The Carlisle Bell dates back to 1599 and bookies.com are the proud sponsors of this prestigious summer race
The flat racing season is in full swing and all eyes will be on Carlisle next week for the renewal of the famous Carlisle Bell race.
This is an encounter steeped in history, with the race first contested in 1599 and it’s still going strong 400 years later, with a strong field expected for the one mile showdown at Carlisle racecourse.
Bookies.com are the race sponsors this year, with local businessman Andy Bell a coincidental namesake of the famous encounter. Andy owns bookies.com and the site is a leading website when it comes to showcasing free bets, racing tips and price boosts on a daily basis.
Bookies.com also sponsor several other races during the flat and National Hunt season, with a strong belief in supporting UK racing, especially at meetings in the north where the main headquarters are based.
The David Nicholls-trained Johnno won the race twelve years ago, with the trainer’s son Adrian prominent on the five-year-old throughout the 2014 Carlisle Bell before taking up the running late on.
An interesting point is that Johnno was the third consecutive winner of this renewal to come from a high draw, so keep your eyes peeled on Wednesday 24 June to see which horses feature higher in the stalls pecking order.
Adrian Nicholls told bookies.com after the 2014 renewal: “He’s done well from the draw. I got a nice lead through the race and he’s stuck to it well. He’s a nice horse.”
Tickets are selling fast for 24 June, where the Carlisle Bell and Cumberland Plate will be contested in what has always been a huge day for the town of Carlisle. General Admission, Premier Enclosure and Punters Packages are all available so make sure you don’t miss out on this fabulous day for racing.
The first race takes place at 2pm, with the racing then running right through to 5.15pm so there are plenty of punting opportunities including the chance to try and back the winner of the prestigious bookies.com Carlisle Bell.
Naturally, bookies.com will have tips available for a great of racing at Carlisle, with our expert racing tipster looking to pick out some value for those who are having a flutter.
Bookies.com owner Andy Bell said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring one of the most historic and oldest horse races in the United Kingdom. Hopefully we’ll have some nice weather, the people of Carlisle will be flocking to the racecourse and there will be an exciting and competitive renewal of the bookies.com Carlisle Bell.”
At bookies.com, you can read the expert racing tips on a daily basis and also visit an odds comparison section to make sure you are getting the top value when it comes to betting on horse racing.
There are also plenty of price boosts and free bets up for grabs so make sure you head to the bookies.com website before contemplating those all-important wagers.