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.

View from the saddle: Mick FitzgeraldMick Fitzgerald

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14:20 Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 6f 31y)
Orange, black and red chevrons on sleeves, red cap (The Risk Takers Partnership)
  • Winner: Boy In A Bentley
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Owner: The Risk Takers Partnership

14:55 Wicks Waste Services Juvenile Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 1f 46y)
Dark blue and white (quartered), white sleeves, white and dark blue quartered cap (Mr Graham R J Jones)
  • Winner: Glorvina
  • Jockey: B Hughes
  • Trainer: C J Mann
  • Owner: Mr Graham R J Jones

15:30 Coral Download The App Handicap Chase

(Class 2) (2m 1f 61y)
Royal blue, white star, chevrons on sleeves, white cap, royal blue star (Murphy's Law Partnership)
  • Winner: Wisty
  • Jockey: Henry Brooke
  • Trainer: M Todhunter
  • Owner: Murphy's Law Partnership

16:05 Coral Bet And Get Club Handicap Chase

(Class 2) (3m 1f 107y)
Purple, maroon sleeves and cap (The Sandylini Racing Partnership)
  • Winner: Fact Of The Matter
  • Jockey: G Sheehan
  • Trainer: Jamie Snowden
  • Owner: The Sandylini Racing Partnership

16:40 Mary Roby Memorial Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (2m 5f 34y)
Red, white cross of lorraine, red sleeves, white spots (Miss Gillian Boanas Mr Douglas Renton)
  • Winner: Brave Spartacus
  • Jockey: B Hughes
  • Trainer: Miss G Bonas
  • Owner: Miss Gillian Boanas Mr Douglas Renton

17:10 Coral Handicap Hurdle

(Class 2) (3m 1f 83y)
Black, yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap (Mr D McCain Jnr)
  • Winner: Tawseef
  • Jockey: Lorcan Murtagh
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Owner: Mr D McCain Jnr

17:45 Swan Hotel & Spa Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 6f 31y)
Black, yellow cross belts, black and maroon halved sleeves (Mr S A Morgan)
  • Winner: Dotties Dilema
  • Jockey: James Bowen
  • Trainer: P Bowen
  • Owner: Mr S A Morgan

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Cartmel Racecourse
LA11 6QF
01539 536340

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