THERE has been a surge in sales of tickets for Cartmel Racecourse's 2020 meetings since they went on sale earlier this month.

The unique course, near Grange-over-Sands, welcomed more than 90,000 visitors during its nine racedays of the 2019 season, making it one of the most well attended horse racing venues in the country.

And course manager Geraldine McKay explained tickets were off to a faster start than ever before.

The 2020 season at Cartmel will kick off with the three-day Whit meeting on Saturday, May 23, and that will be followed by two-day meetings in June, July and August.

The name of the headline act for the racecourse's June 26 Concert Day has not yet been revealed.