Carlisle Racecourse

The Racecourse
Durdar Road

Telephone: 01228 554700
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About Carlisle Racecourse

Carlisle racecourse is part of The Jockey Club family of racecourses, the largest commercial group in British horse racing. The course hosts flat racing during the summer and National Hunt racing over the winter months.

The Carlisle racecourse web site includes a list of upcoming fixtures, dress code, directions and parking, racecourse map, spectator guide and places to stay around the area. It also includes details of venue hire for both business functions, filming and celebrations, such as weddings and private parties.

Highlights of their racing calendar include the Carlisle Bell, one of the oldest races in Britain, a flat race handicap over 7 furlongs 173 yards in June, the 'Eternal' Fillies Stakes, a 6 furlong 195 yards listed race in June and the ApolloBet Mares' Chase, a listed race introduced in 2015, to help enhance the National Hunt racing programme for mares.

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Course Details


Right-handed, 1 1/2 mile pear-shape, galloping and against collar over last 4 furlongs.

National Hunt:

Right-handed, undulating, stiff and galloping. Circuit 1 mile 5 furlongs. The going can get very heavy in the winter.

Going Racing at Carlisle

Carlisle Racecourse is located due south of Carlisle in the village of Blackwell in Cumbria, between the Borders and the Lake District.


From the North or South:
Leave M6 at junction 42, follow signs for Dalston. Follow the road for approx 2 miles until you reach a staggered junction and turn right. The racecourse is approximately 1 mile on the left hand side.

From the East:
Take A69 or A66 to M6 motorway. Join the M6 and leave at junction 42 and follow directions above.

From the West:
Travel along the A595 following signs for Carlisle. Continue along this road and take the 3rd exit at the next roundabout. Follow the road past the Garden Centre and turn left at the junction. Follow this road and at T-junction in Dalston turn right. Follow road until you reach Bridge End pub. Turn left over the bridge and follow signs for Durdar. When you reach the next junction, turn left. The racecourse is approximately a mile on the left hand side.


The racecourse is 2.2 miles from Carlisle Station, a major station on the West Coast Main Line, lying 102 miles south of Glasgow Central, and 299 miles north of London Euston.