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Jonathan Garratt
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Managing Director of Cartmel Racecourse
Managing Director of Cartmel Racecourse

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Young Jockeys and Old Horses
As if it wasn’t already difficult enough to get a leg-up in horseracing, this week the BHA announced that it was going to make it tougher to become a jockey. No longer will the main qualification be for applicants to weigh less than an empty packet of crisp...

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Check Your Tickets
Unfortunately there is no blog today as your correspondent is lost among the drunken hoards at the Cheltenham Festival and there just isn’t time to write.   The first day crowd was more than 66,000 strong, a bit like staging three-and-a-half Cartmel fixture...

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The Cheltenham Festival Tips Blog - all the news from the best Preview Night on the circuit...

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The Expert View
It's questionable whether I should publish this blog-post at all - giving away (as it does) all the privileged information purchased at Thursday's Cheltenham Festival Preview Night in the Cartmel Grandstand. It'd be easier to pretend that there were no usef...

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Bright Stars of the future...

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The Bright Stars of Cartmel
When the team from Bright Stars called the racecourse office, I thought perhaps they were going to ask me to sing alongside Sir Tom Jones, on the Cartmel stage, at the end of June. But no, it turned out that Bright Stars is a competition for primary school ...

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Tickets on sale on Monday...

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Tom Jones - The Voice of Cartmel
"What’s New Pussycat?" asks Lois as I walk into the office.   I look at her quizzically. "It’s Not Unusual!" says Pam. But it is – it’s very unusual. In fact there’s an odd vibe about the entire office.   "She’s a Lady," Pam explains, although the point is ...

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For the Love of the Sport
Tell me that you’re an amateur musician and I might (politely) try to avoid your show; tell me that you’re a professional dancer and I won’t be allowed out of the house to see your show. There’s a prejudicial assumption that amateurism stands for not-very-g...
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