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Allen jumps into Royal International spot in equestrian

4:00pm Sunday 9th June 2013

KENDAL showing rider Glen Allen has been on top form by winning his ticket for Royal International Horse Show in July.

Days of contrast as Cartmel Races opens 2013 horse racing season

1:00pm Wednesday 29th May 2013

CARTMEL Racecourse’s 2013 season began with two very contrasting days weather-wise on Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday.

McGhee and Foxghyll win awards aplenty in endurance riding

10:00am Friday 7th December 2012

AMBLESIDE endurance rider Kath McGhee is celebrating national awards as she and her horse Foxghyll’s Filly were out to prove a point this year.

Epee Celeste proves value for money to win Cavendish Cup

9:00am Thursday 30th August 2012

BARGAIN buy Epee Celeste snapped up her second win at Cartmel this season when landing the totepool Mobile Text Tote to 89660 Handicap Chase for the Cavendish Cup on Saturday.

What A Steel shows his mettle to win richest Cartmel race ever

The Westmorland Gazette: Pete, ridden by Lucy Alexander, just pips Jason Maguire aboard Red Kingdom to victory

2:30pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

WHAT A Steel produced a tremendous late run to land the £28,000 Totepool.com Cumbria Crystal Hurdle at Cartmel on Saturday - the richest ever race held by the Lake District course.

Cartmel Races gears up for richest ever meeting

8:00am Saturday 21st July 2012

GRAND National winning trainer David Pipe has set his sights on the biggest prize ever offered at Cartmel , the £28,000 added Totepool.com Cumbria Crystal Trophy, highlight of the seven race card at the Lake District track on Saturday.

Carlisle Races all set for testimonial day

6:00pm Sunday 1st July 2012

CARLISLE Racecourse’s biggest racing fixture of the summer, headlined by 80s super group Madness, will be an historic fund-raising testimonial for two seriously injured jockeys thanks to the Cumbria-based Stobart Group.

Moffatt gets first local winner for five years in Cartmel Jubilee meetings

The Westmorland Gazette: Odds-on favourite Call Back wins the 2.35 on Bank Holiday Monday with Jason Maguire on board for trainer Donald McCain

10:29am Wednesday 6th June 2012

CARTMEL trainer James Moffatt got the first win on his home track in five years when his mare Bollin Dolly won the opening race of Bank Holiday Monday’s card.

New improvements to be revealed at Carlisle Racecourse on Monday

1:00pm Thursday 24th May 2012

IMPROVEMENTS costing more than £50,000 at Carlisle Racecourse will be revealed for the first time at the Cumbrian track's next meeting on the evening of Monday, May 28.

Racing figureheads give their Cheltenham Festival tips

6:18pm Friday 9th March 2012

HORSERACING’S leading lights descended on Cartmel Racecourse for an evening of tips for the Cheltenham Festival, which takes place next week.

Cartmel Racecourse runner-up in Groundstaff awards

3:54pm Wednesday 25th January 2012

CARTMEL Racecourse was announced as the runner-up in the 2011 Neil Wyatt Award at the Groundstaff Awards this week.

Richest ever raceday in extra Cartmel meeting next year

3:05pm Tuesday 22nd November 2011

CARTMEL Racecourse will stage its richest-ever race day with a new fixture next year, increasing its 2012 programme to eight days.

Twiston-Davies aims for hot double at Cartmel barbecue meeting

2:00pm Monday 11th July 2011

TRAINER Nigel Twiston Davies, will be hoping to improve his already impressive strike rate at Cartmel with a double at Thursday’s Summer Barbecue meeting.

Bank holiday races attract thousands to Cartmel

The Westmorland Gazette: Bank holiday races attract thousands to Cartmel

5:30pm Thursday 2nd June 2011

WITH GALLERY: Thousands of punters flocked to Cartmel Races for the course’s biggest meeting of the year, spread over three days.

Racing - McCoy can steer Now This Is It to Cartmel victory

9:33am Monday 30th May 2011

IRISH raider Now This is It looks the answer to the 3.55pm Beginners Chase at Cartmel's Bank Holiday Monday meeting.

Large attendance expected for Cartmel race meeting

1:22pm Monday 30th May 2011

THOUSANDS of punters are heading to Cartmel for today’s Bank Holiday race meeting.

Racng - Train route switch for Cartmel racegoers

10:27am Thursday 26th May 2011

RACEGOERS travelling to Cartmel from the south by rail over the Bank Holiday will have to change their usual travel plans.

Racing - Top jockey "under orders" for Cartmel

11:58am Tuesday 24th May 2011

GRAND National winning jockey Graham Lee is used to coming under starter’s orders, but he is under orders of a different kind when the Cartmel racing season kicks off on Saturday evening.

Cartmel's Chief Dan George prepares for Grand National bow

The Westmorland Gazette: James Moffatt and Chief Dan George.

3:43pm Wednesday 6th April 2011

THE sleepy village of Cartmel will be abuzz when Chief Dan George makes his Grand National bow at Aintree on Saturday.

Millworkers' Grand National a great success

12:52pm Tuesday 5th April 2011

MORE than 5,000 racing fans flocked to Whittington’s point-to-point course for the annual Holcombe Hunt Steeplechases - once known as the Millworkers’ Grand National.

Chief Dan George tipped for Grand National

6:03pm Monday 4th April 2011

WITH VIDEO: Cartmel-based trainer Jimmy Moffatt is tipping Chief Dan George for glory in this year's Aintree John Smith Grand National on Saturday.

Preview - Richards' runners primed for Carlisle

12:08pm Thursday 16th December 2010

AP McCOY has been given Carlisle Races' backing for BBC Sports Personality of the Year ahead of the course's final meeting of 2010 on Sunday.

New era at Cartmel Races

The Westmorland Gazette: DAY AT RACE: Punters watch the horses

3:43pm Friday 3rd September 2010

WITH GALLERY A new era at Cartmel Races started over the bank holiday with the arrival of a new managing director who has big plans for the South Lakeland course.

Racing - Angel to swoop at Cartmel's John Smith's BBQ meet

10:58am Thursday 15th July 2010

TIM Vaughan's Our Guardian Angel, ridden by Richard Johnson, can get punters off on a winning start at Cartmel's John Smith's Summer Barbeque meeting today (Thursday).

Racing - 'Jools' and co to hit top note at Carlisle

2:10pm Thursday 1st July 2010

CARLISLE Racecourse is preparing to welcome potentially a record modern-day crowd for its evening racing fixture on Saturday.

One fine day at Cartmel races

The Westmorland Gazette: BALMY WEATHER: Crowds enjoy the bank holiday sunshine at Cartmel races. Pictures Victoria Middleton

1:55pm Friday 4th June 2010

THOUSANDS of punters flocked to Cartmel Racecourse on a glorious Bank Holiday Monday after wet weather spoiled attendances for Saturday’s meeting.

Chief Dan George out of Scottish National

9:35am Thursday 15th April 2010

CARTMEL-based racehorse Chief Dan George has been pulled out of this weekend’s Scottish Grand National at Ayr and will not race again this season.

Crowds flock to race Whittington meet

The Westmorland Gazette: THEY’RE OFF: Crowds enjoy the racing at Whittington

9:30am Wednesday 7th April 2010

THOUSANDS of racegoers attended the Vale of Lune Point-to-Point at Whittington and were treated to some thrilling racing action.

Chief Dan George still in hunt for Grand National place

3:50pm Monday 5th April 2010

CHELTENHAM Festival winner Chief Dan George is still in the hunt for Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree.

Chief Dan George lands 33-1 shock win at Cheltenham

The Westmorland Gazette: Chief Dan George and the Pit Farm Stables team

3:32pm Tuesday 16th March 2010

CARTMEL-based racehorse Chief Dan George has won the William Hill Trophy Handicap Chase at a 33-1 shot for trainer Jimmy Moffatt at the Cheltenham Festival.

Horse Racing: Carlisle races frozen off

12:17pm Wednesday 10th February 2010

CARLISLE's scheduled race meeting for this afternoon, Wednesday, has been frozen off.

Horse Racing: Carlisle to have third inspection

10:51am Wednesday 10th February 2010

A THIRD inspection will be held at Carlisle Racecourse ahead of Wednesday's scheduled meeting.

Racing - Todhunter readies Big Sam to run

2:36pm Monday 11th January 2010

LIFELONG Blackburn Rovers supporter Paul Clarkson has named a racehorse Big Sam after Rovers Manager Sam Allardyce.

Carlisle racecourse gears up for medieval day on Sunday

10:10am Tuesday 24th November 2009

CARLISLE Racecourse will host ‘Ye Olde Medieval Day’ on Sunday as part its penultimate race day of the year.

25,000 pour through Cartmel racecourse gates after all hands to the pump

The Westmorland Gazette: TRIUMPH: Ground staff pumped away more than 35,000 litres of water

5:02pm Thursday 3rd September 2009

THOUSANDS of race enthusiasts poured through the gates at Cartmel racecourse over the bank holiday weekend after ground staff pulled out all the stops to ensure the race meeting went ahead.

Racing - Nostrings can pull off a Scoop interest

10:49am Saturday 18th July 2009

THE TOTESCOOP 6 is a big pot today and I'll be having a crack at it. Going through the form for the races, it's hard not to think Jono O'Neill has the answer to the final race in NOSTRINGSATTACHED.

Racing - AP McCoy riding at Cartmel Races

9:31am Thursday 16th July 2009

IT'S Cartmel Races today (Thursay) and top jockey AP McCoy rides at the meeting - Tetley's barbeque raceday.

Racing - Punters' package offered at Cartmel

11:18am Wednesday 24th June 2009

GRAND National sponsors John Smith’s will be at Cartmel for the first time when they are backing two races on ‘John Smith’s Summer Barbecue Day’ on Thursday, July 16.

Racing - Richest day's racing coming up

8:54am Monday 15th June 2009

CARLISLE Racecourse hosts its most valuable day's horse racing on Wednesday, June 24 with more than £100,000 in prizemoney on offer for the first time ever.

Racing - American touch fancied at Cartmel

The Westmorland Gazette: Bank Hlliday racing starts at Cartmel  on Saturday

10:05am Monday 25th May 2009

IT'S a sunny outlook for Cartmel's Bank Holiday Monday meeting and a Venetia Williams' runner is always to be respected so look to American Art in the 3.00pm race to put us in the picture.

Racing - Gersh win fancied at Cartmel

4:04pm Saturday 23rd May 2009

CARTMEL'S evening meet gets under way at 5.50pm and Donald McCain's GERSHWINNER represents an improving chaser who could be up to overcoming top weight in the Burlington Slate Handicap Chase, writes Flared Nostril.

Racing - Top jockey at Cartmel

The Westmorland Gazette: Bank Hlliday racing starts at Cartmel  on Saturday

8:40am Saturday 23rd May 2009

TOP jockey Denis O’Regan, who took the Cheltenham Festival by storm in 2008, breaks new ground tomorrow (Saturday) when he has his first ever rides at Cartmel.

Racing - Carlisle flat programme starts Monday

12:59pm Saturday 23rd May 2009

THE starting stalls are about to fly open at Carlisle Racecourse for the first time in 2009.

Racing - Chief Dan set for Ayr war-dance

The Westmorland Gazette: Racing - Chief Dan set for Ayr war-dance

9:58am Saturday 18th April 2009

CHIEF Dan George could put the Lake District village of Cartmel in the spotlight with a big-race win in the Scottish Grand Natonal at Ayr this afternoon (Saturday).

Eyes are on the Chief at Scottish Grand National

9:04am Friday 17th April 2009

BULLISH ABOUT THE CHIEF: While bumper crowds turned out for the Vale of Lune’s Whittington Races on Easter Saturday (pictured left), the Cartmel stable of Jimmy Moffatt was all set for a crack at the Scottish Grand National with stable star Chief Dan George who became the new ante-post favourite after sustained support. The trainer said: "It is nice to be going into a big race with a horse with a chance. It is a big week for the stable.

Racing - Whisperer can be Totescoop answer

10:01am Saturday 11th April 2009

HIGHLIGHT of Carlisle Races today (Saturday) is the 500th Totescoop 6 Celebration Handicap Chase at 3.25pm.

Grand National - Make Apal in the National

The Westmorland Gazette: Grand National - Make Apal  in the National

9:53am Saturday 4th April 2009

OVERNIGHT rain has come to boost the chance of BLACK APALACHI in today's John Smith's Grand National, writes Flared Nostril.

The Parson's knows the Aintree script

3:28pm Tuesday 31st March 2009

GRAND National week arrives and there's little Cumbrian interest with Martin Todhunter's runner BAGAN unlikely to run - eight horses below the cut-off point of 40 runners imposed for safety reasons.

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