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Three of the stars of Carlisle’s #AmazingMonday meeting return to Cumbria on Wednesday – all aiming to continue their fine form at the track.

Rachel Richardson – who bagged two winners at Carlisle’s annual Ladies Day meeting on August 7 – has no fewer than five rides booked here on Wednesday.

And the in-form McCain sisters – Abbie and Ella – will look to follow up #AmazingMonday winners when they go head-to-head over six furlongs in the in the 5.25 Betfair Amateur Riders’ Handicap.

It will be a special moment for 16-year-old Ella, who is again partnered with her father Donald’s mount Dark Confidant. Ella made national headlines last month by charging through on the four-year-old at Carlisle to win in her first ever senior race.

Ella and Dark Confidant followed up their triumph at Carlisle with another impressive win at Thirsk last week.

They will be pushed all the way by Abbie, 17, a winner at #AmazingMonday on Diamonds A Dancing, on board John Riches’ Picks Pinta.

Richardson was one of the undoubted stars of #AmazingMonday – the UK’s only all-female jockey race meeting – securing a double on the Tim Easterby-saddled Parole and Suitcase’N’Taxi.

Four of her entries at Carlisle on Wednesday are again Easterby-trained rides.

Standout is Brother McGonagill in the 3.50 Watch Racing UK On The Go Handicap. The pairing romped home at Carlisle on July 14 over 1m1f and will be hoping to make it a fourth win in just three months on Wednesday following triumphs at Hamilton and Wetherby.

Elsewhere, Graham Lee has six rides including the Jennie Candlish-trained Show Palace who is looking to make it three wins on the bounce after recent wins at Nottingham and Haydock.

Expect Show Palace to be pushed hard by Richard Fahey’s Geoff Potts, an impressive length and a quarter winner last time out at Leicester


Wednesday’s meeting is the first of two fixtures at Carlisle in seven days as the action returns on Tuesday August 29 with what promises to be another bumper evening of racing.

Geraldine McKay, General Manager of Carlisle Racecourse, said: “#AmazingMonday was just that – an amazing day with some brilliant racing featuring some of the UK’s finest up-and-coming female jockeys.

“We are delighted to welcome Rachel, Abbie and Ella back to Carlisle so soon after all notching winners here. Carlisle is quickly becoming something of a lucky track for all three jockeys and we’ll be looking closely to see if they can keep their fine form going here.

“We’ve had a great flat season at Carlisle with all the speed and drama you’d expect so we are really looking forward to these meetings on August 23 and then on Tuesday August 29 when evening racing returns.”

Gates open on Wednesday at 11.35am. First race 1.35pm, last race 5.25pm.
Gates open on Tuesday August 29 at 2.45pm. First race 4.45pm, last race 7.45pm.

Tickets for both meetings are £14 (in advance) or £17 (on the day). Under-17s get in free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available by calling 0344 579 3002 or by going online at

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