Prize money on offer at Carlisle Racecourse will go up by nearly a quarter of a million pounds this year.
The £241,000 increase is part of The Jockey Club's investment in its small courses across the country.
Top trainer Jonjo O'Neill will be at Carlisle Racecourse next week after entering horses to race there ahead of Cheltenham FestivalRead the full story ›
Emma Sayer has been Cumbria's top female jockey this season, winning three races.
She's racing at Ultimate Ladies' Night this evening, at Carlisle Racecourse, and our reporter Hannah McNulty went to meet her:
There's a lot of excitement building up to tonight, and I'm going to be in five races, so looking forward to that."
I think it's been a great initiative for Carlisle, to really get behind the ladies of this sport, because it is a male dominated industry, so it's quite nice that the girls have one night that is special to them.
And I think everybody appreciates it, and the ladies of Carlisle have got behind it, and I'm sure everyone will have a great time."
The first of seven races will begin at 5:45pm, and 76 horses are competing. The UK's top female jockey is amongst the competitors.Read the full story ›
Pop legends Madness head to the region for a concert at Carlisle racecourse this weekend.Read the full story ›
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Cumbria's biggest horse racing event is set to get underway today.
Carlisle Racecourse's annual Bell and Plate meeting sees contestants compete for the oldest horse racing trophy in the world, dating back to the sixteenth century.
The prize money this year is £130,000, which is the most the course has ever seen.
Carlisle will host it's first flat race fixture of the year this afternoon, along with a family fun day.
This year's theme is a Princess and Pirate Party, with activities like a treasure hunt and sandcastle competition on offer for the children.
Gates open at 11.30am and the first race begins at 1.30pm. The final race of the day is at 4.55pm.
"What a fantastic way to start our new Flat season, by hosting a family fun day on bank holiday.
"It's been eight months since we last hosted a Flat meeting and it's great to return with a double-bill of top class racing action and fun for the kids."
Belinda Carlisle is one of five headline acts announced for this year's Ultimate Ladies' Night at Carlisle Racecourse.Read the full story ›
Champion Jockey Tony McCoy says he may be back to race in Carlisle before he retires.
McCoy, who announced his intention to hang up his boots at some stage this season, won his last race at the course yesterday.
And he says he hasn't ruled out returning once more.