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Haydock Park Racecourse is a racecourse in Merseyside, North West England. The racecourse is set in an area of parkland bounded by the towns of Haydock to the west, Ashton-in-Makerfield to the north, Golborne to the east and Newton-le-Willows to the south. Horse racing had been run in Newton for many years (the great racemare Queen of Trumps won at Newton in 1836),[2] and the venue was also used for hare coursing in the 1880s.[3] The current racecourse was opened in 1899. Much of the course's early development was overseen by Sydney Sandon, who served as course secretary, chairman and managing director in the early 20th century.[4]

Haydock Park
Haydock Park Racecourse Logo.jpg
Haydock Park Racecourse logo
LocationNewton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 0HQ[1]
Coordinates53°28′41″N 2°37′19″W / 53.47806°N 2.62194°W / 53.47806; -2.62194
Owned byJockey Club Racecourses
Screened onRacing TV
Course typeFlat
National Hunt
Official website



Haydock Park racecourse dress code

The track is a mostly flat left-handed oval of around 1 mile 5 furlongs with a slight rise on the four and a half furlong run-in. An extension or "chute" to the straight allows sprints of up to six furlongs to be run on a straight course. There are courses for flat racing and National Hunt racing.

The facilities include a champagne bar.

It was awarded Racecourse of the Year in 1998 and 2000.[5]

Notable racesEdit

Month DOW Race Name Type Grade Distance Age/Sex
January Saturday Altcar Novices' Chase Chase Grade 2 2m 5f 5yo +
January Saturday Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Grade 2 2m 4yo +
January Saturday Peter Marsh Chase Chase Grade 2 3m 1f 5yo +
January Saturday Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle Grade 2 2m 4yo +
February Saturday Rendlesham Hurdle Hurdle Grade 2 3m 4yo +
February Saturday Prestige Novices' Hurdle Hurdle Grade 2 3m 4yo +
February Saturday Grand National Trial Chase Grade 3 3m 4f 5yo +
February Saturday Victor Ludorum Juvenile Hurdle Hurdle Conditions 2m 4yo only
May Saturday Swinton Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Grade 3 2m 4yo +
May Saturday Spring Trophy Flat Listed 7f 3yo +
May Saturday Silver Bowl Flat Handicap 1m 3yo only
May Saturday Temple Stakes Flat Group 2 5f 3yo +
June Saturday Sandy Lane Stakes Flat Group 2 6f 3yo only
June Saturday Pinnacle Stakes Flat Group 3 1m 3f 200y 4yo + f
June Saturday Achilles Stakes Flat Listed 5f 3yo +
June Saturday John of Gaunt Stakes Flat Group 3 7f 4yo +
July Saturday Old Newton Cup Flat Handicap 1m 3f 200y 4yo +
July Saturday Lancashire Oaks Flat Group 2 1m 3f 200y 3yo + f
August Saturday Dick Hern Fillies' Stakes Flat Conditions 1m 3yo + f
August Saturday Rose of Lancaster Stakes Flat Group 3 1m 2f 95y 3yo +
September Saturday Ascendant Stakes Flat Conditions 1m 2yo only
September Saturday Haydock Sprint Cup Flat Group 1 6f 3yo +
September Saturday Superior Mile Flat Group 3 1m 3yo +
November Saturday Betfair Stayers' Handicap Hurdle Hurdle Grade 3 2m 7f 4yo +
November Saturday Betfair Chase Chase Grade 1 3m 1f 5yo +
December Saturday Tommy Whittle Chase Chase Handicap 3m 4yo +


  1. ^ "Homepage - Haydock Park Racecourse - Haydock Park Racecourse".
  2. ^ Edward, Charles and James Weatherby (1837). Racing calendar. 1836. C & W Reynell. p. 63. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  3. ^ "DEATH OF FULLERTON". Otago Witness. 17 August 1899. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  4. ^ Mortimer, Roger; Onslow, Richard; Willett, Peter (1978). Biographical Encyclopedia of British Flat Racing. Macdonald and Jane's. ISBN 0-354-08536-0.
  5. ^ West (ed.) 2000, p. 13.


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