Two trainers with red-hot records will aim to top the charts as Carlisle Racecourse celebrates racing and music this weekend.

Hitmaker Sigala will entertain a huge crowd after racing today. And before he and his live band take to the stage, there’s a seven-race card, involving some of the country’s most in-form trainers and jockeys.

Tim Easterby is having a tremendous season on the flat at Carlisle with seven wins from 39 runners. The only trainer to head him is Keith Dalgleish with eight from 32. Both have multiple entries, including four head-to-head battles.

In the 5f handicap, Easterby has Afandem, an 11-1 winner in Carlisle over the same distance in May. Dalgleish has two chances with Beechwood Izzy and Northern Society, a winner at Musselburgh in May over the same distance.

Home Before Dusk was a winner last time out for Dalgleish at Newcastle and goes against Easterby’s Red Seeker, looking for a first win but was a runner-up at Redcar last month, in a 1m 1f handicap.

Also enjoying a hot streak is jockey Daniel Tudhope, vying with Oisin Murphy for top spot in the flat jockeys’ championship. Both are through the 50-winner mark for the season but North Yorkshire-based Tudhope has a superior strike rate.

Last month, he notched his 1,000th career winner and, earlier this week, landed a treble at Thirsk. He has three rides, partnering Archie Watson’s Harvey Dent in a handicap over a mile.

The three-year-old was runner-up to Amadeus Grey at Carlisle in June and also a second in his last run at Chester.

Tudhope rides Boston George for Dalgleish in a 7f handicap and takes Dante’s View for Sir Michael Stoute in the day’s final race, a maiden stakes over 1m 3f.

The courses two leading jockeys this season will also be in action. Shane Gray, who has three rides for Dalgleish, and Paul Mulrennan both have seven winners. Mulrennan has five rides.

There are two entries for trainer Mark Johnston, currently lying second in the trainers’ championship, having already amassed more than £2.5m prize-money.

In all, 68 runners have been declared.

“This is one of the highlights of our summer,” Carlisle general manager Molly Dingwall said.

“Racegoers will get to enjoy some quality flat racing before being entertained into the evening with fabulous live music from one of the hottest acts around.”

Tickets for racing and concert are £35.20 for adults if booked in advance. On the gate, the price is £40.

Gates open at 4pm, first race is 6pm, last race 9pm and the Sigala concert will begin shortly after the racing has finished.