Cartmel Races 2023

Cartmel Races 2023

26th December 2022

The 2023 racing fixtures for Cartmel Races have been confirmed.

Cartmel Racecourse will see another full ‘season’ of 9 days horse racing at Cartmel village racecourse in 2023. The fixture list is as follows:-


Saturday 27th May

Monday 29th May

Wednesday 31st May (Evening Meeting)


Friday 30th June


Sunday 2nd July

Saturday 22nd July

Monday 24th July


Saturday 26th August

Monday 28th August

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Cartmel Cottages

The front of Weavers Cottage – see here

We have 2 holiday cottages in the Cartmel Valley which are ideal for Cartmel Race meetings.

You can see our Cartmel Cottages and read more about the area by clicking here>>>

If our Cartmel Cottages are fully booked for the race meetings, we have 2 gorgeous cottages 20 minutes’ drive away, located near the southern tip of Coniston Water.

You can see our Coniston Cottages and read more about the area by clicking here>>>


Cartmel race meetings are a fun filled, family event set against the backdrop of the beautiful Lake District fells.

Cartmel Racecourse has the highest daily average attendance amongst National Hunt courses. The village racecourse has the 3rd highest average attendance of any race meeting in the UK, even though it is one of the smallest racecourses in Britain.

The original ‘steeplechase’ course is the only racecourse in Britain actually located within a village and provides the backdrop to a fabulous event for all the family with a funfair, country stalls and a great Lake District atmosphere.

Cartmel Racecourse has the longest run-in in the country despite the course being just over a mile in circumference.


Horse racing enthusiasts and people after a great day out travel from near and far for this great social gathering and the spectacle and atmosphere that provides a great fun day out for everyone. To top it off, this spectacular event is set against the backdrop of the stunning Lake District fells and mountains.

The ‘National Hunt’ jump racing at Cartmel’s sharp and narrow left-handed oval course is quite different from other courses. The home straight veers off the course and dissects the oval course to give a thrilling finish for the crowds on either side of the finish straight.

The steeplechase course has at least 6 fences, sometimes more and also includes an open ditch and a water jump.

You can see our Cartmel Cottages and read more about the area by clicking here>>>

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