A LIMITED number of special rate tickets offering a fun day of horse racing in the picturesque Lakes village of Cartmel are on offer for all Gazette readers.

The Westmorland Gazette has joined forces with bosses at Cartmel Racecourse to offer a reduce rate ticket of £15 per person for all race dates throughout May, June, July and August.

The special rate offers readers a fantastic deal and a discount of £8 per ticket for the paddock enclosure.

Vanessa Sims, Regional Group Editor, said: "We have teamed up with Cartmel Racecourse to offer a fantastic day out at an affordable price to all Gazette readers.

"This offer is in high demand and only available until tomorrow (January 15).

"Don't miss out make sure you get your tickets today."

Race dates include: Saturday May 23, Monday May 25, Sunday June 28, Saturday July 18, Monday July 20, Saturday August 29 and Monday August 31.

Visitors to Cartmel can take their own picnics and well behaved four-legged friends.

To get your tickets visit cartmel-racecourse.co.uk using the voucher code NQ15.

In 2020 the racecourse will also be welcoming one of the best-selling artists of the 21st century - award-winning singer-songwriter David Gray.

The event, on Friday, June 26 following will follow a full day of British horse racing, and will mark the 20th anniversary of his landmark album White Ladder.

Geraldine McKay, racecourse manager, said: “We are genuinely delighted to be able to announce David Gray for our June concert day. He has so many fantastic, timeless hits that everyone loves. It’s going to be an unforgettable day.”