, Eddie & Joyce Wharton)
  • Winner: Justatenner
  • Jockey: Harry Reed
  • Trainer: T Davidson
  • Owner: Raymond, Eddie & Joyce Wharton

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Cartmel Racecourse
LA11 6QF
01539 536340

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