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A Punters Guide to Cartmel Race Track - Left Hand,Right Hand,Galloping,Easy.Cartmel Racecourse Facts.
A description of Cartmel Racetrack - Gradients,Direction,Trivia, - Cartmel Racecourse.Cartmel Racecourse is located in the attractive Lake District area of northern England.
More than a just race meeting at Cartmel - there are numerous extra attractions like funfairs,country pursuits,sideshows etc.
Cartmel has just 7 meetings a year,but,despite its remote location,attracts huge crowds - 20,000 is not unusual.
There is no flat racing at Cartmel - National Hunt racing only.
Like the majority of U.K. racetracks,Cartmel is left handed.
Course is quite narrow and has sharp bends on its 1 mile circumference circuit.
Despite Cartmels small circuit,it has perhaps the longest run in of any N.H. course of over 4 furlongs.
Front runners can excel at Cartmels sharp and narrow racetrack - ignore horses who need to come from behind when betting here.
Many horses cannot act at Cartmel - course specialists should always be considered.
First written reports of racing at Cartmel date back to 1856,but monks priory nearby is reputed to have held horse racing events in the 12th Century.
Cartmel is the location of the notorious Gay Future affair in 1974.This betting coup involved the switching of horses by Irish syndicate.However the bookies were suspicious,refused to pay out and the attempted coup failed.
Get to Cartmel by car or coach is best,but you can get there by rail - use Cark in Cartmel or Grange over Sands stations,with a bus to ferry you to track from Cark in Cartmel station on race days.
Get track facts for other U.K. racecourses.
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