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 near Haydock, 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 include a champagne bar.
It was awarded Racecourse of the Year in 1998 and 2000.
|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 +|
- Edward, Charles and James Weatherby (1837). Racing calendar. 1836. C & W Reynell. p. 63. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
- "DEATH OF FULLERTON". Otago Witness. 17 August 1899. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
- Mortimer, Roger; Onslow, Richard; Willett, Peter (1978). Biographical Encyclopedia of British Flat Racing. Macdonald and Jane's. ISBN 0-354-08536-0.
- West (ed.) 2000, p. 13.
- West, Julian, ed. (2000). Travelling The Turf. Hexham, Northumberland: Kensington West. ISBN 978-1-902990-00-2.