Carlisle Racecourse

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Location Carlisle, Cumbria
Owned by Jockey Club Racecourses
Screened on Racing UK
Course type Flat
National Hunt
Notable races Carlisle Bell, Cumberland Chase, Cumberland Plate, Graduation Chase
Official website

Carlisle Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located at Blackwell village, near Carlisle, Cumbria, England. The course has been on its present site since 1904, when it moved there from another location near Carlisle. The course is 1m 4f (2.41km) in circumference, right handed, and hosts flat racing in the summer and National Hunt racing over the winter months. The last half mile is up a steep incline. The going can get very heavy in the winter.

History was made on 2 July 1929 when the newly formed Totalisator Board operated their pool betting system for the first time on a British racecourse at Carlisle.

Carlisle is home to the Carlisle Bell, one of the oldest horse races in existence. Carlisle also had a King's Plate - a race for 5-year-old horses in 3 mile heats - instigated by George III in 1763. [1]

Notable races[edit]

Month DOW Race Name Type Grade Distance Age/Sex
June Wednesday Carlisle Bell Flat Handicap 7f 200y 3yo +
June Wednesday Eternal Stakes Flat Handicap 6f 192y 3yo f
November Sunday ApolloBet Mares' Chase National Hunt Listed 2m 4f 4yo + f

Other races


  1. ^ Whyte, James Christie (1840). History of the British turf, from the earliest period to the present day, Volume I. London: H. Colburn. p. 403. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 

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Coordinates: 54°51′40″N 2°56′00″W / 54.86111°N 2.93333°W / 54.86111; -2.93333