Haydock Park Racecourse

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Haydock Park
Haydock racecourse logo.jpg
Haydock Park Racecourse logo
Location Haydock, St Helens, England
Coordinates 53°28′41″N 2°37′19″W / 53.47806°N 2.62194°W / 53.47806; -2.62194
Owned by Jockey Club Racecourses
Screened on Racing UK
Course type Flat
National Hunt
Official website

Haydock Park Racecourse is a racecourse in Merseyside, 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 the area for many years (the great racemare Queen of Trumps won at Newton in 1836),[1] and the venue was also used for Hare coursing in the 1880s.[2] 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.[3]

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 fulrong run-in. An extension to the straight allows sprints of up to six furlongs to be run on a straight coures. There are courses for flat racing and National Hunt racing.

The facilities includes a champagne bar.

It was awarded Racecourse of the Year in 1998 and 2000.[4]

Notable races[edit]

Flat Races:

National Hunt Races:

References[edit]

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

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