Haydock Park Racecourse

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Haydock Park Racecourse

Haydock Park Racecourse is a horse-racing track in Merseyside, North West England, United Kingdom. It opened in 1899, at the Newton-le-Willows.

History of Haydock Park Racecourse

1752 – A series of meetings was first instituted at Newton-le-Willows, two and a half miles away.

1807 to 1898 – Regular meetings were staged at Newton-le-Willows from 1807 until 1898, after which Haydock Park was launched.

1899 – The racecourse opened when the demand for an enormous site arose due to the sport’s growing popularity.

1908 – Sydney Sandon became Secretary of Haydock Park Racecourse, firmly establishing the course as one of the most prestigious in the country.

1939 to 1945 – The course closed.

1946 – The Haydock Park reopened on August 14, 1946.

1963 – The Lancashire Oaks, formerly contested at Manchester, was transferred to Haydock.

1966 – The Vernon’s Sprint Cup was introduced to the Haydock program when Be Friendly won for the popular BBC commentator Sir Peter O’Sullevan.

1990 – The new grandstand was opened, maintaining Haydock’s place as one of the top dual code racecourses in the country.

Achievements and Owner

It was awarded “The Racecourse of the Year “in 1998 and 2000. It is owned and operated by The Jockey Club.

Track Details and Other Facilities

Track Details

  • 🐎Flat Course
    • A left-handed, flat, and oval-shaped.
    • It is about thirteen furlongs round with a run-in of four and a half furlongs which rises slightly throughout.
    • Sprints take place on the straight six-furlong course, with runners usually racing down the center of the track.
  • 🐎Jump Course
    • The track is also left-handed, flat, and conditions are often grueling during winter, emphasizing stamina.
    • It is 1m5f in circumference with a steep uphill throughout the long and testing four-and-a-half furlong run to the post.
    • The chute leading onto the home straight allows sprint races of up to six furlongs.
    • It used to have a reputation for being a tricky course, but it was changed when the new, less stiff portable fences were installed.

Other Facilities

  • 🐎The Racehorse Lotto
    • The Racehorse Lotto offers an ultimate prize of up to £250K or racehorse ownership for a year every Friday.
  • 🐎Services
    • Meetings & Conferences
    • Exhibitions
    • Location Filming
    • Weddings
    • Celebrations
    • Outdoor Events

Space & Suites

  • 🐎Jubilee Suite
    • It is located on the ground floor.
    • The Jubilee Suite is ideal for weddings and small events.
    • It includes a conservatory and a private outdoor terrace.
    • Room Details:
      • Area – 167㎡
      • Length – 18.31m
      • Width – 9.12m
  • 🐎Lancaster Suite
    • It is located on the ground floor of the Centenary Stand.
    • It is a popular choice for exhibitions.
    • Room Details:
      • Area – 445㎡
      • Length – 28.5m
      • Width – 25m
  • 🐎Horseshoe Suite
    • It is part of the Centenary Stand, with a large balcony overlooking the racecourse.
    • It is ideally suited for conferences, exhibitions, and training days.
    • Room Details:
      • Area – 530㎡
      • Length – 26m
      • Width – 9.41m
  • 🐎Davies Suite
    • It is located on the 3rd floor of the Tommy Whittle Stand.
    • The Davies Suite is ideal for smaller meetings.
    • It also offers between 10 and 40 delegates breakout areas with interconnecting rooms.
    • Room Details:
      • Length – 7.5m
      • Width – 5.9m
  • 🐎Whittles Suite
    • It is located on the first floor of the Tommy Whittle Stand.
    • It offers an overlooking view of the entire racecourse.
    • It can accommodate up to 100 delegates, which is ideal for dinners and small events.
    • Room Details:
      • Area – 228.5㎡
      • Length – 22.41m
      • Width – 10.20m
  • 🐎Premier Suite
    • The Premier Suite is suited for dinners and conferences of up to 200 guests.
    • It has direct access to the Tommy Whittle Stand’s six syndicate rooms and thirty boxes.
    • It is ideal for multi-room conferences or exhibitions.
    • Room Details:
      • Area – 407㎡
      • Length – 19.10m
      • Width – 21.34m
  • 🐎Leverhulme Suite
    • It is located on the 2nd floor of the Tommy Whittle Stand.
    • The Suite is ideal for smaller meetings between 10 and 40 delegates, with interconnecting rooms.
    • Room Details:
      • Length – 7.5m
      • Width – 5.9m
      • Height – 2.2m
  • 🐎Executive Boxes
    • Luncheon Rooms and Boxes are ideal for smaller meetings of 10 to 40 people.
    • It is located near the larger suites, and these rooms can be used as breakout rooms for the larger conference.
    • It is located on the second, third, and fourth floors of the Centenary Stand.
  • 🐎Park Suite
    • It offers a modern atmosphere and is ideal for dinners.
    • It can host up to 500 guests.
    • Room Details:
      • Area – 658㎡
      • Length – 44.36m
      • Width – 13.12m
    • It is located on the second floor of the Makerfield Stand.
  • 🐎Sports Bar
    • Sports Bar is situated on the ground floor of the Makerfield Stand.
    • It is ideal for small exhibitions or arrival drinks for up to 100 guests.
    • Room Details:
      • Length – 36.1m
      • Width – 16.4m
  • 🐎Final Furlong Bar
    • It is on the first floor of the Makerfield Stand.
    • It is ideal for small exhibitions or arrival drinks for up to 100 guests.
    • Room Details:
      • Length – 44.3m
      • Width – 11.8m
  • 🐎Weighed Inn Bar
    • It is situated on the ground floor of the Tattersalls Stand.
    • It is ideal for exhibitions or arrival drinks for up to 120 guests.
    • Room Details:
      • Length – 26.9m
      • Width – 15.2m

Race Schedule and Major Events & Races​

Haydock Park Race Schedule

  • 🐎Live Racing Schedule
    • The track runs 32 days of both Flat and Jump racing each year.

Major Stakes Races

      • 🐴Grand National Trial in February
      • 🐴The Temple Stakes in May
      • 🐴The Old Newton Cup
      • 🐴Lancashire Oaks in July
      • 🐴The Sprint Cup in September
      • 🐴The Betfair Chase in November.

Location and Access to the Racecourse

  • It is located at Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 0HQ, in Northwest England.
  • It 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.
  • The track’s location is accessible from all directions.
    • It is one mile from Junction 23 of the M6.
    • The nearest station to Haydock Park is Newton-le-Willows, which is regularly serviced by trains from Manchester and Liverpool,
    • There are also regular bus services from Liverpool city center.
  • There are three reserved car parks and an additional one with unrestricted use, all free.


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