Britain's leading female jockey Hayley Turner is to compete for the first time at the world's only fixture exclusively for women riders.
Turner is booked for four rides at Carlisle Racecourse's Ultimate Ladies' Night fixture on Monday, 4 August, when every rider in all seven races will be a female jockey.
She will be competing against fellow professional and amateur riders to become the inaugural winner of the Durdar Trophy.
"It is great that I can make it up to Carlisle and Ultimate Ladies' Night this year. It is a unique event. I am looking forward to it - despite the journey up there from Newmarket!
"It is a fantastic meeting that showcases women jockeys’ talent and will encourage more women into racing. There are lots of girls at the moment that have got the ability and potential. It gives them all a chance. It is always nice to see the girls doing well.
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Jessie J was a hit in Carlisle this weekend as she performed to a crowd of 5,000 at Carlisle Racecourse.
The gig on Sunday, 27 July, was her first in city since 2011 when she performed at Radio 1's Big Weekend.
Kaiser Chiefs' Simon Rix told ITV Border they preferred to be in Carlisle rather than watching the Tour de France. The band are from Leeds, where the Yorkshire leg of the race departed from on Saturday:
More than 10,000 people watched the Kaiser Chiefs last night, the second-largest crowd in Carlisle Racecourse's history
What an unbelievable evening! We had some great racing, including a photo-finish in the feature race. And then the Kaiser Chiefs werejust something else. The response from the crowd, both in their numbers and enthusiasm, really was special and I'd like to thank everyone for their support. Ricky Wilson (lead singer) is a supreme showman - and we've got Jessie J here next on Sunday July 27 and then Wet Wet Wet at Ultimate Ladies' Night on Monday August 4. It's going to be along, hot summer at Carlisle Racecourse."
Final preparations are being made at Carlisle Racecourse ahead of a performance by the Kaiser Chiefs. An evening of racing will be followed by the Yorkshire band performing on a giant stage in front of thousands of people.
The Kaiser Chiefs topped the UK Album charts this year with their latest album: Education, Education, Education& War. Their hit singles include I Predict A Riot, Oh My God, Never Miss ABeat and Ruby, which also reached number one. They also played at Glastonbury last weekend.
Geraldine McKay, Carlisle Racecourse General Manager said: "It's going to be a fantastic afternoon and evening, withquality racing followed by one of Britain's biggest and best-known bands."
Organisers of the Cumberland Show say that the number of people through the gates was well up on figures from last year.
Thousands of visitors turned out for the 176th event which was held at Carlisle Racecourse.
The event is a highlight in the agricultural calendar, and luckily the rain held off for the day.
Farming Minister George Eustice praised the show for bringing both city and rural communities together
"I think it's really important these events to bring town and country closer together because all too often i think we've got a bit of a divide between town and country and people lose contact and lose touch with the farming industry.
"I don't think it happens as much in Cumbria because it is a very rural area but these shows are just vitally important i think to help promote farming and promote public understanding of it."
A Government Minister has hailed the Cumberland Show as a 'fantastic' example of city and rural communities coming together.
George Eustice is the Minister for Farming, and has praised Cumbria for it's links to farming communities.