CARTMEL Racecourse has scooped a top national award at a prestigious racing industry event.
The popular course was named 'overall champion' during the annual Racecourse Association Showcase & Awards at Doncaster Racecourse.
The award comes after Cartmel took the ‘Jump Racecourse Groundstaff of the Year’ and 'Groundstaff Champions’ titles.

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Cartmel beat off competition for the champions' honour ahead of 'flat' winners Brighton and 'dual purpose' winners Ascot.
Jonathan Garratt, managing director at Cartmel Racecourse, said: “We are very proud of Gary Sharp and his team, who have shown a huge amount of dedication over recent seasons to bring about some significant improvements to the track at Cartmel. 
"Our objective is to provide the best racing surface possible and it is great to receive positive affirmation that we are succeeding. 
"We are already looking forward to an exciting calendar of racing fixtures and events at Cartmel next year.”