Located just south of the town, Carlisle has meetings every month, except September and December.

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Course Characteristics:

A triangular right handed (clockwise) circuit of 1 mile 5 furlongs with plenty of undulations, Carlisle is a dual purpose course hosting both jumping and flat racing throughout the year. There is a chute on the home straight allowing for 5 and 6 furlong races on a straight course. The entire home straight is uphill.

The uphill run-in is particularly challenging and horses with stamina doubts over the distance should be treated with caution.

Carlisle is one of those courses where jockeyship is probably more important than usual and a jockey with a good record at the course should not be ignored.

Draw Advantage: Nothing significant, although low numbers have a slight advantage in sprints when the stalls are on the far side. On the other hand when the going is testing high drawn runners seem to hold the edge. (was the opposite way round prior to the 2011 season when the stall numbering system changed)

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Admission (2012 Prices):

There is a single enclosure for most meetings costing £15.  A few meetings have dual-enclosures, prices for 2013 to be confirmed.

Annual membership (2013): Single £165 (Seniors £135), Double £270

Accompanied under 16’s are admitted free of charge.

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Located 3 miles south of the town cent re the best way to approach the course is from J42 of the M6 (2 miles away) from where the course is well signposted.

Ease of public transport access: Moderate (Rail to Carlisle then taxi)

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Suitability for the first time racegoer: good

Last Reviewed: February 2012

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Telephone: 01228 554700

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