Carlisle is a quaint racecourse with tons of history. Horseracing at Carlisle racecourse dates back to the 1600's.
Carlisle racecourse is just over a mile and a half in distance with a separate chute for the 5 and 6 furlong courses. The 6 furlong course is level for 2 furlongs, and then rises steeply to the furlong pole after which it is flat. It is what could be called a stiff sprint track.