Haydock Park Racecourse
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|Location||Haydock, St Helens, England|
|Owned by||Jockey Club Racecourses|
|Screened on||Racing UK|
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), and the venue was also used for Hare coursing in the 1880s. 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.
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 includes a champagne bar.
It was awarded Racecourse of the Year in 1998 and 2000.
- Ascendant Stakes
- Dick Hern Fillies' Stakes
- Haydock Sprint Cup
- John of Gaunt Stakes
- Lancashire Oaks
- Old Newton Cup
- Pinnacle Stakes
- Rose of Lancaster Stakes
- Silver Bowl
- Superior Mile
- Temple Stakes (formerly at Sandown Park)
National Hunt Races:
- Betfair Chase
- Champion Hurdle Trial
- Grand National Trial
- Peter Marsh Chase
- Prestige Novices' Hurdle
- Rendlesham Hurdle
- Swinton Handicap Hurdle
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- West, Julian, ed. (2000). Travelling The Turf. Hexham, Northumberland: Kensington West. ISBN 9781902990002.